As the days grow longer and the nights begin to warm, one thing is for sure – summer is just around the corner. At first glance, this may come across as just another piece of uneventful news. Still, more often than not, summer tends to bring a unique sense of adventure with it. For some, this could mean a first love, while for others, it could lead to a trip around the world.
However, an unforgettable summer adventure doesn't have to require a passport. Rather, it could be waiting right at home in the form of a renovation project. Although this might sound like a grand venture, no walls need to be knocked down just yet! All you truly need are some floral patterns and the gorgeous summer-inspired décor tips below!
Bring the garden into your home
Each one of us has felt envious of a blooming flower garden at least once when scrolling for decor inspiration on social media. Luckily, a spacious yard is not a prerequisite for a beautiful garden. Rather, a balcony or even a living room window could be the perfect place for a bouquet of summer daisies. In addition to their vibrant pop of color, the flowers will bring a fresh and intoxicating scent, giving your home both the look and feel of summer.
On the other hand, for those daring enough to go a step beyond the summer bouquet, there's always the option of house plants, succulents, and palm trees alike. Whatever the case (or flower), plants have been proven to positively affect both our mental and physical health. Thus, whichever plant ends up on the balcony, it can truly do no wrong!
Flowers, but florals too!
While bouquets may come and go, floral prints are forever (or at least until the next renovation). Thus, before getting the paintbrushes out, consider freshening up the room with a statement print instead. It could cover a portion or the entirety of the wall – the choice is entirely up to you.
However, keep in mind that a bright and bold floral makes the biggest statement in entertainment areas. In other words, this simple and cheap trick may be just the right solution for your dining room this summer!
Simplicity is in the accessories
While the flowers and florals bring out the liveliness of summer, they're still not enough to tie the room together. Rather than adding, even more, color and chaos, think in the opposite direction – simplicity. Thus, adding simple and airy pieces around the lively colors brings harmony to a vibrant room. One sure way of bringing ease into a room is with a statement carpet or leather sofa.
Cultural hubs like New York or Hong Kong are always brimming with new simple yet unique designs. Therefore, if you’re lucky enough to end up at the right place at the right time, consider buying gorgeous rugs in Hong Kong. Even if you’re not renovating at the moment, true simplicity never goes out of style.
Summer isn’t just for the living room
So far, the decor tips have focused mostly on entertainment areas, such as the living room. However, since there are plenty of colors to go around, summer renovation should never be limited to just one part of the house. Rather, it should breathe a breath of fresh air into every room, the first one on the list being the bedroom – a sanctuary to both rethink and recharge.
For this purpose, a new floral headboard might just do the trick. Lining it with a contemporary floral pattern will bring in that burst of summer without overpowering the room. Thus, you'll feel your energy rise while still being able to keep calm and get a good night's sleep.
Rethink your bed sheets
While still in the bedroom phase of the renovation, a good thing to think about would be the bedsheets. However, this time rather than the pattern, it's time to think about the materials or, more specifically, about one in particular – linen. If you've ever worn a linen dress or shorts, you know just how breathable and soft the material is.
The additional fact that it doesn't retain moisture makes it the ideal material for your summer sheets. The cherry on top might just be choosing neutral-colored linen that will give the bedroom a laid-back airy feel – just like the beach.
Bring the smell of summer into your home
Sometimes bouquets just aren't enough to give your home that summer sent. Luckily, as a summery feel is a desire shared by many, scented candles and fragrances can be found on just about every corner. The scents will range from ocean waves to rustic wood reminiscent of the dock at the lake house. Thus, whenever you feel the urge to go down memory lane or just down to the beach, try bringing a scented candle into the room.
Go all in and try a nautical theme
It's hard to think about summer without thinking of stripes. Whether on a shirt, beach towel, or lounge chair, nautical stripes are a mandatory part of any great summer. Thus, to stay true to one of the trademarks of summer, add some nautical elements into your home.
Of course, this doesn’t need to be anything grand, a simple basket or even linen could make all the difference. The trick is to keep with the theme and place small yet visible nautical elements in each room – that way, you'll never be too far from the beach!
It would be a lie to claim that the above suggestions are a complete list of stylish summer decorations. Actually, there are countless ways of giving a home that summer feel, from yellow walls to bright and vibrant paintings. However, since it's impossible to list all of them, the ones above are a great place to start. Once you're knee-deep in decoration, you'll be able to see what style and tips work best for your home!
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My name is Brigitte Evans and I'm a lifestyle blogger with a passion for design, culture, and health. I'm a regular writer and contributor to numerous lifestyle blogs and online magazines. I also love to travel and enjoy the great outdoors.
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