Summer is right around the corner, and it’s the perfect chance to give your home a fresh new look before you start entertaining guests. These decor tips are a great starting point; you may get some inspiration along the way.
Here are five decorating tips that are perfect for the summer – and beyond.
1. Bring the outdoors inside
Although we want to spend as much time outside as we can during the summer, there’s no harm in bringing the outdoors inside. Well, more specifically, the plants – the mosquitos can stay outside!
Seriously though… When you use plants to decorate inside your home, it’s bringing life into an otherwise stark box. The plants add color, of course, but they also purify the air, which is always a nice bonus.
2. Embrace your artistic side
Art is subjective, and the art you choose to decorate your home with only has to appeal to you. If you’re feeling extra artistic, you can make your artwork on canvas or another medium. However, you can find fantastic artwork prints and have them framed.
3. Use warm metallics for accents
Warm metallics such as gold, bronze, brass, and rose gold, are the perfect addition to any space when you want to jazz it up and make it feel more glamorous. You can use candlesticks, pots for plants, picture frames, and other knick-knacks in these metallics to achieve a posh look. However, if you want to make a bold statement, you can even paint your furniture.
Here’s a Pinterest board you can check out for inspiration!
4. Classic Blue is the color of the year
When you moved into your first home, the previous owners may have painted walls a neutral color before they had a free home appraisal. Well, now’s the perfect time to throw caution to the wind and add some color to the walls. Pantone dubbed Classic Blue the color of the year and is a great color that pops. You can paint an entire room with the color, use it as an accent wall, or find furniture and accessories in color. There’s no limit to how you can use the color when decorating your home for the summer.
5. Welcome back, shabby-chic!
A decade or so ago, shabby-chic was all the rage, and it was like today’s shiplap phenomenon. The design style went away for a while, and now it’s making a comeback, which can be a great thing in terms of environmental impact. Instead of purchasing brand-new furniture to fit a certain style, you can find second-hand items that may not even need any DIY touchups, like distressed painting, sanding, and rehabbing.
With shabby-chic, you will use a very light color palette consisting of whites, greys, and pastels. You can use the other tips on this list to create a cohesive home that looks like it came straight from the latest home decor magazines and websites!