As spring turns into summer, many people are finishing off their spring cleaning and turning their attention to other matters. One thing that many people like to do at this time gives their home some sprucing up.
You can’t bring changes in the hot and humid atmosphere outside but can certainly adjust your home decor to make it cooler, airy, and summer-friendly. With this in mind, let’s take a look at eight ways to make your home look amazing this summer!
Create a Summer Celebration Space Outside
One of the most popular aspects of summer is socialising outside. Whether it is a barbecue, brunch, or cocktails, there are many ways that you can enhance your outdoor space to facilitate fun summer gatherings. One of the most useful is to create a multi-purpose space for hosting friends and family.
Whether you have a patio or just want to organise a section of your yard or spruce up your balcony, there are many great ways to create a summer party space. Arrange outdoor furniture in a way that facilitates conversation and allow for socialising into the evenings. Having some small, weather resistant tables is also a great idea. Durable outdoor furniture that can easily be rearranged gives you lots of options for hosting others.
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Create a Reading Nook
For many people, summer is a time for relaxation. What is better than curling up with a good book? A great way to create a casual summer vibe in your home is to create a little reading nook. This simply requires a little corner of a room and some creativity.
Begin by pairing a comfortable and stylish chair with a footstool. Add a small end table to hold your book and a nice relaxing cup of tea. Add some trinkets, plants and other décor to bring in splashes of natural colours. Before you know it, you are ready to relax amidst the pages of your favourite book in a cozy little space.
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Flowers are definitely a focal point of the warmer months. An easy way to make your home look lovely is to purchases some flowers from your local grocery store. You can get a bouquet to put in a vase or purchase an arrangement that is already potted. Either of these options work. Place them on your dining table, breakfast counter for a refreshing morning, bed-side table, anywhere around the house where you want some cheer.
Plus, this is an affordable way to add colour and character to your home. If you take care of them, they should last at least a couple of weeks if not longer, allowing you the option to pickup a different type of flower every few weeks.
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Consider Outdoor & Bamboo Indoor Lights
If you want to do evening entertaining or simply want to enjoy time outside away from the hottest moments of the day, a great thing to do is invest in some outdoor lighting. Getting twinkly string lights will add ambience to your outdoor space. Stringing these lights over a seating area or from a pergola is a great way to add character and expand your opportunities for get-togethers.
For indoor lighting get bamboo/ cane lights to hang in the corner of your room, creating a cozy corner or above your dining table setup to give a light and airy feel to your space. Again, this is a relatively inexpensive, low effort option that can have big returns in making your home look amazing.
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Add Splashes of Colours
Another way to enhance the décor of your home this summer is to look for opportunities to inject some colour into your furnishings. A great way to do this is to add throw pillows with complementary colours to a room.
Additionally, you can match the pillows to some other decorative items such as candles, vases, or lamps. You’ll be surprised how just adding a couple of brightly coloured items to a room can help transform the vibe it gives off.
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Optimise Indoor Greenery
One of the most beautiful aspects of the summer is the lush greenery. However, this doesn’t have to be limited to the outdoors. You can add greenery inside your home as well. A few stylish planters and a variety of plants will not only improve your indoor air quality but also make your home décor really pop.
A great tip when deciding to add greenery indoors is to get planters of a few different heights to provide more depth to your décor. You’ll be surprised how just a few plants can dramatically transform your home into a summery place.
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Create a Theme
Creating a theme for a room can be a great way to make your home have a summer vibe. There are a number of potential themes that work well for this. A beach theme is perhaps one of the most popular, particularly if you live near a coastal area. A natural theme or forest theme works great too.
Just make sure you are able to find décor you like before committing to a particular theme. There is no need to go all out. Remember that just adding a few items such as artwork, wallpaper and knickknacks can do the job. Sometimes subtlety works best.
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Light & Airy
Bring the outside in, with plants, green tones, and natural materials giving your living space an outdoorsy look and feel. Keep things pretty neutral with use of earthy colours. Colour pops can be added through a bright cushion, linen or a décor item.
For a summery look add a touch of uniqueness and sophistication to your house with beautiful rattan furniture, creating a warm tropical vacation inspired interiors. Rattan lanterns, sleek, streamlined, and effortlessly chic chairs with natural wood table for a light and airy feel. You can also create a perfect reading spot or a cozy corner if you’re looking to unwind.
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There are many things that you can do in order to spruce up your home this summer. You don’t need to put in a ton of effort or break the bank to do so. Our interesting decor ideas will turn your home into your very own summer paradise and help you make the best of this fun season.
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