Summer activities can take you inside and out this season, and that means you’ll have plenty of spaces to decorate. The key to a summer makeover is light fabrics, bright colors, and even a touch of beach-inspired decor. You can update your home for the season with just a few accessories or go big and add a stunning outdoor dining set. Most summer-inspired decor can be stored away when it’s time for autumn decorating.
Switch to a summer duvet cover
A new duvet cover can makeover your bedroom in an instant. Look for light fabrics like linen and cotton for comfortable bedding even when the weather heats up. Beach-inspired patterns and colors (like blue and aqua) are perfect for summer decorating. Even if you aren’t embracing a full coastal theme in your home, you can add touches of beach style in any room when you work within your color palette.
Refresh your outdoor entertaining area
Choose a comfortable outdoor seating set that encourages conversation and lounging. Bright outdoor pillows and throws for chilly summer nights are a must. If you’re creating a space that ties your indoor decor to the outdoors, choose accessories that fit into the color palette you already have in your home.
Get a fresh style with macramé
Maybe we’re just reminiscing about summer crafts, but macrame and handmade accessories feel like a perfect fit for the season. Mixing handcrafted decor in natural colors and materials with boho or contemporary furnishings creates a relaxed summer style. Add softness to your bedroom or living room by replacing framed art with macrame and woven wall hangings.
Brighten your bathroom with a cheerful new shower curtain for summer
Replacing your shower curtain seasonally is such an easy and inexpensive way to update your bathroom for the summer. Consider a new shower curtain with a tropical or nautical theme, or just one with some bright summer colors. Properly cleaned, dried, and stored, you can rotate shower curtains in and out every season.
Create a casual seating area
Floor cushions are an essential (and super fun) element of casual summer decorating. Whether you choose colorful floor pillows or a large couch-style cushion, be sure to pair new seating with low-profile tables for entertaining and lounging.