As the calendar flips to the beginning of May, unwittingly or perceptibly, summer is already among us. So it’s high time that we should consider introducing summery vibes into our home for soaking up the good times. Ahead, read on to these summer decor tips that will help you enjoy those long summer days (and nights!) in comfort and style.
Design Tip #1
Set up a garden retreat
One brilliant way to prepare your space for good summer vibes is to set up a garden hide-away. See this lush oasis hidden at the rear of the house, where the aroma of the pizza oven mixes with lavender in the summer breeze.
Nestled among the wisteria-adorned entrance and pops of green, this quiet courtyard boasts a boho-eclectic and old world charm feel. It’s a great choice to keep yourself in the shade during the next summer heatwave.
Design Tip #2
Freshen up with floral elements
Flowers are not only natural decor accents, but add a pleasant aroma to your space.
Indoor flowering plants do double duty in terms of decorative accents as well as air purifying filters. Freshen up your interiors with some summer delight, by placing flowers and creating your indoor greenery zone.
Design Tip #3
Carve out an open lounge area
Beyond plants and flowers, set an open communal space for relaxation where you can sunbathe or take a good nap in the open air.
In this coastal-facing balcony you can see how they styled a modern and edgy space with bespoke details; colorful outdoor sofas complete with textile accessories that lend a chic beach vibe. Designed for downtime, the beach-inspired lounge area just screams summer, and creates that perfect spot where you escape from routine.
Design Tip #4
Consider accent pieces in sunny hues
Add a splash of color to make that white wall more exciting! My favorite way to do it is with accent fabrics, bold summer prints or consider rugs, pillows, cushions, or plates. Any of these can be found crafted in bright, bold patterns.
Boho styles always tap into the color and vibrancy from different cultures, whether using Ghana-inspired patterns, Moroccan textiles or Pacific-style jute weaving for baskets. Just look outside of your local neighborhood for inspiration, and bring your summer voyage across the ocean back to home.
Design Tip #5
Use delicate lighting — and that doesn’t mean fairy lights
A twinkly glow and a starry night, delicate lighting options are essential for giving your home a subtle dreamy quality. But if you’re decorating anything other than a dorm room, look further than fairy lights!
By placing the right lighting fixtures, you can enjoy the delicate ethereal glow created by the lights and shadows. Set the atmospheric scene for a tender summer night!