Summertime Decorating Ideas for Every Room in Your House
The best way to start any project is with a clear mind and a plan. This is especially true when it comes to creative endeavors like decorating your home for the summer.
By taking the time to map out your ideas before you get started, you can avoid costly mistakes and make the most of your time and resources.
Make yourself a budget beforehand and see what you will need. This is the time to compare prices online, too, so you are not paying over the odds for items you could have gotten cheaper somewhere else.
Without further ado, here are four tips to help you get started:
Define your goals
What do you want to achieve with your summertime decorating project? Are you hoping to create a more relaxing atmosphere, or are you looking for ways to make your home feel brighter and more welcoming?
Once you have a clear idea of what you hope to accomplish, you can start brainstorming ideas that will help you achieve those goals.
For instance, if you are focusing mainly on your bedroom decor, you probably have a relaxing outcome in mind, from changing your bed sheets to a plusher density and a calming color, to painting your walls a summery hue that brings in light and warmth.
Choose a color scheme
Summer is the perfect time to experiment with bold, vibrant colors. If you are not sure where to start, consider using the colors of the season as your inspiration. From sunny yellows and fiery oranges to cool blues and refreshing greens, there are endless possibilities when it comes to summertime tints.
You can match your chosen colors with your home decor so there is a pattern throughout your home. If you have gone for a vibrant orange in your bathroom, then a matching bathmat may be needed here.
The same can be with the carpet on your landing. If it is a blueish color, you might think about decorative items with different shades of blue to pull out the variety of colors within the carpet. Matching your colors does not mean block matches, it can apply to varying connective shades.
Bring the outdoors in
One of the best things about summer is the abundance of fresh flowers and lush foliage. Take advantage of this by incorporating some greenery into your décor. Whether you display cut flowers in vases or potted plants on tabletops, a little bit of nature can go a long way in giving your home a summery feel.
This is great if you grow your own flowers in your garden as you will be able to plant ones during the year that go with your new decorating plan, however, if you cannot do that, then you can always buy fake ones that equal your final look.
Lighten up your space
Summer is all about enjoying the long days and bright sunshine. Make the most of the season by letting in as much natural light as possible. Hang sheer curtains in place of heavy drapes, and trade out dark throw pillows for ones in light, airy fabrics.
These simple changes can instantly transform the look and feel of your space.
Adding a summer vibe to your home can not only do wonders for your aesthetic but it can also help ‘lighten up’ your mood too. This can especially apply to those seasons where the nights draw in and the darkness seems to be 24/7. Keeping that summer color may be a good thing to keep going.
With these tips in mind, you are well on your way to creating a summertime oasis in your own home. So, get started today and enjoy the fruits of your labor all season long!