The summer is upon us, but is your home ready for the sunny season? If you are looking to give your home a refresh to get into the summer spirit, here are 7 creative decor ideas that you have to try.
1, Get some freshly cut flowers
Freshly cut and arrange some seasonal flowers in a mason jar, jug, vase, or even a glass. This doesn’t have to be your prized flowers – wildflowers like sunflowers, daisies, bluebells, daffodils, or primrose, depending on whether it is early or late summer, can be equally as beautiful.
2, Floor-to-ceiling folding doors
Though this is quite an extensive and costly renovation, floor-to-ceiling folding doors can be a fantastic addition to your home, especially in your dining room or kitchen. Not only will it allow more natural light into your home, but on those warm, sunny days, you can cook and dine al fresco, but without having to leave the house.
3, Beachy vibes
For the ultimate summer vibes, introduce the beach into your home so you always feel like you’re on holiday! Collect some shells or sand in a jar, upcycle driftwood into decorative pieces, and embrace clean, sandy colours and deep blues.
If you are comfortable with DIY, grab some reclaimed, thin, wooden planks, and use a Milwaukee small Drill and some screws or nails to secure them to the wall, one plank above the other. Whether you like the parallel line look, or even try an intricate pattern, this will create a natural-looking feature wall that is sure to bring those beachy vibes to any room.
4, Light and airy curtains
What is more summery than watching your drapes blow in the wind? Dark, thick curtains and blinds can block out natural light even when they are open, and make the room feel smaller and darker. However, a lighter material can really open up your space, making it feel more airy and cool even in the summer sunshine.
5, Personal bar
With summer comes BBQs and outdoor gatherings galore – let’s be honest. So, why not upgrade your hosting skills with your own private bar area. By no means does this have to be anything extensive, just a stylish place to display all your alcoholic beverages, glassware, and cocktail shakers, making your life easier and more aesthetically pleasing at the same time.
6, Transform your outdoor space
During the summer months, there is nothing better than relaxing outside. Get creative with your outdoor space, whether it’s small or large, paved or lawn. At its most minimal, invest in some comfortable chairs, a table, and some bright potted plants to give you that summer feeling.
7, Neutral colours with bold prints
A fresh lick of white, cream or ivory paint over your walls can do wonders, making your home feel fresher, cleaner, and cooler during summertime. To offset the mass of neutral colours, opt for bold prints for your rugs, blankets, bedsheets, decorative throw pillows, and cushions. You can even get some bold summer prints framed and hang them on the wall for a pop of colour.
Overall, the possibilities are endless! With these 7 ideas in mind, let your imagination and creativity run wild, giving your home that much needed face lift so that you’re ready to relax during the warm summer months.