Thoughts of summer evoke warm weather, the beach, a lake cottage, a warm but windy trek up the mountains, and of course lots of sunshine. Summer is also a time for picnics, state fairs, barbecues, outdoor concerts, and watching colorful sunsets. There are numerous descriptions for summer and it’s also a rich source of inspiration for the arts and crafts.
For the home, summer decors can give that much-needed facelift after years of embracing a renaissance or modernist trend. It can bring the outdoors inside and give a warm and happy feeling even if it’s gloomy and raining outside. To give a warm glow to your house’s interiors here are 7 décor trends that will surely give a summery feel to your home:
1. Floral prints
Using florals for the home have always been trendy when the goal is to achieve a summer look. Use this on curtains, throw pillows, bedsheets, paintings. They can easily brighten up any room in the house. It’s the easiest way to bring a pop of nature inside your home.
2. Nautical décor
The subtle addition of a seashore décor can make your home feel like a beach house. The most common colors associated with a nautical theme are a combination of blue and white. Use any figure or décor shaped like a boat, a conch, or a shell. These will represent the sea very well if you want to go with this theme. An affordable but practical approach is to add printed pillows with beach or boat scenes to your sofa.
3. Use travel shots as décor
Vacation photos give a feeling of freedom, or the outdoors. You don’t have to purchase a painting to be displayed on your wall. Look among your travel photos. Pick the ones that are meaningful to you and show awesome shots of your vacation place. They can make an interesting topic of conversation when guests come over. They can even inspire someone else to go on a vacation there.
4. Cane furniture and home décor
These are pieces usually made of rush, rattan, or jute, and are making a come-back from the ‘70s and ‘90s. A wide variety of cane furniture can be easily bought from your local store such as chests, tables, chairs, and even tissue boxes. You can use them as accent pieces or all-out wicker furnishing for an entire room or home. They bring a sense of warmth since these are made of natural materials.
5. Herb centerpiece
These add a splash of a fresh herb garden to the home. These are fragrant and can be arranged in clusters of the same herb or an arrangement of different varieties. You can use that extra supply of fresh rosemary, dill, basil, thyme, or lavender from your herb garden. Put these in a bowl, a vase, or a pitcher with some water to keep them fresh.
6. Use white generously
You can never go wrong with white, it can practically go with any other décor. Walls with the color of whitest white are great for a summer look. It brightens up the home and makes it more casual. Shades of ivory are also a good choice. Open up the doors and windows to bring in more light and to further bring a bright vibe to the home.
7. Use summery scents
Scented candles are aesthetic as well as practical. You may also opt for Fragrance oil used with a diffuser. Use scents that are fresh such as cucumber-melon, ocean breeze, bamboo, citronella, or coconut.
Achieving a summer look can be easy and effortless. Everyone needs a summer vibe in their lives. Following these simple tips can lighten up your living space and bring in that calm, tropical beach feels into your home
Guest Article: Holly Clark
Holly is a freelance lifestyle writer. Her focus now is to help readers update their interior décor. Holly is currently writing for Land of Rugs.