You can practically feel summer in the air! After all, it’s nearly here! A time of relaxation, holidays and beautiful weather! There are plenty of ways you can get ready for the upcoming season. While your summer preparations might consist of making lots of lemonade or doing some gardening during the afternoons or weekends! Naturally, you might be thinking of adding a summery vibe to your home. How can you accomplish that easily? Well, why not create some fabulous summer decorations which you can place around your house? They might come in the form of seasonal flowers or fruit, or taking inspiration from them! Look through our collection of 25 summer home decor ideas to find a little bit of inspiration!
1. Painting Your Vases – A Vibrant Atmosphere
There are hundreds of easy and cheap ways to get your home ready for summer! Here is just one of them! If you have a set of vases, which are not coloured, then it’s time that you add some vibrance to them! Using paint, create all sorts of patterns on these vases. For example, dots, stripes or zig-zags are all fantastic ideas! Also, make sure you use happy and bubbly coloured paint for this! This might come in the form of bright and vivid colours or even pastel shades!
2. Hello Summer – Front Door Decorations for Summer
Make sure that anyone who steps through your front door is welcomed not only by you but the season as well! You can achieve this by placing a front door ornament on the front door of your house. This idea is perfect for anyone who associates summer with the season of ice cream! All you need for this front door decoration is a wooden plank, it doesn’t really matter what shape! Then using a rainbow of colours paint the words “hello summer” on it. You can paint an ice cream for each letter of summer. Then all you need to do is attach this painted plank to your front door!
3. Pretty Pineapples – Cute Summer Decorations
Get inspired by pineapples and combine them with mason jars! Why not create some pineapple night lights? You will need to tint your mason jars in yellow coloured paint, which is see-through. With a sharpie, you can draw some crosses all around the mason jars, creating the spikes of a pineapple. Paint the lid of the mason jar green and attach some green pieces of fabric to it which stand up, just like the leaves of a pineapple. Now, all you need to do is place a string of fairy lights inside of the mason jar, to create your pineapple night light!
4. Handmade Pineapple Doormat – Get Creative with Pineapples
Seasonal fruit is a great source of inspiration for any sort of seasonal decor! If you adore pineapples, then make certain that you use them in your summer decorations! Why not create a doormat for your front door? You will need a plain doormat, which you can paint pineapples on! An easy way of doing this is to print out a template of pineapple and cut out the given shapes. Place the template on your doormat and you can start painting! You will only need two colours of paint for this, yellow and green!
5. Hanging Vases – Beautiful Summer Home Decor
If you have always liked the look of hanging vases, then you are bound to love this DIY idea! It’s about using mason jars as vases for your flowers. Tie yarn around the necks of the mason jars, and hang them from hooks, which might be attached to the walls of your house or your garden fence. Feel free to get creative with this idea and take it to the next level, by painting the jars in a cool colour!
6. A Seaside Vibe – Stunning Shells
Besides seasonal fruit and flowers, what else will bring the essence of summer to your home? If you love going to the beach during the summer, then this idea is for you! It’s no other than a front door wreath, woven out of small branches to create a ring. Collect some shells on the beach and attach them to the wreath you have already created. You might also decide on placing some burlap on the wreath.
7. A Lovely Lantern – Amazing Summer Decorations
Bring a seaside ambience into your home with this easy decoration idea! You will need an empty jar, which you coat in a layer of sea glass spray paint. This will help give your jar the seaside vibe you are going for. After allowing the spray paint to dry, it’s time to create a net for it out of rope! There are loads of tutorials online on how to create a net such as this by yourself! Then place your mason jar inside your rope net. The finishing touch consists of placing a lit candle inside the jar!
8. Perfect for Succulents – Funny Wall Planters
Are you thinking about creating a set of wall planters for your succulents? It’s definitely a fantastic way of decorating any of your walls, not to mention adding a touch of nature to your home. Instead of sticking to any plain and boring wall planters, why not paint over your planters? Instead of creating patterns on them, create a set of funny faces. Each planter can be created in a different colour for that fun atmosphere in your home.
9. Terrariums from Light Bulbs – Summer Decorating Ideas
Here is a stunning idea for anyone who loves terrariums! Terrariums have become a huge trend over the past few years, so it wouldn’t surprise anyone if you wanted to add a few to your home. Create your terrariums out of old light bulbs! You will have to pour gravel into the bottom of the light bulbs before planting your small plants or moss inside. It would be wise to look into which plants thrive in terrariums! Then it’s time to wrap some yarn around the necks of the bulbs and hang them from your ceiling or from wherever you’d like!
10. Wonderful with Watermelons – Fresh and Fun
Get ready for summer by inviting it into your home! How can you bring that around easily? Our solution would be to create some front door decoration which you can immediately dress up your front door with! We have already talked quite a bit about using seasonal fruit as inspiration for your summer decorations. How about using watermelon for it? You can paint a watermelon on a wooden plank or on cardboard and have it cut out! Then all you need to do is simply attach it to your door!
