Sizzling Hot Summer Trends

Want to wow your friends and family this summer? Try out these new trends to refresh your space and make a lasting impression this season.


First on the list is adding texture to your whole home. Space can feel flat when everything is smooth, so incorporate texture to not only add interest but give your room some depth as well. Accessorize with pillows, add a throw, or roll out a rug and make sure to consider a variety of materials to keep it interesting. If you want to be a little more daring, you can look for larger pieces with interesting materials like woven grass chairs, a leather ottoman, or a live edge wood table. Look for our one of a kind cowhides or poufs on our website, pieces among many that are sure to make an impact in your home.


This year Pantone Color of the Year is Living Coral (16-1546), a vibrant shade of pink coral. There is no better time of the year than summer to bring this color into your home. If you are a little intimidated by this shade, have no fear because even a small addition of this color will suffice. You can add a couple of throw pillows, re-upholster an accent chair, or even re-paint an old piece of furniture. No matter your choice, this color is sure to make a statement!


Big, bold, abstract floral patterns are showing up everywhere this season. They first appeared on the NY Fashion Week runways and now are making their way into interiors. Erin Gates from Erin Gates Design states, “The traditional beauty of floral pattern, either abstract or straight up chintz, will be the pattern to use.” In order to incorporate this trend into multiple places in your home, stick with patterns that share the same color tones as this will create a cohesive feeling within individual rooms and throughout your home as well. 


With summer weather comes summer fun, meaning lots of traffic throughout your home. This last trend is very practical and something you’ll be able to utilize across all seasons. Invest in your furniture purchases and upgrade upholstery to performance fabrics; this trend has gained momentum in recent years as technology advances and fabric production becomes more sophisticated. Performance fabric is woven, knit, or finished with fibers created specifically to withstand the spills, stains, and pets in your life.

Interested in learning more? Brown and Beam carriers a variety of performance fabrics and our associates would be happy to walk you through their properties.