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Colours of Summer: Bringing the Outdoors In

As seen in Grazia Magazine.

The Galleria
Jul 11, 2021

Colours of Summer: Bringing the Outdoors In

As seen in Grazia Magazine.

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I find myself scrolling through The Galleria Al Maryah Island website regularly to source fresh items that I think are particularly noteworthy for my home. While we love the summer heat, realistically, we can’t bear the blistering warmth and find ourselves unable to escape it at times. This leaves us with one essential solution: creating our very own nature-inspired oasis at home to escape the summer heat.

As the Abu Dhabi Summer of Style event kicks off at The Galleria from July 7th – July 11th, you’ll find a wide selection of summer sales, and it’s brimming with thousands of fantastic interior finds up to 80% off. For me, I constantly find myself choosing my top picks from Zara Home, West Elm and Pottery Barn as they stock a new array of top-notch pieces filled with nature-inspired accents that can easily be incorporated into any home. As part of the Summer of Style event, you can enjoy a wide selection of live-streamed ‘in conversation workshops and styling sessions that will teach you how to style up your home fashionably.

If you are looking to bring the outdoors inside your home, The Galleria has a few things that you can do.

Punctuate With Plants

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When opting for a natural environment inside your home, an incredibly impactful way is by incorporating plants and flowers in your living space – and lots of them. One of natures most prominent beauties are plants, which not only brighten up your space but tend to lower your stress level with its purifying and charming touch.

Incorporate Rattan Decor

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By using rattan furniture and wickered textures, you’re creating the ultimate outdoorsy feel into your home. Whether incorporating a rattan chest at the foot of your bed or placing a rattan chair in your living room, rattan furniture will add the perfect relaxed feel to any home setup.

Utilize Natural Materials

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Using natural materials in your home decor adds the greatest touch of the outdoors indoors. Whether you are using bamboo blinds for your windows, wood salt and pepper shakers or even a wooden bowl, these can be the most significant way to give your home a bit of the outdoorsy flavour.

Outdoor Inspired Art-work

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The simplest yet stylish way to incorporate the outdoors within your home is by adding a soft accent of outdoor-inspired artwork throughout your home. You can opt for a subtle picture of birds or animals, lakes, oceans or even a garden to feel the fresh greenery inside your home. This set-up will create a soothing yet relaxing environment in your living space.

Focus on Natural Light and Earth Tone Hues

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For a space reminiscent of the great outdoors, finding natural colours, patterns and light that mimic nature finest is a cosy yet warm approach to incorporating the outdoors inside your home. Just like plants, humans need lots of natural light and what better way to create the ultimate balance, by accessing good daylight around your home.

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