Summer is for cosmopolitans, swimming on the weekends (or whenever you have time really), and visiting your grandparents home. But more than that, summer indicates change. A change of season and by extension, a change of mood. Which is why this is the perfect time to give your home a “balmy” makeover.
Just like your closets, your home deserves a complete transformation from the inside out.
Here we bring to you 5 summer home decor ideas that are sure to strike a cord and will reflect the carefreeness that summer brings with itself.
1. Eternal Sunshine of the Planter’s Mind
Summer indicates life and warmth and so should your home. And the best way to do that is by bringing it to life – literally. Add contrasting, transparent vases with houseplants to your balcony and deck up your home with fresh flowers for a lively, refreshing look. Not only is it visually appealing but it also adds an organic feel and inviting scent to the indoors.
Handy tip: Plants need a lot of time and care so if you’re time-pressed, consult with the salesperson about its maintenance before buying one.
2. Cosy, Cutesy Corners for a Cool Feel
Lazing on the couch with your favourite book is perhaps the best thing to do to beat the summer heat. So we recommend you create a “summer spot” or a “reading nook” for yourself – complete with a recliner, an unconventional tripod lamp, a comfy rug, a spacious book space, and a cushion just like the one Furlenco offers.
Handy tip: We suggest you conceptualise the space right next to your window for a corner that’s LIT – literally.
3. Welcome Good Day Sunshine!
No, we don’t mean the famous Beatles song. The basic idea is to transform the look of your home with everything that’s bright and fun! You could experiment with cushions, sheer curtains, rugs, carpets, textured or patterned wallpapers (floral is an obvious choice), vases, the works. Just make sure to create enough open space so that the light streams in and add layers of warmth to your home’s natural environment.
4. Set the Mood with Some Summer Lovin’ Decor
Setting the right summer mood is all about choosing the right kind of furnishings. For example, fur and wool rugs, deep coloured curtains, silk bed sheets all mirror shades of winter and all things winter-like. You should strive to decorate your home with accessories that extend the summer feel and fit into the existing colour palette at home. For starters, you could give your room an instant summer makeover with linen or cotton duvet covers that come in diverse floral patterns and colours. You could also put up posters of the beach that’ll boost your mood and reduce stress – all at the same time.
Handy tip: Boho and contemporary styles fit perfectly if you’re looking for home decor ideas for summers.
5. Brighten Your Bathroom with Everything Summer-like Under the Sun
Who doesn’t like cold showers during blazing hot days? If you’re anything like us, bathroom singing and adding potpourri or summery scents to your bathroom should be on your to-do list. You could also go the creative way and match your towels with the new curtains to give it that extra oomph. You could also play around with fancy candle-holders, indoor plants, and tealights in your bathroom.
Handy tip: Tropical and citrus-centric scent work their magic and instantly put you in a good headspace. You’re welcome!
For more summer interior decor ideas, keep watching this space.