It’s never too early to start looking forward to next summer, especially considering the year 2020 has been.
After the cold winter months and long rainy weekends indoors, there’s nothing better than the moment the flowers begin to bloom and the sun starts to shine. You know that summer is truly on its way. It’s time to start planning your summer vacation and organizing adventurous plans with friends.
However, we still don’t know what summer next year will hold. But even if it isn’t possible for you to go traveling around the world, you can still enjoy the summer lifestyle without leaving your house with the help of some subtle home improvements. Make the most of the seasonal weather by brightening up your home and letting the sunshine take over.
To get you started, here are five simple tips for summer home decor.
Let the light in
You can’t make the most of the summer without maximizing the use of sunlight in your home. Do what you can to let as much natural light in as possible. Clean your windows to allow more sunlight to stream in, and consider rearranging your most used furniture so that it’s out of the shade for longer. If your home is naturally dark, it may require more work to brighten it up. Adding mirrors and shiny to a room can really create a sense of natural light, as can painting your walls with a bright color palette. Adding lamps with full-spectrum light bulbs can effectively simulate sunlight, or you could add a touch of class with a Murano glass chandelier.
There’s nothing more summery than a nautical theme, conjuring up images of bright blue oceans and endless sandy beaches. A stripy blue and white color palette is the perfect way to encapsulate this theme, as are decorative items like seashells and boat-themed art. This will make your home seem just like a beach house miles from civilization.
A home that’s too full of clutter will not have that light summery feel you’re after. Try to pare down your home to create more of an airy summer home environment. Go through your home and get rid of any dusty old items and broken furniture you won’t use any more. Gather up any cozy winter accessories like throws, cushions, and warm rugs and stow them away until next winter.
Change the focus
In winter, focusing all your living room furniture towards a fireplace can create a real sense of warmth and comfort. But in summer, you might wish to create a new focal point. Try repositioning sofas and chairs to fix on a beautiful bay window or French doors. This way, you can all enjoy the sunlight when you sit down to relax as a family.
Add some greenery
Invest in a few planters to scatter around your home. A touch of greenery is the perfect addition to your summery decor and will completely transform your home. Opt for plants from exotic locations to make it feel as though you’re on holiday in a lush or jungle rainforest.