Summer is the perfect time to give your interior a facelift. Bright colors or interesting prints – it only takes a few small changes to create a summer decoration and transform your interior and exterior into a tropical beach or why not a soothing lake cottage.
Summer decoration of modern living room with a large wall picture
Summer decorating is so much fun and it’s the perfect excuse to redo your interior. In summer the activities are both indoors and outdoors and that means you will have plenty of room to redecorate! The key to a summer makeover is in the light materials, bright colors and even details inspired by the beach and the good weather..
Flowers are a mandatory element for the decoration in summer
It’s not enough just a few seasonal accessories or why not a new garden table and chairs to get your house ready for summer. And the good news is that the vast majority of summer decor can very easily be tucked away in the fall and stay cool for the next summer. So here are some inspiring ideas and tips for the interior and exterior of your home..
Summer is the time to spend more time outdoors
Colorful summer decoration for the exterior
In all cases, summer decoration means an exterior decor full of colors. Summer is the time to spend more time outdoors and spend your cool evenings in the garden with family or friends. Now is also the time to choose comfortable chairs and tables that encourage conversation and entertainment. Colorful cushions and blankets are a must have for evenings out. And if you want an exterior that continues the decorating theme of the interior, then go for accessories that are in the same colors you chose for the interior..
Colorful tissue paper flowers for indoor and outdoor use
It may be surprising, but colorful tissue paper flowers can be a very nice summer decoration. The flowers cost next to nothing and they are also very easy to make. The things you need to make these beautiful decorations are tissue paper, a stapler, and scissors. In a very short time you can have very beautiful flowers. There are plenty of DIY ideas and projects for paper flowers that you can find on the internet and incorporate them into your living room, bedroom or porch decor. The colorful flowers can be used as centerpieces, put in vases on the front door and as garlands for special events. To give your paper flowers a new look, use glitter, ribbons, or even paper leaves. You can also buy such flowers in specialized stores, but making them is always better !
Summer decoration inspired by the beach
Beach activities may be the must-do this summer. So incorporate this cheerful vibe into your seasonal decor. Choose a few shades in pastel colors to create the perfect backdrop in your living room or bedroom. White chairs in combination with turquoise cushions, rustic lanterns on the fireplace mantel and nautical-themed wall decorations such as ropes, fishing nets or even seashells will greatly compliment your seasonal decor. The natural undertones also go very well with the nautical theme and the beach theme. Pick a few decorations, pair them with beach-themed decors, and give your room a complete summer feel. Be creative in choosing your summer decorations. You can include everything – seashells, driftwood and even put trinkets here and there to create a centerpiece of decor..
Photo garlands as summer decor
Incorporate your summer memories into your interior by creating a beautiful photo garland. Pick out some of your old vacation photos and family portraits and arrange them as a garland. You can also add some cards or even shells to make the garland even more beautiful and original. Making this type of garland is easy and fun. Work with your children and loved ones to create this beautiful summer decoration for your home. You can then hang it in a nautical room or in the hall. Create a background with faux wood fencing to hang your garlands and add seashells or artificial flowers to match the theme. The photo garland can be used in combination with your decorative centerpiece or on the fireplace mantel.
Floral arrangements as a seasonal decoration
You can refresh your interior by using colorful flower arrangements as a summer decoration. You could never get tired of fresh flowers! The flowering branches in the living room or a few flowers in a glass vase are the perfect summer decor. You can create a floral arrangement using brightly colored flowers and place them on the hall table, next to a corner, or on the coffee table in the living room. This idea can also be used in other parts of the house. For example, you can make the kitchen table more elegant by using flowers or table runners with floral prints. Combine the floral theme with curtains in light materials or neutral colors.
