Five Inspiring Summer Decorating Ideas

Summer naturally evokes feelings of warmth, relaxation and vacations. It’s a time of year we get to enjoy beautiful weather and take part in outdoor activities that we missed during the winter season. As warmer weather and the lakes beckon, it’s time for us to breathe new life into our homes with summer-inspired décor.

Adding a few simple summer accents can spruce up any space in your home to reflect the fresh feelings of the season. Here are a few of this summer’s top decorating tips to easily inject summer style into your home.

1. Add a Punch of Color

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Get inspired by the bright and sunny colors of summer. Bold colors like yellow and coral are a good fit for summer decorating. Incorporate these tones in pops of color throughout the home in accent items like pillows, drapes, rugs, towels and throws. Adding bright colors to any neutral area in your home is sure to bring the spirit of summer to life. If you are feeling ambitious, paint an accent wall to uplift and rejuvenate the entire space.

2. Lighten Up Your Outdoor Décor 


Since you will be spending more time outdoors during the summer months, focus on revamping your patio décor.

Enjoy dinner under a canopy of twinkling candles. Hanging a set of small glass lanterns from a patio umbrella creates a unique outdoor chandelier. Spray-paint the outside of the lanterns to create a bright and colorful glowing ambiance.

Take it a step further and install a swinging outdoor bed to bring a comfortable country feel to your outdoor motif.

3. Drape a Flowing Canopy


Dress up your bedroom by adding a flowing, paper-thin, single-point canopy above your bed. This easy and affordable addition will instantly bring that breezy Bahamas feeling directly into your bedroom. Whether you choose a simple white mosquito net or a more customized sheer paneled option, this look is classic and practical.

If you are feeling bold, install a colorful canopy to really make a statement.

4. Incorporate Nautical Touches


Create a classic seaside feel by adding a woven striped rug to give any room a relaxed nautical design. Red, white, navy, woven materials and natural wood elements are the tones and textures you want to focus on when incorporating nautical accents into your home.

Situate glass lanterns by your fireplace to add an extra nautical flare.

5. Hang a Strand of Twinkle Lights


Lighting is everything when it comes to ambiance. Twinkle lights can bring a great sense of warmth and joy to a space like no other. Hanging a strand of simple twinkle lights will transform your outdoor and indoor spaces. For a dramatic look, try hanging them vertically.

Dress up the lights with covered round bulbs, stars or paper flowers to give the lights that extra summer touch.

What do you think of this summer’s decorating ideas? What are your favorites? Let us know in the comments section below. 

For more summer decorating ideas, head over to Pinterest and check out our Summer Decor board.

Follow Coldwell Banker Utah’s board BYDH: Summer Decor on Pinterest.

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