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Summer Home Decorating: Quick and Easy Ways to Add a Touch of Summer to Your Home

Summer Home Decorating: Quick and Easy Ways to Add a Touch of Summer to Your Home

Summer is the perfect time to brighten up your living space and bring the warmth of the season indoors. With longer days, brighter skies, and abundant natural light, it’s the perfect opportunity to give your home a fresh new look that will make you feel relaxed and comfortable during the year’s hottest months.

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Here are 15 tips for easy summer home decorating. Incorporating all or some of these ideas will sure to brighten up your living space for the season!

1. Add Some Color. One of the easiest ways to brighten up your living space is to add some color. Consider adding brightly colored accent pieces such as throw pillows, rugs, or artwork to your living room. Also, consider painting an accent wall in bold colors such as bright orange, yellow, or turquoise.

2. Bring in Some Plants. Summer is the perfect time to bring some greenery into your living space. Plants add natural beauty to your home and help purify the air, creating a more peaceful and relaxing environment. Consider adding some easy-to-care-for plants such as succulents, ferns, or spider plants.

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3. Let in the Light. Take advantage of the natural light that summer brings by opening up your blinds and curtains. If you have heavy drapes or curtains, consider replacing them with something lighter and airier, allowing more light to filter into your living space.

4. Add Some Beachy Accents. Bring the beach into your home with beachy accents such as seashells, driftwood, or a nautical-inspired throw or rug. These touches will add a relaxed and casual vibe to your living space and make you feel like you’re on vacation all summer.

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5. Switch Up Your Bedding. Swap out your heavy winter bedding for something lighter and more summery. Consider adding a lightweight quilt, colorful throw pillows, or a bright duvet cover to your bedroom to give it a fresh new look for the season.

6. Incorporate Natural Materials. Incorporating natural materials such as rattan, jute, or wicker into your home décor is a great way to give it a summery feel. Consider adding a woven basket, a jute rug, or a rattan chair to your living space for a touch of natural beauty.

7. Create a DIY Project. Get creative and make your own summer home décor. This could be simple, like painting some mason jars in bright colors to use as vases or creating a hanging macramé. There are plenty of DIY tutorials online to inspire you. Check out Craftsy where they offer tons of DIY classes and tutorials to help you decorate your home. 

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8. Create an Outdoor Living Space. Take advantage of the warm weather by creating an outdoor living space such as a patio or deck. Add comfortable outdoor furniture, a colorful outdoor rug, and some potted plants to create a relaxing and inviting space to enjoy the sunshine.

9. Embrace Summer Scents. Add some summery scents to your home using candles or diffusers in scents such as lavender, citrus, or mint. These scents will create a refreshing and relaxing environment that makes you feel like you’re on vacation all summer.

10. Hang Some Artwork. Adding some artwork to your walls is a great way to brighten up your living space and add some personality to your home. Choose colorful and summery pieces such as abstract paintings, beach-themed prints, or botanical illustrations.

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11. Use Mirrors to Reflect Light. Mirrors are a great way to brighten up your living space by reflecting light and creating the illusion of a larger room. Consider adding a set of accent mirrors strategically placed on your living room or bedroom wall to give it a fresh new look for the season.

12. Swap Out Your Artwork. Consider swapping out your artwork for something more summery. This could mean adding beach-themed artwork, colorful abstract pieces, or anything that evokes the feeling of summer. Swapping out your artwork is an easy and affordable way to give your living space a fresh new look for the season.

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13. Use Fresh Flowers. Nothing says summer quite like fresh flowers. Add brightly colored blooms to your home to create an inviting atmosphere. You could arrange some sunflowers in a vase, add a bouquet of wildflowers to your dining table, or place a small posy on your nightstand.

14. Incorporate Bright Textiles. Add some bright and bold textiles to your living space, such as a colorful throw blanket, a patterned tablecloth, or some vibrant curtains. These simple additions will add a pop of color and create a fun and playful vibe in your home.

15. Rearrange Your Furniture. Sometimes, a new furniture arrangement is all it takes to freshen up your living space. Experiment with different layouts to create a more open and inviting space. You could move your sofa to face a different direction, add a new armchair, or create a cozy reading nook with a comfortable chair and some bright throw pillows.

In conclusion, there are many ways to brighten up your living space for the summer season. Whether you add some color, bring in some plants, let in more light, or create an outdoor living space, these simple changes will help you create a relaxing and inviting home you’ll love spending time in all summer.

What do you think about these tips on summer home decorating? Let me know in the comments! 

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Jocelyn Brown

A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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  1. Jennifer L Prince
    04/24/2023 / 8:06 pm

    Ooh! I like the idea of changing scents with the season. How fun! I need to pick a summer scent this year.

