With spring in full bloom and summer fast approaching, now is the time to inject bright colours and bold prints into your home.
This year's summer colours range from aqua blues and lime greens to burnt orange as well as Aztec-themed patterns.
To help you with your summer colour choices, Westfield Miranda fashion stylist Yvonne Wallace recommends homeowners look at the natural colours of spring for inspiration.
"Sunny days, blossoming flowers and the zest of spring are the perfect inspiration when updating your home, from choosing from delicately painted tableware to boldly patterned textiles and statement pieces," Ms Wallace said.
With flowers in bloom, there's no surprise they have become a popular summer decor inspiration.
Ms Wallace said floral homewares were perfect for a seasonal update.
"Straight from the catwalks, floral prints have also made a huge splash in stunning tableware, crockery, vases, frames and prints galore," she said. "If the full-bloom of floral interiors is too much for your home, try adding some of these accessories along with fresh flowers on mantelpieces, fireplaces and sideboards. Fill the air with floral-scented candles and oils to add to the ambience of your home."
Although florals add a fresh array of colour to a room, Ms Wallace warns homeowners to be careful in their selections.
"While the floral trend is a beautiful way to freshen up your home, it can be easily overdone so keep your patterns crisp, clean and modern and steer clear of stuffy, old florals - unless they are carefully chosen vintage designs. Remember, less is more."
Nor do you have to change the colour of your entire home to bring summer indoors. Simply add bright or patterned furnishings like rugs, cushions and tableware to add warmth to a room.
"Textiles are an easy and effective way to bring some printed pop and pizzazz to your decor and floral-patterned cushions and throws can give an old piece of furniture new life or you can use them to brighten up a neutral-toned couch or occasional chair," Ms Wallace said. "A statement floral rug used in spaces like hallways and living rooms are a clever use of space to transition the outside of spring into your home. Natural woods and timber-finishings also bring your garden indoors; try a feature coffee or side table for an earthy feel in your lounge."
National visual merchandising manager at Fantastic Furniture Craig Evans said summer interior fashion included mixing and matching colours, prints and patterns.
"Remember that saying 'purple and green should never be seen unless there is colour in between', well that's no longer true," Mr Evans said. "Today, it's all about adding a variety of colours to the home."
Mr Evans recommends to team safe colours like chocolate browns, blacks and whites with bright colours.
"I always recommend if you are not daring to go bright, stay with safe colours like your chocolate browns, blacks and whites and then add a nice bright rug or scatter a great pair of patterned cushions. It's also a quick and cost-effective way to brighten a room."