Summer has bestowed its radiance onto us once more this summer. With home decor trends constantly changing, it can be hard to keep up with the hot topics to stay up to date. Summer 2023 is a great time to revamp your home and offer some modern features back into it. Decorating your home can be time-consuming and it may require a chunk of an investment, but it is however what your beautiful home deserves!
In this blog post, we will showcase some of the best-inspired pieces that feel-good homes have included in their decor this summer. Take a look at the following suggestion to find your inspiration:
What is summer if not spent enjoying your garden space? If you are lucky enough to have a garden space to get creative with, you should take full advantage of this. A sad-looking garden is not going to run this summer, we need to see colorful flowers, comfortable seating, and twinkling fairy lights. If your garden has a patio area, take inspiration from the image above. Add abstract colors to the rug and pillows that surround the space. Second-hand benching draped in a textured blanket will revamp it in seconds for sitting and relaxing. Do not forget to drape some fairy lights and lanterns around the calming space. Create a camp-fire like space, as everyone else will be doing this year! Drinking wine beneath the stars has never felt so cozy.
Let there be light
Although blackout curtains are perfect in the bedrooms, inviting as much light into your home as possible this summer will effortlessly elevate the design presence of the room. If your home currently features thick blinds or curtains that prevent sunlight from going through, consider swapping them for floor-to-ceiling net curtains. As seen in the featured image, a greater amount of light can enter the room and highlight the beautiful decor that is visible in the bathroom.
Dining table summer runner
If you do not change your dining table runner depending on the season you are doing it all wrong. A dining table is a place for everyone to come together and discuss the event of the day over a delicious meal. What more could you want than that? Well, perhaps a beautifully decorated table runner! Decorating the table runner is such a simple yet staple way to step into summer using home decor. As featured in the image, you might consider making it a green theme to reflect the welcoming of the outdoors into your home this summer. Find some faux plants, a long enough runner, and some candles to decorate your dining table.
Plants & Pampus
Speaking of plants, make sure that the plants in your home are flourishing in every room. Summer is the best time to go all out and create an indoor vibrant jungle. If you have a green thumb and know how to keep plants alive and well, go to your local florist for the best plants of the season. If you are always on the go and don’t have time to keep your plants alive, simply decorate your home with faux flowers. If you are yet to jump onto the pampas grass trend, they are the perfect complement to a minimalist home.
Now your home is ready to receive as much daylight as possible, what is going to happen at night? Unlike winter, summer is not about having warm bright artificial lights. Whilst summer is here your home should be gently lit using LED-featured lights. As expensive as they can make your home look, they are very cost-effective and can take any old room up to luxury hotel standards. Find some LED strips or spotlights and dot them in areas such as on top of kitchen cabinets and behind any mirrors for the best ambiance.
Decorating your home for summer does not have to cost a bomb. If you are looking for new furniture pieces with a personality, the vintage markets are the place to be. Vintage decor and furniture are amazing if you are looking for cost-effective pieces which are not as readily available as the fast furniture we see being made today. Visit your local charity store or vintage furniture shop to find idyllic additions for your home this summer.
Forget harsh, dark materials that we see throughout winter. Summer is about natural, organic wooden features in the home. Having small wooden additions such as a handy armchair or lampshades can quickly take your home from a blank sheet to a rustic farmhouse. Wooden features are also much more suitable for the environment if bought organically or second-hand, which is just another bonus!
Quick tips for decorating in summer
Now you have some inspiration to help you get your home up to summer feel-good standards, take a look at our final tips for mastering this style:
- Avoid clutter – Summer is about fresh air, and minimizing the clutter in your home will help your home feel much more open and spacious
- Shop second-hand – You do not have to buy everything brand new every season, as this will cost a fortune. Shop second-hand and locally to support your community and sustainability
- Summer creativity – Summer is about having a jungle of colors in your home, so if your decor is otherwise minimalist, add pops of color here and there to make it seem high-end and inviting