The Design Corner: 6 Ways to Decorate for Summer

Decorating for Summer | The Design Corner

What thoughts come to mind when you think of summer?

The beach.
Cool breezes.
Fresh flowers from the garden.
Chilled lemonade.
Outdoor gatherings.

Ahhhh… yes. So now the goal is to decorate in such a way that your home conjures up those feelings. We’ve compiled a few tips to help get you thinking summer for your home.

USE THE BEACH’S COLOR PALETTEĀ //

Even if you’re not someone who loves the beach, you can’t deny that the cool surf on the hot sand in the warm sun are quintessentially summer. Try using beachy colors in your home for summer decor – seafoam greens, aqua, teal, various shades of blue, bright whites, and sandy neutrals.

Decorating for Summer | The Design Corner

(Image Source: The Happy Housie)

Decorating for Summer | The Design Corner

(Image Sources: House by Hoff & Place of My Taste)

Decorating for Summer | The Design Corner

(Image Source: Thistlewood Farms)

BRING THE BEACH HOME //

Use nautical items and patterns to accent your decorating. Warning: it is possible to go overboard with the nautical theme… but a few well placed shells or fish patterns can quickly conjure up that refreshing feeling of the ocean in summer.

Decorating for Summer | The Design Corner

(Image Sources: Craftberry Bush & House by Hoff)

Decorating for Summer | The Design Corner

(Image Source: Just a Girl and Her Blog)

CITRUS AND FRUIT ACCENTS //

Use the beautiful bright colors of nature to accent your decor – citrus and other fruits are a fantastic and stylish way to add a pop of color to any room.

GARDEN COLORS //

Let your garden inspire you in your interior decorating as well. Harness those bright floral colors and add them to your decor. Or, better yet, keep vases of fresh cut flowers around in your home all summer. If you don’t have a garden (or at least not one that you’re proud of) all the more reason to use bright pops of color in your decorating.

Decorating for Summer | The Design Corner

(Image Sources: City Farmhouse & The Happy Housie)

Decorating for Summer | The Design Corner

(Image Source: The Happy Housie)

KEEP IT COOL //

Try to capture the feeling of a refreshing summer breeze in your decor by using lightweight fabrics. Pack up anything cozy and replace it with airy, breezy items instead.

Decorating for Summer | The Design Corner

(Image Source: Love Grows Wild)

TAKE IT OUTSIDE //

Summer is a time of gathering with family and friends for casual outdoor activities. Set up an outdoor living room with all the comforts of the indoors to make it even more appealing to relax outside on a cool evening.

Decorating for Summer | The Design Corner

(Images Source: The Wood Grain Cottage)

What is your favorite way to decorate for summer? Comment to share it!

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Emily takes impressive photos, interviews interesting locals, and keeps things organized for Harrisonblog. She also works on special marketing projects, transaction management, and event management for The Harrisonburg Homes Team. Emily loves dogs, her friends and family, dancing, and getting outdoors.

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