Mixing up antique pieces with new styles is a fun way to create interest, as well as combining your heirlooms and fresh purchases. The weathered chair in this monochrome room anchors the playful palette and becomes a focus point over the patterns and colour.
With temperatures like these, maximising your outside space is a must. You don’t need to have a garden to find a beautiful place to cool down or catch the rays – check out our gallery for some inspiration for your balconies.
Nothing tops an outdoor swim on a hot summer’s day – Wild Swim (£9.99, Kate Rew & Dominick Tyler, The Guardian Bookshop) will give you the lowdown on the best places in the UK to strip off and dive in – we can’t think of anything nicer right now.