By The Nation Weekend
BRING SOME colour and cheer to your home as the hot season arrives and you move into summer vacation mode. Ikea’s new Sommar 2019 collection has now arrived in its Thai stores and features edgy graphic designs and vibrant colourful prints on a huge selection of home decorating items, from bright and bold towels, pouffe, plates and bowls and chic picnic hampers designed in collaboration with Lotta Kuhlhorn and Malin Unnborn, who are known for their geometric and colourful graphic patterns, together with designers from Textilgruppen & Papperian, well-recognised for their paper and textile works.
Here are six ideas to freshen up your home, turning it into the perfect place to chill out this summer.
Small spaces for big beginnings
No large backyard? That’s okay. During the summer, even the smallest balcony can be turned into a great place to start the day. Catch your summer mornings with a cup of coffee along with the sunshine. Plus, this is a great space to put all of your wet swim gear to dry-off, or stuffy fabrics to air out in the summer sun.
Turn it inside out
Create a little corner under the tree to breathe some fresh air and sunbathe as though you were on vacation. Just move your small sofa to a quiet corner to sip some afternoon tea, or to catch a glimpse of the sunset. Add an exciting vibe and a stylish touch with a colourful rug or lamp with printed patterns.
Do you know that drinking warm beverages in warm weather can actually help the body cool down? Sounds counter-intuitive, right? However, by increasing your body temperature, you’re also letting more heat evaporate from your skin, thereby cooling the body down. Pretty cool, don’t you think?
Comfy, come rain or shine
Decorate your living corner to enjoy some ice-cream under the summer sun, and support your back with a small but comfy cushion. The trick is using cushions that are water repellent and fade-resistant. You don’t have to worry about them getting wet, just simply shake them off and they’ll be ready to use again.
One pouffe, many possibilities
Whether you spend your summer vacation indoors, watching a late-night TV series, or reading outside in the sun, the pouffe doubles as a comfy spot to sit or as a foot stool to rest your feet on an extra soft surface.
The more, the merrier
When it’s time for the weekend, Ikea invites everyone to the cook-out. Don’t keep yourself in the house, because eating together means more delicious dishes, louder laughter and a wider smile on your face. So, whether you’re in your backyard, at the nearest beach or in the city park, just ask your loved ones to join you – the more, the merrier.
UNDER THE SUN
>> The summer collection is available at Ikea’s two outlets at Mega Bangng and Bang Yai at CentralPlaza Westgate.
>> Visit Ikea.co.th for details.