Summer decor is all about celebrating the colours of the season whilst bringing in happiness and joy. And while we may not be able to jet off to our favourite waterfront resort, we sure can bring the essence of this beautiful season indoors.
If the weather is unpredictable where you are, even more reason to find a way to bring some sunshine indoors — through a summery interior!
In that regard, let’s discover the top 5 decor ideas to bring summer into your home.
Make A Statement With Florals
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What’s summer without bold, bright, and vivid flowers?
Using a floral-print wallpaper in your interior is an elegant and timeless idea (and doesn’t necessarily have to be wholly feminine). From moody and dark to colourful and dramatic, there are plenty of options to choose from based on your preference.
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You can step up the game from floral-print wallpapers to chinoiserie prints, which help inject luxury and exoticism into your interior. In addition to flowers, chinoiserie features bird and leaf forms — the perfect representation of summer. You can incorporate this whimsical style through wallpaper and soft furnishings, such as bed upholstery, cushions, and throws.
And, of course, you can make a statement with florals and simultaneously incorporate texture by introducing fresh-cut flowers to your space. Pick big blooms and bright colours, and sprinkle vases of flowers throughout your home.
Introduce Nautical Elements
If we were to say ‘your ideal summer vacation’, what would pop up in your mind? Cocktails under the sun with deep blue ocean waves hitting against the sand … right?
Why not bring the spirit of turquoise waters to your interior, so you can enjoy the ambience of your favourite beach right in your own home. Here’s how to achieve the look:
Set a neutral base
Complement with pops of rust and navy
Use striped patterns
Designate a corner of the space to corral your beach gear
Decorate with seashells and other souvenirs you may have collected from the seaside
Use wall art displaying ocean views
Decorate With Sunshine Hues
Incorporating yellow into your decor is an instant way to introduce the vibe of summer to your space. Yellow lends a soft, sunny aura, signals freshness, and creates a feeling of warmth and comfort.
You can use softer tones of the colour if you plan to use yellow abundantly. In contrast, decorate with bright yellow (the shade you’d colour a sun in your childhood) sparingly, as too much of the bold colour can get overwhelming. For example, use a single piece of yellow accent furniture, or toss in cushions using the shade.
Spruce Up The Patio
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Hot summer days mean one thing — spending your time soaking up the sun! And if you’re lucky enough to have a backyard, sprucing it up for the upcoming season is a fantastic way to make the space truly feel like summer. Incorporate cosy lighting and use plenty of cushions, throws and artwork.
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If you have a larger space, you can divide your outdoor space into zones, using one for a mini dining area and the other for seating space. Bonus points if you create a small outdoor kitchen, using a grill, smoker, or pizza oven. You’ll also need a small enclosed pantry, firepit, and outdoor cooling system if it gets very hot around your place.
For more ideas on outdoor decor and furniture, read our blog post dedicated to the subject!
Use Airy Fabrics And Linens
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Summer decor is all about aesthetics, but it also requires functionality. And to spend the season comfortably, you need to invest in the right fabrics. For bedding, linen and cotton are ideal to sleep in during the heat. This is because they are woven from natural fibres and offer excellent breathability.
If you live in cooler climates where the sun doesn’t get too harsh during the summer, install window treatments made of lighter fabrics. These ensure ventilation whilst allowing sunshine to make its way inside.
On the other hand, if you live in hot climates, you may want to opt for blackout shades or blinds to keep the heat outside. Whichever option you go for, be sure to choose summer-friendly prints and colours!
A summer body? Nah, give us a summer home! With the decor ideas given in this blog post, you can bring summer into your home and wake up to the feeling of your favourite vacay spot every single day!
Lacking some inspo for summertime decor? Just book one of our Interior Design Gurus here! They can look at your space over video chat and give you personalised tips, ideas and guidance on how to achieve your dream interior.