Homeowners craving some interior design inspiration for the summer can discover the hottest new looks thanks to a collection of top tips from Taylor Wimpey.

The leading housebuilder works with expert interior designers to ensure the very latest styles are displayed in its showhomes throughout the UK – and among the on-trend features for summer 2017 are solid wood flooring and vibrant greenery to achieve that botanical look.

Homeowners can take inspiration from the following top tips to give their place a sizzling summer makeover:

• Solid wood flooring is in! Many people are opting for bolder flooring in 2017, and on- trend shades such as blonde and pecan are perfect for the summer as they lighten any room. As well as looking stylish, they can also make rooms appear more spacious.

• Brits just love bringing the outdoors in, and adding a dash of greenery can work wonders in bringing a room to life and achieving that in-vogue botanical look. Whether its fabrics, accessories, wallpaper or even adding a feature plant in the bathroom, incorporating greenery is the way to go – so step into summer by bringing out the horticulturalist in you!

• Striking patterns are making waves right now, with many interior stylists finding that people are wanting more daring, artistic shapes on their floors and walls. Geometric, angular patterns make a real statement and add lots of character to any room.

• Matching two blocks of colour in a kitchen/dining room creates an appealing decorative contrast that draws the eye. Why not try contrasting wall colours with kitchen cabinets to try out this contemporary trend?

• Less is more – with open-plan living areas, the modern look is to choose light colours and materials that blend together for a clean and seamless effect. Pared-back schemes and simple styling make for a relaxed, welcoming space.

• Make your garden a more enticing place to be by adding strategic lighting to enhance features such as trees, rockery or plant borders. Fairy lights or Moroccan-style lanterns provide a soft, warm glow as the sun sets.

Jason Stokes, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey, says: “Summer is the ideal time to inject a fresh look into your home and garden, and our on-trend design tips can help you wow the family and friends when hosting a barbecue.

“All these styles can be incorporated into an existing neutral scheme, thanks to widely available accessories, furniture, wallpaper, flooring and fabrics.

“And if you want some further design inspiration, you can always pop in and visit a showhome at one of our developments for more ideas on how to transform your home.”

Taylor Wimpey showhomes can be found at many of the following developments:


Langley Park, Maidstone - 01622 233164

Repton Park, Ashford - 01233 220632

Shorncliffe Heights, Folkestone - 01303 761112

The Bridge, Dartford - 01322 470562

The Limes at Leybourne Chase, West Malling - 01732 448178

East Sussex

Greenhill Grange, Haywards Heath - 01444 221149


Meridian Square, Hurst Green - 01883 770571

There are also some exciting new developments due to be launched in the coming months with showhomes to showcase the very latest trends:


Waterside at Castle Hill, Ebbsfleet Valley - 01322 477016

Three Fields, Tenterden - 01580 230561

Information on these, and all Taylor Wimpey developments across the region, is available by calling 01732 836000 or by visiting www.taylorwimpey.co.uk