While Hong Kong summers are blessed with brilliant sunshine, the hot and humid days are often more comfortably spent indoors in the air-conditioning. So, why not bring the outdoors in? It’s easy enough to do via a few simple décor “tricks” – and the result allows you to enhance your seasonal experience during the summer months and beyond. We asked the team at Altfield Interiors to share some of their top décor tips for creating a year-round and all-weather tropical “outdoor” oasis, right in the comfort of your own home.
Tips for an easy and effective home décor upgrade
#1 Pattern Play
Pay homage to the motifs and patterns found in the great outdoors by selecting suitably themed fabrics and trimmings. From undulating ocean waves to verdant green leaves and punchy florals, allow your spirit – and home! – to be carried away into the beauty of nature.
#2 Summer Shades
Brighten up your space by using a colour palette reflective of your favourite outdoor destination, whether that’s Italy’s Amalfi Coast or a tropical rainforest. Firstly, select one principal colour to form the foundation of your palette. Secondly, combine and layer pieces from the same colour group, for a multi-dimensional tonal look. Feeling bold? Try mixing a few strong colours together! We especially like green/ blue and pink/green/yellow combinations.
#3 It’s All in The Details
In addition to soft furnishings, smaller decorative pieces also play a role in enhancing the overall look and feel of a space. From potted plants to beautiful vases and glassware, have fun and don’t be afraid to experiment. Create the feel of an outdoor picnic with a few simple floor cushions, a refreshing drink, and a delicious spread of your favourite canapés.
Altfield Interiors is at 1101, Nine Queen’s Road, Central
2525 2738 | altfield.com.hk
This article first appeared in the Summer 2021 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.