School’s out, the sun is shining, and you will find berries in the farmer’s market. You might have your sunscreen-slathered and bikini-clad self prepared for the sun, but is your home ready for warmer weather? Believe it or not, it requires over pulling the blinds up to welcome summer to your home. However, it doesn’t need to be a large hassle. Whether you’ve got a huge home with a large outdoor space, or a small apartment with a fire escape, you can still help your home get the most out of the sunshine. Here are five easy places to start:
Lisa Borgnes Giramonti
1. Embrace your outdoor living area. If you are fortunate enough to have an amazing outdoor area — garden, patio, balcony, what have you — it is time to get started using it. This balcony is a great example of the way you truly don’t require much outdoor space to make the most of summer’s fresh air and sun. A patio chair accented with a colorful outdoor rug and weatherproof pillow transforms a straightforward space into an inviting escape. A window on the railing brings a little more green to the distance, while sheer curtains offer the option of solitude.
Dining alfresco is almost always a fantastic chance to savor the stunning summer weather. Invest in a couple of pieces of very good patio furniture to your dining room, and then accessorize with less expensive and more stylish pieces. Make sure you follow your own style: You need your home and your outdoor area to meld.
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In case you’ve got a smaller dining room in your mind, a small table paired with a loveseat is a great casual dining option. I really like this set up is nestled among the garden and accessorized with bird cages, bird houses, and other outdoor knickknacks. These accessories add a personal signature and may be changed out from year to year.
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It is nice to include a water feature. In case you’ve got a huge patio, a stately cement multi-tiered fountain could be a fantastic fit. In case you’ve got a bigger area, a simple, small, and easy-to-install bubble fountain is a fantastic option.
2. Bring in some vegetation. Even if you don’t have the distance, time, or energy to really have a summer garden, there are still lots of easy and beautiful techniques to incorporate plants to your home. A container garden is the ideal means to benefit from the gorgeous flowers and herbs that flourish in the summertime. Choose a huge pot similar to this to get a landscaped impact using multiple plants, or create a grouping of baskets.
For the greatest indoor and outdoor flexibility, try out this DIY portable planter. It is easy, chic, and may be wheeled to a living room to get a dab of green, or outside onto a balcony for watering!
Huettl Landscape Architecture
Summer is also the period of hot, ripe fruits and vegetables. In case you’ve got the space, add a potted lemon tree or 2 to a balcony. You can also conduct container gardens or window boxes with either blossoms or a couple of berry crops, or elevated beds of vegetables. (We all know how great homegrown tomatoes are in summer.)
If you are short on floor area, a couple of hanging plants may add a brilliant pop of green to a space. Just be certain they’re at a location where they can drain without creating a mess and may still get plenty of sunshine. (By the way, how perfect is this summery breakfast area? It looks like the ideal place to start your day.)
If you are not prepared to commit to indoor or outdoor vegetation quite yet, putting a couple of leafy greens or bright flowers in a vase may have the same temporary impact.
Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture
3. Insert color. Summer decor may be bright, cheerful and daring, so use cheeky colours and patterns you can not always eliminate through other seasons. This deck is simple in style, but by painting it a brilliant blue and accenting with lime-green chairs, it quickly develops a vivid and unforgettable style.
Tara Seawright Interior Design
Pillows, cushions, and colorful accessories are fun and easy ways to brighten up an otherwise straightforward setup. Don’t be afraid to mix and match patterns, contrasting colours and designs when it comes to textiles. Fabric could be a relatively inexpensive endeavor, so have fun with it and play !
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Try to integrate color in unexpected areas in your home for that extra pop of summer cheer. Kitchens can often become pristine, all-white spaces. Mix it up a bit with a few colorful dishes, dish cloths or aprons.
Alicia Friedmann Interior Design
4. Bring the outdoors in. No, I’m not talking about vegetation again. Permit your decor to reflect the beauty of summer, and operate natural materials to your home. These rattan chairs not only display the natural beauty of the woven palm, but they’re also extremely clean pieces that will feel just at home outside.
Bringing outdoor furniture indoors is a great way to blur the line between the two spaces. If you don’t believe your outdoor furniture will work indoors, try using slipcovers or fresh cushions to allow it to blend with your interior.
The use of timber grain accented by tropical-like accessories along with a bamboo plant create this vignette a perfect fit in its own Hawaiian home.
Lauren Liess Interiors
Bring terracotta baskets inside. These work well to maintain indoor plants to get a headboard that is casual, but you could also use terracotta baskets to hold utensils, fruit, writing implements, or whatever else that must be kept.
Liz Williams Interiors
Employing a seagrass or sisal rug gives a space a small beachy vibe, and can also be practical for the whole year. These natural woven floorcoverings are really durable, help create healthy indoor humidity levels, and block the build-up of static. If you don’t need to recover your floors anytime soon, try out the material out with a small rug.
This bed just screams beach home. The clean and fresh linen bedding, driftwood headboard, seashell accents all include some of summer’s finest materials to a chic coastal look.
Cristi Holcombe Interiors, LLC
5. Use mild and breezy textiles. Integrate airy and light fabrics into your home’s design to provide every room a bright feel, and to cool down it on particularly hot days.
Tablecloths, rugs, placemats, pillow cushions, and couch covers can be temporarily replaced in centuries. If your home is filled with plush velvets and a great deal of dark colours, it could be a good idea to give it a more summery feel with a few quick changes. The linen couch cover in this room is a great neutral choice that’s refreshing and cool in warm weather. I really like the blue and yellow accents too — the cool and warm tones work wonderfully with the beige couch and rug.
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Gingham is a perky routine that instantly brings afternoon picnics in the park and paper tablecloths at weekend barbecues to mind. Chosen within an unexpected shade (rather than the more traditional white and red ), it turns into a perfect way to bring summer to your home. This light yellow would likewise be cute used for cushion covers.
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Replace heavy winter curtains with sheer or thin curtains to let more light in. Use the very same ideas when coming summer bed linens (particularly for guests), throws, cushions and floor cushions. When it is 100 degrees out, lounging to a fleece cushion probably will not seem like a good idea.
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