After a long and cold winter, summer is finally on its way, bringing sunnier and warmer days, beach sessions and BBQ with friends.
And while you might not be able to jet off to some faraway land, you can still give your home a sunny makeover and enjoy summertime living.
Summer is all about kicking back and relaxing, so your home should reflect the laid-back summer vibes while mixing bright colours and bringing the outdoors in.
Got you intrigued?
In this post, we share five tips to make your home feels like a summer oasis you’ll never want to leave!
Paint Your Front Door
For an easy and inexpensive way to give your home a summer atmosphere, paint your front door with an inviting colour.
If your house’s exterior is neutral, choose bold and energising colours like bright yellows, blues or purples, depending on your preferences. If your walls are already colourful, go for a pastel colour like mint green or baby blue that will complement your exterior.
Not only will painting your front door make a statement and boost your home’s curb appeal, but it will also add a welcoming feel for summer guests!
Fill Your Home With Plants
Bringing the outdoors in is a fantastic way to make your home more inviting and give it a tropical vibe.
After all, nothing screams summer more than fragrant flowers and thriving plants!
So, to breathe summer into your space, place colourful flower bouquets in vases throughout the house, whether in the bedroom or living area and display a few carefully chosen summer plants in your home. This will instantly freshen up your space while improving the air quality in your home and helping you relax.
Some of the most beautiful and easy-to-maintain plants you can use to add a tropical, and summery feel to your space include:
- Banana Tree
- Bird of Paradise
- Kentia Palm
- Peace Lily
- Lucky Bamboo
- Aloe Vera
And as a bonus, place a few Palm fronds in simple white vases. You’ll love the instant summer feel it provides to your space.
Also, pair your plants and flowers with tropical fruits displayed in a gorgeous fruit bowl in the kitchen or on the dining table in the living room.
Add Botanical Wallpaper To Your Living Room
While adding plants and flowers to your home will help refresh your house for summer, so will adding botanical wallpaper to your living room. Botanical wallpapers are all the rage these days, underpinned by the biophilia trend. As mentioned, bringing the outdoors in allows you to add life and instil a summer atmosphere into your space while making you feel good, thanks to the power of nature.
So, for the ultimate summer vibe, look for stunning floral or plant-inspired prints that will add a wow factor to your space and create a conversation starter for your summer guests.
Brighten Up Your Space
Summer is all about longer days and more intense natural light. So, if you want your home to ooze summer, let the light in!
Open the windows and doors, and paint your space using a neutral colour palette.
You can also place a few beach-inspired mirrors on the walls. They’ll act as a decor piece reminiscent of summertime while bouncing off the light and brightening up your room.
Another way to enhance the natural light in your home is to focus on your window treatments. Remove heavy draperies and swap them with sheer linen curtains. They’ll let the light in, while allowing for extra privacy and providing a soothing vibe to your bedroom or living room.
Lastly, if you’re up for a bit of renovation, invest in reflective backsplash tiles.
Add Coastal Accents To Your Interior
Mixing textures and incorporating beachy elements and nautical art pieces into your home will instantly add summer flair to your interior.
Here are some coastal interior decor ideas:
- Place a seagrass rug in your living room.
- Add a seashell mirror to your hallway or bedroom.
- Use driftwood pieces such as magazine holders, storage boxes, or even a natural driftwood branch displayed on a bookshelf.
- Add a couple of pillows featuring ticking stripes to your couch or bed.
- Buy wicker or rattan furniture.
- Display ocean-inspired canvas prints.
- Swap your winter bedding for crisp white and warm beige linen.
- Use a blue and white colour palette in your rooms.
Looking for Beautiful Summer Decor Items?
At The Decor House, we carefully source high-quality decor elements to help clients like you find the perfect piece to enhance their home and create the atmosphere they’re after. And we have a few stunning summer decor pieces we know you’ll love, such as our ocean blue art series, colourful vegetable snack bowls, or blooming roses, and daisy bouquet.
So, don’t hesitate to browse our collection. Alternatively, you can also get in touch with us. We’d love to discuss your needs and see how we can help.