There’s nothing quite like summer. Of all the seasons, it has the greatest ability to make us feel good and tempt everyone to start making more of the great outdoors. But what about your home? How can that benefit from the summer?
The good new is that summertime presents some fabulous opportunities to spruce up your home decor, and it needn’t cost a fortune to do so.
You’ll probably have recently completed your big spring clean, so it’s time to turn your attention to something rather more exciting. In this post, we’ve got 6 brilliant home decor ideas for the summer.
Opt for light and airy
The winter months usually call for darker, muted colour palettes, but come summer, you’ll want to opt for more light and airy colour schemes. Use decorative throws and removable slipcovers to brighten up your darker furniture during the summer.
Swap drapery for curtains
Drapes are a bit too heavy and dark for the summer months, so consider replacing any in your house with lighter curtains. They’ll let in more warmth and can easily be swung open and to one side when it gets particularly stuffy.
Get inspired by Africa
The hottest continents on the planet are great sources of inspiration for home decor when summer arrives. Try a bit of AfroPolitan Living into your front room by bringing outside elements like wood and stone indoors.
Make the most of small outside spaces
If you’ve only got a small backyard, there’s still plenty you can do with it during the warmer months. Add in a few low-maintenance plants, keep furniture to a minimum and use mirrors judiciously – they’ll make it feel far bigger and you’ll end up using it all summer long.
Re-organise your furniture
If your home benefits from a nice view, the summer is the best time to make the most of it by rearranging your sitting furniture to point straight at it, thus giving you an unhindered view of the beauty of summer. Turn those chairs away from the TV and point them at the great outdoors!
Decorate the kids room (and get them involved)
Come the school holidays, it won’t be long before the kids get bored and run out of things to do that don’t involve the Playstation. Kill two birds with one stone by giving their rooms a summer makeover (bright, bold colours) and get them to help out.
Bonus tip: Don’t ignore the conservatory
When the temperature outside rises, your conservatory may be the last place in which you want to spend time, but that doesn’t mean you can’t treat it to a bit of summer magic. Take at least one of the tips above and apply it to your conservatory, too.
We’ve carefully chosen the above summer decor ideas to ensure they’re relatively easy to implement and, crucially, don’t take you away from the important task of enjoying the hot weather for too long. Make the most of this season and treat your home to its own dose of summer magic.