Summer festivals are a chance to truly kick back, enjoy great company, brilliant music and let the sun warm you to your bones.
And so its no wonder that many of us want to emulate this in our homes. The team got together to create a guide to bringing the summer festival vibe to your dining room using industrial style furniture.
The dining space
With such a stylish backdrop, who could resist creating a summer festival vibe inside your dining room or open plan kitchen/diner with industrial furniture? You can always dine al fresco too – these ideas will work for both settings.
Summer is a time of bright colours, all drenched in sun and warm vibes. Opt for a golden palette of yellow, orange and red.
Or, if you want to tone it down a notch or two, pretty pastels work great too. Use a light coloured table clothes the perfect neutral backdrop on your reclaimed wood table but keep the table settings less formal.
Sharing food around the dining table– sitting on your industrial dining chairs, tearing off bread, passing around the dips and enjoying the various tasty dishes you’ve prepared – is the name of game this summer.
Put away your chunky knits and your fleece throws and deep pile rugs, opting instead for a flat, smooth weave to everything from rugs to cushions.
It’s not so much about fuss but about having cooler feeling textures about the dining room. Soften the dining bench with a few well-placed cushions but allow the full beauty of your fabric dining chairs to shine through.
Of course, if you want to add more flavour to the dining setting, opt for delicious coloured fabric dining chairs, perfect for making a style statement no matter what time of year.
Decorate the dining room so that is encapsulate everything about summer. Opt for flowered wallpaper but leaving the safe floral patterns behind, choosing large, blousy blooms instead.
Or why not take a look at printed scenic wallpaper? Choose a photo of your choice and have it made into a mural, ready to stick on an expanse of dining room wall.
It is the small details that will bring the full summer festival experience to your dining room.
Looking out over your beautiful garden, enjoy a dance or two on the lawn and don’t forget, your wellies aren’t just for winter. They make the perfect festival shoe, alongside the barely-there flip-flop.
Turn up the volume – but invite the neighbours – and under the shade of the gazebo or pergola, enjoy the sweet scent of plants.
As the light begins to fade, let LED solar lights cast a warm glow on the space as you enjoy a picnic on the lawn. Or bring the party inside and enjoy tasty snacks amongst the jam jars of flowers dotted around the dining table.
And then relax even more, falling into the comfy confines of fabric armchairs, to reminisce about summer festivals past.
With plenty of plants and delicate flowers about the space coupled with industrial styled furniture, you have the perfect summer festival retreat.