Summer is here! Bring on the backyard barbeques, ice-cold lemonade, and perfect patio parties. It’s the best time to be outdoors and entertain, soak up sunshine, and make family memories.
Let those sunshine-filled gatherings inspire you to bring some of that outdoor summer sizzle inside! Here are six simple ways to help you make a summer sanctuary that’s Just RightTM.
Brightly Colored Blooms
Brighten up any room by placing fresh or faux flowers in a clear vase. Vibrant summer blooms are an easy way to incorporate pops of color throughout your home. For a fresh twist, add citrus fruits like whole limes and lemons to the vase for extra zest.
Tip: Trim stems at an angle each time you change the water – every one or two days to keep plants looking fresher longer.
Add easy-to-keep succulents to your home for a splash of fresh green. Summer varieties that work well together can be planted in a brightly colored pot or bowl. Not sure what to do with an empty corner? Try incorporating plants with interesting leaves or even a Ficus! The addition of an organic element helps to soften harsh corner spaces.
Tip: Keep a fresh mint plant around. Pinch off a few leaves to make your lemonade, iced tea, and other beverages extra cool and refreshing. Bonus - It also acts as an immune booster!
Natural materials add texture and style and are also eco-friendly! Spruce up a living space with a large shell, piece of driftwood, or jar of sand from the beach. When décor doubles as an artistic display of memories, you know it’s Just RightTM. For extra storage, try accent pieces made of wicker, jute, or bamboo (like these woven baskets) to enhance your space and keep clutter at bay.
Linen dishtowels lend a soft touch to your kitchen space. Light and bright colors are perfect for accent pillows and throws. Replacing heavy curtains with sheer fabric lets in more light and brightens up a room. Remove heavy bedding and replace with lighter fabrics for an easy, breezy summer look.
Refreshing fragrances welcome thoughts of summer, fresh air, and the beach waves. Candle scents like ocean breeze, clean linen, crisp cucumber, and fresh citrus aren’t overpowering and remind us of happy summer days. For visual interest, create a tablescape with items of varying heights, like glass containers with a vase of tall flowers. It’s perfect for dining spaces, living rooms, or front entry ways.
Summertime is Golden
Gold makes any interior sparkle, and it’s trending in the realm of home décor. Not typically a fan of gold accents? Try incorporating smaller golden elements like candle holders, lamps, and picture frames are to easily embrace the trend without being overwhelming. Gold threading on pillows, accents in artwork, and trim on mirrors are also great ways to add a touch of gold to your home.
As you can see, summer is the perfect time to incorporate all things light, bright, and airy into your living spaces for a timely season refresh. Next up… invite guests into your new indoor oasis to relax and unwind.
Need a little help arranging your new summer décor finds? Try out our newest design tool -- Room Planner! It allows you to virtually decorate any room in your home – complete with helpful elements like window and door placement. Now you can create the ideal summer space that fits you Just RightTM.