Looking for ideas to bring the feel of summer into your home?
Summer comes with opportunities to freshen up your home. And decorating for the season is fun and exciting. Take advantage of the summer sun and create a cool place that will impress your family and friends.
Let’s look at some creative summer decorating ideas you can adapt to brighten up your home.
Use Light Colored Slip Covers
Summer décor is normally associated with light pastel colors, which radiate a warm relaxing aura in your home. Hence, you need to brighten up your space by using whites, ivories, and other light hues.
One of the easiest ways to achieve that is by using light-colored slipcovers to lighten up your furniture. Besides providing an extra protection to your seats, it is also an easy way to brighten up your furnishings.
You might also want to consider exchanging your dark-colored winter throw pillows with light pastel ones. Floral designs can also work great.
Do Some Spring Cleaning
Spring cleaning will help you get rid of any winter clutter that has accumulated in your home. Many of us collect stuff without even realizing it. And before long, your home becomes choked with unnecessary stuff that could begin to make it look somewhat unsightly.
Discard items that you no longer need and open up your home. This will create a relaxing summer atmosphere in your home.
Use the Right Window Treatment
If you want to keep the summer sun at bay and bring in the cool night breeze, you should invest in curtains instead of drapery. Namely, drapery material is heavy and dark. But curtains coupled with sheers provides versatile flexibility during summer.
And if you love to behold the views, valances would be a great choice. Be sure the valances have summer textures and colors. You want your windows to look finished, with an unobstructed view.
Incorporate Coastal Accessories
The coastal style works well with summer décor. Using shells is one of the easiest ways to incorporate this style into your home décor. For example, you can use fairly large shells in glass jars and vignettes
The shells bring some feel of the beach to your home. Another great way to bring some coastal touch to a room is by adding some sand to a mason jar.
Mason jars also do a great job in outdoor entertaining. Consider using one with citronella liquid in it. This is not only beautiful but also helps to keep bugs at bay.
Bring in the Outdoors
Summer is largely about the feelings of the outdoors. Invests in plants, flowers, and fresh fruit centerpieces. This not only gives your space an organic charm but also makes your home smell aromatic.
Consider bringing in eco-friendly materials like hemp, bamboo, and jute area rugs to create a rustic feel. These materials are effective in adding an exotic and natural aura of the outdoors to your interior. To enrich the natural feel in your home, you should face your furniture towards your pool, lush green yard, or ocean view.
Summer decorating should be inclined towards adding freshness to your home without stressing you with more projects during an already busy season. And it gives you an opportunity to lighten up the fabrics and colors in your home. There are numerous ways to decorate for summer. You can start by using light-colored slipcovers for your furniture, using curtains paired with sheers, incorporating coastal accessories, and adding some greenery to your home.