Breathe New Life Into Your Home With These Summer Decorating Ideas
The song says it best, “summertime, and the living is easy…” Take a cue from this mindset and rethink your living spaces with an eye toward the free and easy side of summer living. Imagine if you were to turn your home into a summer rental, how might you change up your décor? A softer relaxed color palette? Whimsical accents? Rearrange furniture to encourage lounging? Don’t wait—let’s get started!
Slipcover Your World
Color can make a world of difference in the tone and mood of your room. Airy, light colors are a natural fit in the summer, but so are bold pops of vibrant, juicy hues. Without buying all new furniture, see how you can use loveseat slipcovers to create a whole new color palette. Top a white, slipcovered couch with botanical print throw pillows and this season’s on-trend aquamarine color. The room instantly feels beachy and resort-like. Or, add bright pink and orange decorative throws or floor rugs and a tropical floral arrangement to channel a south beach vibe.
Don’t forget to decorate your mantel. In the winter months, your fireplace may be a source of a roaring fire and a homey hearth, but summertime calls for a different look for your mantel. Clear it off and start from scratch with a seasonal take. Try lining up a series of succulent plants, pretty seashells, or low vases with single stems of big blooms, like hydrangea. Taking a cue from nature is a great way to complement the season.
Makeover Your Bath
It doesn’t take much to give your bathroom a quick makeover. Hang a new shower curtain in a lovely fresh floral, accent with a fun bath mat that feels like something you would set out for guests. Change out wall decor with a summery watercolor canvas or a whimsical piece of canvas wall art that reminds us of the outdoor garden.
Warm Weather Bedding
There is something casual and charming about a quilt that makes it a natural fit in the warmer summer months. It’s the right weight for warmer nights, and with the variety of quilt set patterns available, there is sure to be one that calls out to you. Matching shams and light airy panel curtains make it easy to quickly pull the look together.
Changing your home’s décor for summer entertaining can be as easy as setting your table. Break out the colorful, cheery table linens. Brighten your home, as well as your table, with fresh cut flowers from your garden. The rich colors of this chic, modern dinnerware mirror the rich colors outdoors, making it the ideal complement to a relaxing, casual get together with friends and family.
Complement With Outdoor Accents
Bridge the summery décor from inside to your outdoor entertaining areas, using indoor outdoor area rugs, accent pillows, and color palette. For instance, when you’re using botanical colors and aquamarine accents inside, take the same look outside in your outdoor furniture cushions and area rugs. This seamless coordinating will give a polished, interior-designed feel to your space.
Family-Friendly Backyard Fun
Bring on the summer parties with playful additions to make your outdoor time with family and friends a memorable one! Go beyond backyard basics with whimsical decorating ideas that will get everyone engaged in making the most of these long, glorious summer days. Nothing adds more to a summer backyard than a beautiful hammock (or two!). What better way to enjoy a breezy summer afternoon than resting comfortably? You won’t have to escape all the way to a tropical beach to enjoy your own little piece of paradise.