11. Fabulous Flamingos – Adorable Summer Home Decor
Create some paper flamingos, which you can hang from practically anywhere! You will have to cut out the flamingos long necks and heads from paper. The body of these birds will consist of cutting out paper circles and attach them to each other, to create a ball-like appearance. You will also need to attach some yarn or wool to your flamingos, which will allow them to hang from anywhere. This is a great craft to have some fun with, not to mention, you can also get your kids involved!
12. Hit the Beach – A Cute Summer Wreath
Here is another summer decoration you can create to bring an essence of summer into your house! Create a wreath for your front door, which is made to look like a lifebuoy or lifebelt. Attach two strings of yarn, suspended across the lifebelt, as if they were clotheslines. Then hang small cut out shapes of swimsuits and towels on these strings of yarn. Use pegs, to keep them in place. You can create the swimsuits and towels out of paper or fabric.
13. Design Your Terrace – Summer Decorations
Another important part of your house to design in a summery way is no other than your porch or terrace. You can place an array of potted flowers on your porch. Placing a bicycle on your porch is also a great idea, as you can add baskets to it’s front and back. Use the baskets as flowers containers, for your seasonal summer flowers.
14. Happy in Yellow – The Colour of Sunshine
Summer is frequently associated with the colour yellow! After all, yellow represents sunshine, warmth and happiness! You might consider using this colour in some form of your summer decorations! This might be a bouquet of yellow flowers in a vase used as a centrepiece. Or it might be placing a whole abundance of lemons in a bowl. Remember, that you don’t have to go overtop with your ornaments, sometimes less is more!
15. Patterns on Your Pots – Unleash Your Creativity
If you love to paint or draw, then here’s a simple idea on how to uplift the ambience of your home. If you have any pots laying around your house, it’s time to reinvent them and paint amazing patterns on them! You can use geometric patterns, stripes or dots, practically anything! After allowing your pots to dry, you can plant your favourite seasonal flowers in them!
16. Coastal Decorating Designs – Summer Home Decor
Give your home a coastal ambience, with this simple piece of decor! All you need is a vase, a glue gun and some rope for this idea. Wrap the rope around the vase, making sure that you fixate it by using the glue gun. After you’ve finished this, it’s time to fill the vase with water and place some gorgeous flowers in it!
17. Rethinking Plastic Spoons – A Perfect Pineapple Idea
Check out this decor idea for your front door! First of all, you will need to coat plastic spoons in yellow paint. Use the heads of the spoons and stick them on a light vase or plastic bottle. This will help create the shape of a pineapple. Then pour some soil inside of the vase or bottle, allowing you to grow some plants in it. This will help complete the look of the pineapple.
18. Seashell Fairy Lights – Whimsical and Gorgeous
Perhaps you are in search of ways to light up your house. Here’s a fantastic idea for anyone who wants to incorporate the sense of a beach. Firstly, purchase a string of fairy lights. Then attach shells around the lights, glueing them together. This will help bring a seaside or beach atmosphere to your home!
19. Wine Bottle Lanterns – Romantic Summer Decorations
Make some wine bottle lanterns for a romantic setting! You will have to cut off the bottoms of the wine bottles. Then wrap some metal wire around small candle holders in which there are already candles. Hook them on top of the bottles, this way making sure that the candles won’t fall out. You can hang these wine bottle lanterns from basically anywhere for that romantic lighting!
20. Watermelon Pots – Adorable and Summery
Here is another fun way of painting your pots, to create the summery vibe you have been searching for! Paint the pots in a bright pink or red, resembling the insides of a watermelon. Then simply coat the rims of the pot in green. Use a black sharpie to draw seeds on the pot. Then it’s good to go!
21. Happy Sunflower Wreath – Summer Decorations
Sunflowers are a common summer flower. If you love them as much as we do, why not use them in your front door decor? Attach a few sunflowers to your wreath! You might decide on using artificial sunflowers, so you prevent that they wilt before time!
22. A Jar of Lemons – A Burst of Yellow
We have already talked about adding a burst of yellow to your home decor! Yellow will definitely help accentuate the summer vibe in your home. After all, it is the colour of sunshine! This might come in the form of lemons in a jar or yellow tulips in vases.
23. A Flip Flop Wreath – Creative and Bold
A type of footwear you are sure to wear during summer is flip flops! If you go down to the beach, this is definitely an easy solution for not getting your shoes filled with sand. Use flip flops as inspiration for a front door wreath! Attach an array of flip flops together, to make a wreath. Then feel free to place flowers inside the middle of the wreath.
24. Simplistic and Stylish – Hanging Flowers
Try out something simple yet stunning for your summer decorations! All you need to do is place some flowers in empty glass bottles. Wrap yarn around the necks of the bottles. Hammer some nails into a wooden plank or board. You will be able to attach the yarn of the bottles to the nails, allowing the newly created flower vases to hang next to each other.
25. Lemons and Limes – Summer Home Decor
Use this fresh idea to get ready for summer this year! Cut up lemons and limes and use their outer layers as planters or candle holders! You can place them on a tray, which has small pebbles and rocks scattered all over it already.
Hopefully, you have found some ideas concerning summer decorations for your home! If you are in search of more home decor inspiration, then make sure to check out our affordable home decor ideas for small houses.