lotiloves homeware: the john lewis summer edit
Bright colours and tropical prints for summer might not be revolutionary but nothing looks better when the sun is shining and John Lewis knows it. Motifs like cacti, flamingos, watermelons and pineapples are still super popular, popping up on everything from plates to pool floats, so these make for an easy entry point into the trend. And when it comes to al fresco entertaining, swap paper plates and plastic cutlery for sturdy tableware with bold patterns. If you prefer block colours to prints, go for larger pieces of outdoor furniture in bright shades. Simple silhouettes keep these pieces looking contemporary and also ensure that they can be brought back summer after summer.