Are you looking to give your home a breezy makeover? With the warmer months of the year approaching, many of us are looking to add a little soft touch to our home aesthetics to truly usher in the Summer. Soft furnishings are a fantastic way to add a little class to your overall home aesthetic whilst also adding a new level of cozy comfort to it. In this article, we take a look at how you can make a statement by creating a soft aesthetic in your home. Grab a cuppa and read on to find out more!
1. It’s All About The Curtains
If you look at a number of breezy summer homes online, you’ll notice that they all share one thing in common – sheer curtains. There is no better way to add a soft element to any room in your home than with sheer curtains. Sheer curtains allow a good amount of soft light to enter your home, ensuring that the harsh rays of the sun aren’t directly hitting your face in the living room when you’re trying to wind down and watch a film. Since the Summer months stay bright all the way until 9 pm at night, sheer curtains are a great way to limit the amount of light that streams into your rooms throughout the day. On top of being practical, sheer curtains add a true touch of elegance to your bedrooms, living rooms and will make you feel like you’re cozying up in a beachside villa – is there anything not to love here?
2. Cushions, Cushions, Cushions!
There is no better way to make a soft yet bold statement to your room than with a medley of gorgeous cushions. When looking for cushions, we recommend purchasing them in different sizes to keep things interesting and to go for soft colors and subtle designs instead if big bold ones, or brightly colored cushions. Large throw pillows are a fantastic addition to any couch and will give you some added comfort on top of an eye appealing aesthetic. Look for cushions that are relatively soft, as harder cushions may look a little rigid and won’t be as comfortable to relax on!
3. Fluffy Throw Blankets – Hello!
Have you ever envied home setups in movies that just look so darn inviting, cozy and relaxing? Chances are, most of these setups have involved throw blankets in one way or another. The addition of throw blankets to any room is a fantastic way to soften the overall aesthetic, add a touch of coziness to space and of course, provide some comfort to anyone who us utilizing the room. Whilst throw blankets aren’t entirely necessary in the summer months, they do come in handy when the weather starts to cool down, ensuring that it is as useful as it is appealing to the eye come Autumn and Winter. It’s a win-win situation in our opinion!
When it comes to any beautiful living space, accessorizing is an absolute must. When looking towards a soft aesthetic, you’ll want to accessorize with pieces that don’t stand out too much and don’t look too harsh against the rest of your room’s design. Some fantastic ideas for soft accessorizing are some simple flower arrangements, a simple rug under the coffee table, softly lit scented candles, simple lamps and even statement pieces such as modern artwork or a medley or fairy lights to add a touch of magic to your space.
5. Soften Hard Seating
If you’re someone who has a bunch of hard looking chairs around the house, fret not. You don’t have to throw all your furniture out in a bid to create a soft finish to your room. Try adding specialty chair cushions or seat covers to your chairs to soften them out, or even drape some fake fur over your seats to add a fluffy and visually appealing touch of softness to your furniture.
We hope that this article has given you some handy tips when it comes to creating a soft aesthetic in your home.
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