April 25th, 2018

We all have our summer body fitness goals to achieve, we change our skin care routine as well, but we forget our homes! Summer is about relaxing and enjoying the season. From cooling interior color palettes to opting for casual interiors over the stuffy formal ones, summer decor ideas are easy.  Do you have a summer beach house, or would you like your apartment to FEEL like a summer beach house? Either way, the warm outdoors and cool evening breezes make your home the optimal place to entertain and relax. Try these easy summer decor ideas to take advantage of all that the season has to offer.

ADD POP OF COLOR: Spring and summer scream for light and airy colors.  Use removable slipcovers, or decorative throws to bring bursts of color and brightness. Prefer whites and neutrals? White and khaki slipcovers are your best friends! Swap in graphic paintings, fresh flowers or vibrant dishes for the fastest possible makeover. If you're ever stuck, lighten your lights and darken your darks to create contrast.


DRAPERY: When you want to bring in the cool night air, and keep out the hot summer sun use curtains instead of drapery. Drapery material is heavy and dark, while curtains paired with sheers can give you versatile flexibility in the summer months. If you prefer to savor the views, and not cover up the windows use valances. Valances in summer textures and colors will leave your windows looking finished, with an obstructed view.


BRING FURNITURE OUTDOORS: An outdoor set-up can function as a breakfast room, reading nook or dinner table when the weather's nice. Flowers, plants and fresh fruit centrepieces make your home smell aromatic and look beautiful. For a more rustic feel, try bringing in eco-friendly materials like bamboo, hemp, and jute area rugs.  These materials bring an exotic and natural feeling of the outdoors in. Remember, entertaining outdoors will also give a welcome break to being inside. Summer is about being flexible and spontaneous!


KID FRIENDLY: Let’s face it, kids are out of school and summer time means kids around the house! Make sure fabrics and slipcovers are machine washable, and are casual and fun! Make summer time arts and crafts projects with seashells, pine cones, and nature inspired finds, which the kids can pick out. Their projects can turn into summer décor that you display proudly around your home!


Our favorite type of living space is one with a color scheme that makes you feel like you're by the seashore. Let us know in the comments below how you revamp your home this summer!