  2. 04/22/2023 / 11:02 am

    This is a great post for those looking to refresh their home decor for the upcoming summer season. The tips provided are practical and easy to implement, and can transform any living space into a cozy and inviting summer oasis. Whether it’s adding bright and bold accent colors, swapping out heavy fabrics for lighter ones, or incorporating natural elements like plants and flowers, these ideas are sure to make any home feel like a sunny summer retreat.

  3. 04/22/2023 / 12:36 am

    These are such great decor ideas for summer! I would love to add some beachy accents to my living room this year 😍. I love natural lights ❤️.

  4. Kristy Bullard
    04/21/2023 / 6:31 pm

    I love all of the bright colors! It makes decorating my house and porch for summer so much fun!

  5. 04/21/2023 / 1:37 pm

    Hhhhmmm…I love the idea of incorporating more natural materials a lot. For the rest of the suggestions you made, I already implement those. Thank you.

  6. 04/21/2023 / 2:47 am

    I love having natural light in my home. During the summer we make sure we switch curtains from thick “black out” curtains to light pastel colored ones. Indoor plants have always been a staple in our home. I am thinking about making my own mini greenhouse too. The summer heat won’t be good for my pretty plants and orchids.

  7. 04/20/2023 / 11:56 pm

    These seem like great tips for sprucing up your interior for the Summer season!

  8. 04/20/2023 / 11:24 pm

    Your article on summer home decorating is a breath of fresh air! I love your practical tips and creative ideas for adding a touch of summer to any home. Keep up the great work!

  9. Catalina
    04/20/2023 / 11:17 pm

    These are wonderful ideas! I love flowers so much, I mean fresh summer flowers!

    04/20/2023 / 9:12 pm

    I love these suggestions. Bringing in summer scents and changing to a summery bedding would be nice and easy.

  11. 04/20/2023 / 7:56 pm

    I really love all of these ideas and I’ll definitely be using them in my home this summer! 🙂

  12. Alita Pacio
    04/20/2023 / 6:57 pm

    I love the idea of briniging in plants. They also give fresh air into the room.

  13. Rose Ann Sales
    04/20/2023 / 6:25 pm

    I really love all of these helpful ideas! I could use some of this thanks for sharing this with us!

  14. Alita Pacio
    04/20/2023 / 6:10 pm

    Oh I cannot wait for summer and do some of these home decorating ideas! Thank you

  15. Richelle Milar
    04/20/2023 / 3:06 pm

    These are all really great and very helpful ideas! I would love to do some touch on our home this summer this is so perfect

  16. 04/20/2023 / 1:48 pm

    Your suggestions for quick and easy ways to add a touch of summer to our homes are practical and inspiring. From incorporating bright colors to incorporating outdoor elements, your ideas are both simple and effective. As someone who loves to switch up my home decor with the changing seasons, I found your article to be a great resource for refreshing my living space for the summer months. Thank you for sharing your creative ideas and helping us all make our homes feel more summery! ☀️🌻🏠

  17. LisaLisa
    04/20/2023 / 12:00 pm

    It’s always nice to have a set of pillow covers to change out seasonally. It easy adds color and different pattens.

  18. 04/20/2023 / 7:45 am

    I need to spruce up my home for summer. I’ll have to get some plants, new bedding, and new decor.

  19. Tara Pittman
    04/20/2023 / 3:42 am

    I love that outdoor rug. I need to add it to my backyard for my patio.

  20. 04/20/2023 / 1:45 am

    I just saw those mirrors online yesterday! I love using shells 🙂

  21. Amber Myers
    04/20/2023 / 1:08 am

    I love your ideas. I am all about getting pops of color for the summer. I’ll have to get a few items.

  22. 04/20/2023 / 12:28 am

    We are not quite ready to give up the winter blankets yet, but that should be coming soon I hope.

  23. 04/19/2023 / 11:32 pm

    Gorgeous!! I love those bed sheets and the fresh flowers. They are so beautiful

  24. 04/19/2023 / 9:16 pm

    I love that you are thinking summer! I can’t wait to get decorating for warmer weather. These are all great touches!

  25. 04/19/2023 / 8:17 pm

    Summer is such a pretty season! I love a little touch up here and there! Thanks for this, great ideas!

  26. 04/19/2023 / 7:55 pm

    These are really great tips and have given me lots of inspiration to change up my decor in the house a little bit. Thanks for sharing.

  27. Stephanie
    04/19/2023 / 7:10 pm

    Such soft summery colors in these photos! Yes – I need to take the advice in this article and freshen up my home for summer. I think the first thing to do is update my bedding.

  28. 04/19/2023 / 5:55 pm

    Such a great list, I’m gonna try some more of these. I recently added 2 big (fake) plants to my office and it made SUCH a difference in the vibe, love it!!

  29. 04/19/2023 / 1:56 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing these amazing ideas for summer home decorating. Your tips are quick, easy, and budget-friendly. I can’t wait to incorporate some of these ideas into my living space to brighten it up for the season.

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