Summer decoration inspired by the nautical theme
Give your interior a touch of nautical charm to make it look like a beach house. No matter if you live in a big city away from the sea coast or in Provence, the nautical themed inspired decorations will revive your seaside vacation memories. Regardless of the style and design of your interior, you can always add some nautical details to create a relaxing and refreshing touch. The simple colors of the beach and the sea will create a more relaxed atmosphere in your interior. Nautical decorations always look great in combination with a white background. You can even choose a specific place in your interior and give it a complete makeover by opting for the nautical theme. Paint the walls white or beige before starting the makeover. Add some accessories like beach tote bags or hats to create a beach look. Opt for wall decor using shells or art frames that go well with the nautical theme.
Summer living room decoration
No matter the size of your living room, you can decorate it very well for the summer to create a relaxing and refreshing atmosphere. By simply changing the decorative theme, you can indeed save a lot of money spent on the interior makeover. Put the living room walls on gray or white to modernize them. Neutral shades are always the perfect background for summer decor. You can use some furniture in neutral colors and accent it with decorative pillows. Wall art is a great idea to add some fresh color to the decor. You could very well use an old window frame to transform it into a colorful art gallery. Decorate the corners of the living room or coffee table using galvanized buckets filled with fresh or artificial flowers. This contrast will create a very beautiful summer decor.
Summer office or reading corner decoration
Your little reading nook or office nook also deserves a nice summer decoration. While the classic combination of dark wood and earthy colors is ideal for the reading nook or office, you can try to liven up the space a bit with some summer-themed decorative details. The fresh flowers, the neutral background and the colorful wooden boxes look great in the office. You can paint the walls white and choose new book shelves. Add some floral decorations to accentuate the shelves. You can use fresh flowers in glass vases. The minimalist style also fits very well with the theme. A storage box with polka dots can also complement the theme. And don’t forget to opt for a few lights in the evening.
Decorative cushions as a summer decoration
Decorative cushions can help you accentuate the summer decor of your home very well. You can for example use a cushion with a decorative 3D flower on it to give a touch of color to your living room. You can even make such a pillow yourself. Start by choosing a cover in neutral color and handcrafted fabric in three vibrant colors. Cut discs from the fabric to make the flower petals. Glue the petals in a circular fashion using hot glue to create a flower on the top. This pillow can be used in a nautical themed room. You can also combine the colors of the cushion with the colors of the rug or curtains to complement the theme. Floral cushions are the perfect decorative accents for the interior in summer because all we need in summer are colors and freshness.
Colorful decor for the bedroom in summer
In case you don’t really want to change the look of your kitchen or living room for the summer, then you may well go for a refreshing decor for the bedroom. Making a summer decoration in the bedroom is even easier than you might think. Start by choosing colored bedding. Complete the theme with a few lamps and decorative details. If you want pops of color here and there, then add some interesting accent rugs and seashells. You can also give your bedroom a new look by opting for an accent wall to match your summer theme. Color furniture can also help you make your bedroom more beautiful and cheerful.
Wall decoration with seashells
Wall decoration with seashells is another great way to prepare your home for summer. You can use the seashell wall decor in your bedroom or place it in a corner niche to accent the wall. These types of decorations come in many shapes and colors in specialty stores and you can choose the one that will go best with your interior design. And if you ever love to DIY and are interested in making such a project, you can easily make it happen. For example, choose starfish or other seashells that you like, add a few lights and your decor will be ready! You can do all this as a garland and hang it on the wall to complement the nautical charm of your interior and make it more beautiful instantly.
Colorful carpet as summer decoration for the patio
Indoor or outdoor rugs are a perfect way to make your patio decor more colorful and inviting. Opt for one or more rugs in summer colors and they will be the most beautiful centerpiece in your outdoor decorative plan. Be creative in choosing the carpet, cushions and accessories for the decor of your patio and especially if you have furniture in neutral colors. An interesting tip regarding the choice of the outdoor carpet: choose its colors according to the colors of the plants you have in your garden or on your patio. *
Fairy lights as summer decor for the garden
What is a summer garden or outdoor space decoration without fairy lights? You only need to look at the exterior decor of restaurants to find inspiration for outdoor lighting. Think of fairy lights as ambient lights instead of task lighting and you’ll have everything you need to create a magical outdoor space. The choice of string lights for the outdoors is very large, so you can choose the type of string that you like the most.