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m.soundariya preetha
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In summer, vibrant colours and light upholstery are popular

Summer is here, and the time is ideal to make the interiors lively. It is time to put away the blankets and quilts .

Thick upholstery and dark-coloured accessories get into the storage space, creating room for vibrant and bright interiors.

This is the season for bright colours and vibrant prints, says Thomas John, General Manager of @home.

This summer, some of the in colours are brown, combinations of brown with turquoise blue or pink, mint green and, purple for piping and border.

In summer, people prefer sheers for curtains, unlike thick fabric during winter, so that light can come into the house.

Colours such as cream, white, or orange are preferred for curtain fabric. Even fragrances should be welcoming and fresh.

Pot pourri, candles and oil burners usually come with fresh fragrance, and in blues.

Mr. John says customers are now conscious about hygiene and fashion at home. Hence, several brands are investing to study and understand the trend. They come out with seasonal launches for accessories and home décor.

Summer is the peak buying season and new products are launched during the last week of March and early April.

Some even change the wall colour or wall paper every season.

They are conscious about dressing up their home by taking into account even the small details. Storage spaces are becoming important to store artefacts and soft furnishing of the past season.

D.P. Prashant of Eurocon Tiles says customers choose tiles based on the overall theme of the house, the location and the weather of the city or town.

For instance, earthy colours are preferred in the South.

In places that have cold or rainy climate, tiles with better insulation and water absorption properties are preferred.

m.soundariya preetha

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