I’m so excited to talk “summer” today! And what’s more fun than decorating your home with a not to a more relaxed, warm and easy way of life! I know many home decorators that don’t decorate with the season in mind and it is my humble opinion that they are missing out on a whole lot of fun! Let’s give a nod to the season with easy summer decorating!
Today on DECORATING TIPS AND TRICKS we are talking about SUMMER DECORATING! We have lots and lots of tips and advice about enjoying summer outoors… and indoor as well!
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There are four areas of my home I decorate from one season to the next. They are my seasonal go-to’s to make my whole home feel fresh again! Let’s start with those and add a few more ways to decorate for summer the easy way….
GET OUT THOSE SUMMER PILLOWS!
Summer is the time to lighten up your pillows! Add a little sass or change the fabric to a linen or colorful cotton! Lots of stores and online sites carry great summery pillows.
SOOOOO many of you have asked where I got those great woven pillows. Well, they are back at Pottery Barn!
You can see them HERE.
HANG A SUMMER DOOR WREATH
A summer wreath on the front door is a way to say to the outside world… WELCOME! And it sets the mood for your whole home! Make a colorful wreath with lots of fun summer elements. I like my wreaths to visually POP off my front door!
See the DIY for this Summer Initial Wreath HERE.
CREATE A SUMMER MANTEL
This year I’ve designed an easy to change up mantel. I’m keeping the bones the same and just adding a few seasonal elements. This summer I’m adding whitewashed books and terracotta pots. And some great white blooms. Look for an upcoming post soon.
The last of my four must-decorates is a summer vignette! Oh, this is like playing! Do you have a few shells or starfish hanging around your home? You don’t have to live near the beach to add just a very very curated summery look!
If beachy is not your thing go for a fresh-from-the-garden look! Add flowers to a red, white and blue patriotic inspired vignette!
LIGHTEN UP CURTAINS
Curtains are such an easy and literally cheap thing to change up for summer. How about getting classic sheer curtains and putting them on your windows this summer. I love to have the windows open on a cooler summer evening and seeing the wind blow them so they dance around! Sigh!
I went to Walmart for the sheer panels and they were only $4.97 each! You can see how I made these burlap topped curtains HERE.
ADD ORGANICS… LOTS AND LOTS OF ORGANICS
Summer is the time to bring lots of organics into your home. Cut flowers, topiaries, herbs, moss and willow balls. And don’t forget stick and twigs and fluff! My favorite summer accent is a great string of driftwood! BAM… instant summer!
ADD A JUTE RUG
This is a great way to lighten up and bring a HUGE punch of summer to your home. I’m actually adding a jute rug to my living room this summer and layering my zebra rug on top of it!
I have a small jute rug in my family room and we love it. It is surprisingly soft and cleans very nicely! I also have them in a couple bedrooms. Jute rugs are amazing!
You can find jute rug at a super price at sites like Overstocks and Wayfair for examples. Jute is a style friendly decor element. It works with almost anything!
If I like the way the jute rugs look in the living room, I just may leave it there!
Just thinking about making these changes gets me excited! I LOVE adding summer elements to my home… how about YOU?
What is your summer decorating tip? Please share!
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