There’s truly nothing like the warm sunshine, clear blue skies, and longer days during the summer months. At last, summer has arrived! If you want to make your home feel more summery without breaking the bank, look no further. There are plenty of ways you can change things up to achieve the look you want in no time. While in the winter you might want to feel cozier and warm inside, during the summer it’s nice to have a refreshing design to make our homes feel cooler and brighter.
The Right Colors
Incorporating dark colors into home decor is fabulous – in the winter. They tend to make a room feel smaller and warmer, not to mention cozy. On the other hand, in the summer, we want the opposite effect with the decor. To do so, opt for light colors when buying paint or even bed sheets. Feel free to play around with a color scheme you like! You can choose pastels, whites, sandy beige, and so much more. Don’t be afraid to use the same color and just mix up the shades, too.
We all know that summer is when most plants come back to life thanks to the warmth and sunlight. To give that effect inside your own house, look for some greenery or flowers to make your space come to life. If you aren’t sure whether you’d be able to maintain real plants, go for faux! Whichever way you choose to do it, the pop of color from the plants will make your home feel as breezy as ever.
Pillows & Throws
The most basic way to change up the decor of a room is with new pillows and throw blankets. Just keep your chosen color palette in mind when shopping for them. Adding some light pillows and throws to the room will brighten it up instantly.
To make your room feel like it has a sea breeze blowing through it, think about getting new curtains. Go for sheer, white, and other light-colored fabrics.
To add just a bit more of that ‘summer feel’, incorporate a basket or two in the room. Not only will they complement the decor really well, but they’re also great for storage!
This one goes without saying, but art can change the whole look of a room. You can get a few art prints or even print out pictures you like. Take a trip to the thrift store or a homeware store and paint an old frame white if you want to. Tropical prints are a great choice for this season.
The same goes for all decorating projects, but the true finishing touches of a room are the accessories. This is another budget-friendly option to change the look of the room. If you’re going for the summery vibe, you can find a few items to place on tables or dressers like seashells, starfish, or anything that reminds you of summer!