The Dormy House- 5 ways to transform your home for Summer

5 easiest-ever ways to transform your home for summer

With the weather finally being kinder to us, it’s time to get your home ready for summer. Let The Dormy House help you improve every room the easy way.  These clever revamps won’t take long, but they will create fabulous results every time.


1. Add a pop of colour

Why? Neutral room schemes feel serene and comfortable, but a pop of colour will add energy, looks great in the stronger light of the summer months, and will give it a modern twist.

How to do it: Pick one vibrant shade to add in small areas. You can go for solid colour – like the buttons on this headboard – or introduce your chosen shade as part of a patterned fabric design.

Take a look at our headboards and our beautiful fabrics.

2. Brighten up dining

Why? Create a more attractive scheme for your dining space – whether it’s a separate room or part of a kitchen or living room – and family, friends and guests will want to spend more time there.

How to do it: Swap hard chairs for upholstered designs. They’ll bring pattern to a plain scheme and are easy to match to your existing dining table. Best of all, sitting on a padded seat is a whole lot more comfortable, so they’re perfect for relaxed get-togethers making the most of the longer days. OurLouis carver chairs and Louis chair can be upholstered in one of our fabrics, or your own.


3. Dress up a hallway wall

Why? Halls often miss out on decorative detail, and frequently lack natural light, but why waste the opportunity to make the room you use every day (and your visitors see first) as stylish as the rest of your home?

How to do it: Vintage-style mirrors can be arranged to create a feature perfectly scaled to suit the space. They’ll reflect the natural light and make your hall look bigger and brighter as well as making a fantastic display.

Choose from our vintage-style mirrors.

If you would like to find out more, contact customer services on telephone 01264 365808 or

Living Room

4. Add elegance to a living room

Why? Smartening up your space will make it look special when you’re entertaining, as well as giving it hotel chic you’ll love (and why not treat yourself, after all?)

How to do it: Create symmetry by arranging a pair of sofas to face each other, or centre a solo piece by a window or other feature, then add in a buttoned upholstered footstool to complete the tailored look. Our deep buttoned footstools come in a choice of sizes and leg designs to suit your room.


5. Group storage

Why? Keeping everything you need in a room in one area means you won’t need multiple storage pieces that can make your space feel crowded and smaller than it really is.

How to do it: Use one wall to house a unit configured to hold all you need. Make sure you balance hidden and open areas so you can conceal clutter, but show off accessories. The New Hampshire modular unit with television shelves is ideal for a living room, 


My name is Caroline Sutton and I'm a wife and mother of 3 children, passionate about food, keeping me and my family healthy, gorgeous interiors and shopping! I have a degree in Biochemistry and Pharmacology and continue to be interested in the science behind diet and drugs. I also have a Diploma and City and Guilds in Interior Design and for the last 17 years have run a property company which develops, redevelops and manages rental properties: Sunlight Properties Ltd.

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