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Hot tips for summer style from designer and homebuilder

Five star housebuilder David Wilson Homes East Midlands and top interior designers Claude Hooper can help steer you through a stylish summer with top interior design tips for homeowners in Leicestershire.

With long days and plenty of sunshine, you may be thinking about a fresh look for your home, or even be on the move to a brand new property.

David Wilson Homes’ show homes are at the forefront of the latest trends, and the housebuilder works closely with expert designers like Claude Hooper to provide an inviting experience to their visitors, who receive a warm welcome brimming with comfort, colour and inspiration.

To give a taste of their show homes’ summer style, David Wilson Homes and Claude Hooper have given three top tips to get the hottest seasonal look for your own home:

White’s all right

When the temperature is turned up we tend to want a clear-out, minimising clutter and creating a cleaner, crisp environment to promote a sense of cool.

Bright, white space is always refreshing and works particularly well in kitchens and bathrooms, opening up areas to create a light and airy space. If you’re not so keen on pure white, choose an ivory of off-white shade, or opt for cool white worktops and tiling.

Keep it plain

Busy patterns can be a dizzying choice and sometimes ‘close down’ a room. Opt for plain walls and replace jazzy curtains with a solid block of colour, or simple stripes.

You can bring the look together with metallic accents in light fittings and accessories. Consider brass, chrome, or copper, or a combination of all three to add shine and sparkle to any room.

Flower power

Bring the outside in and try flower arranging as a quick and inexpensive way to brighten up most rooms, using plants with lighter petals for that summertime vibe.

As well as the splash of colour, the flowers will bring the added bonus of a fresh scent, but be mindful that most plants will need regular attention to keep them at their best. Artificial flowers may be a better alternative for those with less time look after them. 

Erica Lee, Senior Designer at Claude Hooper, said; “These three top tips are simple ways for people to give their homes a quick summer makeover, freshening them up and making them more inviting. For more ideas like this, a visit to a David Wilson show home could provide all the inspiration you need.

“The show homes we decorate for David Wilson Homes always showcase the potential of the properties, with stylish interiors designed to deliver a memorable experience for customers, highlighting the possibilities they can realise with their own dream home.”

Jason Hearn, Sales Director at David Wilson Homes East Midlands, said: “Discovering the latest looks every season means we always stay ahead of the field in styling our new properties. Similarly they provide fresh inspiration for home owners to ensure they keep their property fresh and appealing.”

David Wilson Homes East Midlands has new homes available at the following developments: Abbots View and Stenson’s Quarter in Coalville, Forest Chase in Leicester Forest East, Hastings Park in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Hunters Lodge in Barrow-upon-Soar, The Chimes in Loughborough, The Millstones in Queniborough, The Spinney in Burbage, and Whetstone Park in Whetstone.

It will also launch a range of properties at its New Lubbesthorpe development in autumn.

For more information on any David Wilson Homes developments near you, please call the sales team on 0844 811 5544 or visit

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