SUMMER is officially here! I hope you are all enjoying the beauty of the season! Planting outdoor pots and eating al fresco! Spending time on porches and patios and maybe even dipping your toes into a pool or body of water. Summer is easy-going and a little more laid back! Wouldn’t you love to bring some of the style and ease of summer inside? Here are 10 easy ways to add summer to your home! Let’s enjoy every ounce of this wonderful season inside and out!
START AT YOUR FRONT DOOR
The first thing I do each new season is to hang a big wreath on my front door. Start at your front door with a summer wreath to welcome family and friends! It’s the little things that will give a home a big punch of summer! If you like this summer wreath, check out the diy HERE.
LIGHTEN UP YOUR PILLOWS
After I hang a summery wreath on my front door the very next thing I’m all about is changing up are my pillows. Although I decorate with lots of neutrals, I like to keep the texture, fabrics and patterns of my pillows light and breezy for summer.
How about adding a fun sea-inspired pillow to your decor? You can see my pick for this summer’s fabulous pillows HERE.
ADD SOME BEACH ELEMENTS
Even if you don’t live near the beach, a few things from the sea are a great way to bring summer into your home. A glass bowl of pretty shells, a container of sea weights, or how about making these Pottery Barn inspired rope wrapped starfish candleholders? Just a tiny nod to the sea and season!
INTRODUCE A LITTLE BLUE AND WHITE
Blue and white is such a classic color combination, but this summer they are “the” colors of the season! Have fun infusing blue and white into your home. And if you already decorating with this great duo, you are right on trend!
RESTYLE YOUR VIGNETTES
Each season has its own beauty and elements that make it special. So make sure to change out some vignettes in your home to show off summer’s special charm. Go lighter or brighter but don’t forget to add some summer inspired organics!
GO FOR BREEZY CURTAINS OR ORGANIC SHADES
One of the best ways bring a summery look into your home is by choosing light, sheer curtains or organic looking shades! What a difference they make.
And if you like the look of sheer curtains you can get them so so inexpensively! Diffused summer light through sheer curtains is a gorgeous look! So take down heavy window treatments and let some pretty sheer light into your rooms this summer!
If you like the updated sheer curtains I made for my family room you can find a tutorial for them HERE.
PAINT SOMETHING WHITE
A fresh coat of white paint works wonders to rescue and upcycle an old or tired piece. And when added to a room, it will brighten the whole room up! Don’t be afraid to paint a piece of furniture or home decor accessory! Just one white painted objects will make a whole room look brighter! Give it a try!
To see how I painted and updated this clock click HERE.
BRING IN GARDEN FLOWERS
Here’s the easiest way to bring summer into your home! How about picking (or buying) a fresh bunch of summer blooms! Summer flowers are a must at StoneGable!
USE SISAL RUGS
Even if you have carpeting in your home you can lay down a sisal rug… over your carpet. Roll up heavy looking rugs and bring in a more organic and lighter feel to any room using a jute rug! Many are very inexpensive and will work with any decor!
I love sisal any time of year, but particularly in the summer!
CHOOSE SUMMERY BEDDING
One of my favorite things to do seasonally is to change the bedding. Not all the bedding but the top layer and pillows! I changed out my winter bedding for softer lighter layers. Bedding can be found so reasonably these days that it won’t break your bank to have a couple different looks for a bedroom!
You can see my spring/summer bedroom HERE.
These are just a few ways to add lots of summer charm to your home. Why don’t you add to our list in the comments? What are some other ways to bring summer into your home?
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