BBQ season is upon us but the weather isn’t always predictable in the UK. You can have a lovely afternoon planned with the family and all it takes is one grey cloud to force you inside in a bid to escape the rain. We’ve all been there; burgers and sausages half cooked, salads uncovered and hungry bellies waiting to be filled when a downpour strikes. But rather than let it ruin the day we have a plan…
Summer themed dining room accessories!
Making over your dining room doesn’t need paint rollers and litres of eggshell as there are simple ways you can add vibrant touches to your dining room on summer days you can’t spend in the garden. We scoured notonthehighstreet.com for inspiration and as expected, we were not disappointed!
1. Grass table runner
Perfect for spring or summer events this table runner is a fab way to bring a bit of green indoors. Partner it with vibrant vases filled with seasonal flowers and you have a chic table setting fit for day times and evenings. The runner
pictured below is £25 (+£6.50 delivery) however you may be able to source an offcut from your local gardening centre for less.
2. Plants, plants and more plants
One of the best things about summer is the luscious array of plants found in the garden, so try to replicate that indoors. Whether you fancy flowers in vases or leafy prints on cushions, the options are endless and instantly add vibrancy to indoor spaces. Click on the product name for more information: botanical cushions
, ‘blooming lovely’ flower holder
, teacup planters
and tropical leaf framed print
3. Photographic prints
Prints are a lovely way of introducing colour to a room without the expense of painting. You can frame them for a classy look or for a rustic feel, hang prints on twine
and mini wooden pegs
. Whether it’s summer snaps of your own or artistic prints like these
it’ll bring the summer sun indoors.
Believe it or not bunting isn’t just for circus tents and you can find some stunning designs online – or make your own! We love this floral design
but if you fancy attempting a DIY version you can try out this method
on Hobbycraft’s website (don’t forget, you can tailor the materials used based on your own personal taste).
5. Summer inspired lighting
Lighting can either make or break a living space and the dining room is a crucial part of the house to invest in when it comes to perfecting indoor ‘mood lighting’. Click on the product name for more information: Moroccan glass lantern
, glass bulb and flower
, silver fairy lights
, rose fairy lights
6. Table settings
This is a quick and easy option if you’re looking to create a summer lunch or dinner indoors. Choose floral napkins, napkin rings, plates and quirky glasses to brighten up the plain white crockery you use every day. Click on the product name for more information: coloured glass tumblers
, flowerdrop melamine dinner plate
, floral summer napkin
, floral napkin ring
If you liked any of these ideas or have any of your own, leave us a comment below!
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