Summer Decoration For Your Home
Decor is nothing but what embellishes our spaces. It’s the bright rug that you see as you step over the threshold, the wall hanging that brings back memories, even little seashells you’ve collected from your trips around the world. Infuse colour, life and freshness into what you see around, and they will magically transform your space. Lone kaleidoscopic love seats, colourful rugs, cane baskets strewn around to hold odds and ends are all part of such decorations that brighten up your room.
Summer home Furniture
It must be confounding to think you’d have to change all the furniture in your home once summer hits. The trick to this is to constantly move your furniture around so you use it as the weather demands. Light cane or minimalist furniture that you may have hidden away in storage, can be brought out to bask in the sun. Light cotton covers and dhurries can replace heavy woollen furnishings and curtains. Lounge chairs and lean beds are what must wait for you when it’s time to rest. Moving your furniture with lounge furniture in every part of the home, brings the outdoors in and rest easy.
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Summer Wall Decoration Ideas
Mediterranean or boho chic, casual or contemporary, summer designs are all about freshness, light and lots of colour. As a homeowner you either go all out and colour everything you see or play the main furniture with white, complemented by pops of colour on the walls. A mosaic lined wall piece, colourful paintings, face masks or wall decals, wall decorations can be mixed and matched, played up or down based on which rooms you entertain or retreat into.
Greenery Ups Summer Home Decor
When it comes to summer home decor, greenery trumps it all. Why must you break your head on a corner table when a large vase filled with creepers or flowers lends a deeper visual appeal? How about hanging succulents over the patio or balcony garden to screen the sun instead of curtains? Spread the green into your home – let it in and it calms you down while also lending its own kind of colour and aesthetics to your home interiors.
Free Flowing Furnishings
Most homeowners love furnishings, we are constantly changing them, experimenting with designs, textures and flow. Whimsical, light, flowy curtains are a must during summers. They can take so much of the heat off, disburse it evenly, cool your home and screen just the right amount of sunlight. Similarly, change your bed linen, duvet covers and tablecloths into the light, cotton material. A small change like this can transform the entire look and feel of your home.
Summer Decorations In All White
Nothing screams summer as much as a minimalist palette. Whites, beiges, pastels, icy blues and baby pinks, colours that let you breathe easy, calm down, a central theme around which all the other decor and design can be worked. Colour affects the mind deeply and for the stress and sweat that summer brings with it, light colours rein in the calmness. Incorporate whites as a base colour into furniture and play with the other decor elements. Better still, walls in white bring uniformity in calmness everywhere.
Pile On The Fluffy Pillow Cushions
Among summer living room decor ideas are pillows. You must not have thought of them, yet they do magic in your living and bedroom space. Pillows are the cheapest yet brightest alternative for summers. They don’t have to be spent much on, can be tucked away when not in use, and their covers can be changed to match with the home decor. Of course they really brighten up spaces! Casually resting on the palkhi or swing, lounging around on the cane chair, reading on rugs on the floor are things you cannot do without pillows. What’s more, they are also quick options for when the guests come home.
Summer Fireplace Decor
What is summer without fire pits and roasting food, families gathered over a meal, chatter and fun all around? Take this scene and replicate it in your home in different ways. Light candles around your home, place them over the mantlepiece or foyer. You can also construct a small confined fireplace and light it up with string lights, build a barbecue pit in your backwards or a small traditional tandoor in your kitchen. Decor and design can be played with once you get your elements right. Build it around light and fire and space will provide just as much of a relaxing
Mirror Mirror On The Wall Decor
Bright, light, airy and mirrors, catching and reflecting everything manifold. Mirrors are a surprise summer decor idea. They’re often installed for functional use, but use them as a design element and they make the house seem so much bigger. Install them in foyers, over the mantelpiece and let them hog an entire wall. Watch how they play up space in the daytime and light in the evenings. Mirrors are easy to install, don’t need much spending and yet transform spaces magically.
Summer decoration is fun, and your home will feel the change and in turn will affect you too. Go all out with it because once gone, you’ll be left with heavy woollies, squeaky rains and wish you could hold the heat a little while longer.
Charmaine Kenita is a content strategist, editor, marketer, & doctor. A professional storywriter providing content across various verticals, she searches for metaphors in everyday experiences connecting ideas and thoughts across industries. She mentors startups & women entrepreneurs, and works with NGOs in the handloom sector.