With the arrival of summer, it’s only natural that you want to freshen things up at home to welcome in the new season. If ever there was a style that personified summer, it’s Palm Springs in California. The small city, which is located about 2 hours drive South-East of Los Angeles, is surrounded by the Californian desert and is known for its hot springs, luxe hotels and mid-century modern architecture. Everything about Palm Springs represents everything about that Californian cool, it’s in the desert, there are pops of pink, endless pools and clean lines. And if you can’t live in a Richard Neutra-designed masterpiece, then you can certainly decorate your home to look like one.
Glamorous Outdoor Furniture
You already know that cane, rattan and other natural materials are huge for this season, and when painted white they take on an entirely new (and chic) life. Palm Springs life all about embracing the outdoors, preferably with a martini in hand, so make sure you have loads of comfortable spots to recline on. And don’t be scared to add colour with your cushions.
Pinks and Greens
Speaking of colour, a quick pan of Palm Springs as a whole will show that they were the originators of millennial pink so when playing with colour, feel free to go wild with all the hues of pink you can find. As the name suggests, palm colours are also a great way of colour-blocking the pink, as is adding monochromatic black and white.
Touches of Gold
Despite being in the heart of the desert, there is still something decidedly luxe about Palm Springs style. Embrace this with touches of rich metallics like gold and copper.
Clean, Round Lines
Ultimately, Palm Springs living is about being comfortable while surrounded by beauty, hence the use of soft, 50s-inspired furniture upholstered in lush, breathable fabrics. Tub chairs, bucket seats and anything with soft, rounded edges are going to fit right in.
As the city is in the middle of the desert, it’s tricky for an abundance of plants to grow. Cacti, however, thrive in the dry sun, so when decorating your Palm Springs-inspired home, be sure to have a couple of cacti scattered around.