Summer is officially here! Well, maybe not officially, but with school being out, Memorial Day behind us, and the weather warming up, we think it’s time to welcome the season! This means that it’s also the perfect opportunity to make some changes around the house so it feels lighter, brighter, and breezier.
In the summer we like to keep things easy, simple, and relaxed. Bringing the outdoors in, and using colors and textures inspired by nature always makes things seem so much fresher and more summery. Here are a few ideas to kick off your summer décor without breaking the bank.
Add a Pretty Summer Wreath
A wreath on the front door is a great way to say Welcome to the outside world and set a summer mood for your whole home. Pick one with a pop of color that will show up and really set the tone for the rest of your home.
Freshen Up the Pillows'
One of the quickest and easiest ways to freshen up your home and bring in a new season is to switch out your decorative pillows. Lighten up your pillows and change the fabric to colorful cotton or linen to add a little sass. Go neutral with blues and whites, or add a pop of color with yellow or bright pink.
Spruce Up Your Fireplace Mantel
What could be easier than adding a few season elements to your mantel to ring in summer vibes. Keep it simple and use elements that look like summer. Think beachy or nautical, greenery and florals. Be sure to vary the heights and consider an asymmetrical arrangement.
Don’t Forget the Kitchen
If you have a kitchen island or counterspace, use a brightly colored serving piece or tray as décor. Our galvanized tray will fit into any summer decor. Add some fresh fruit or a bouquet of flowers from outside so it looks fresh and summery.
Speaking of that tray in the kitchen, consider adding candles to it too. Use candles throughout your décor. Purchase ones that have beautiful summer designs and scents that will compliment your décor and set the mood.
Accessorize with Citrus
While it may seem simple, adding a bowl of citrus fruit or some simple citrus prints to the walls can do wonders for making a room feel brighter and more summery. Consider our fresh citrus prints to add a pop of summer color to your décor.
Add Pops of Color
Remember that pop of color we’ve mentioned a few times? Add some artwork, vibrant dishes, pillows, throws, or fresh flowers to add a pop of color and freshness to any room.
Adding a large mirror to a room reflects natural light and makes a room feel brighter and more airy. If you don’t have space for a big mirror, add smaller mirrored pieces to help spread light and add a touch of summery glimmer to the space.
Arrange Backyard Flowers
Whether you have tulips, hydrangeas, roses, sunflowers, or something else in your garden, consider bringing a few of them inside and arranging them in a colorful vase to spread cheer throughout your home. Don’t have flowers in the backyard? Check the local farmers market and pick up a bundle there.
Implementing a few of these creative, budget friendly summer décor ideas into your home will help liven things up for the season. Don’t be afraid to experiment and try different styles to achieve a look that is unique to your home.