Summer is known for it’s bright and bold colours that instantly put a smile on your face, so why not bring some of that into your home? Introducing all the best parts of summer into your home can allow you to brighten up your home and bring a touch of the outside, inside.
SUMMER DECORATING IDEAS
Whether it’s bold prints, nautical themes, making the most of summer snaps or taking inspiration from nature, there are some really simple ways that you can give your home a makeover and add a touch of the summer season into your home. Here, Clare Moreton, photo expert at CEWE shares her top five summer decorating ideas.
1. TAKE INSPIRATION FROM NATURE
Summer is truly one of the most beautiful times of year, so why not take inspiration from nature and add beautiful flowers and plants into your home? Not only will they look and smell beautiful on display, they’ll also make you feel good too. Being surrounded by plants and nature is proven to have a positive impact on our wellbeing and will brighten your day in more ways than one.
If you’d prefer not to have live plants, wall art is another fantastic option. A beautiful floral print or a bold green plant can look stunning on display in the form of a print. Whatever your preference, bringing a touch of nature into your home will help add a touch of the summer season.
2. EXPERIMENT WITH COLOUR
One of the best things about the summer season is the bright and beautiful colours that come with it. You only need to look outside and you’ll be greeted by blue skies and pink and yellow flowers, so why not bring these bold colours inside? Wall art is a really great way to experiment with this trend and add a pop of colour to your home. Choose from canvas, aluminium, framed or acrylic prints – whatever suits your style – and opt for a bold block colour or a bright patterned style.
Colours that best emulate the beauty of summer can include bright blue, yellow, pinks and orange. Adding a bold coloured print to your home will instantly brighten up your walls and add a touch of summer to any room in your house.
3. MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR PHOTOS
Our photos hold a real special quality. They allow us to be transported back to some of our favourite memories and remind us of how we felt, what we could see and who we cherished those moments with. Because of this, making the most of your favourite summer snaps is the perfect way to bring the season into your home! Whether it’s photos of a summer holiday by the pool, sunny days picnicking in the park or scenic summer beach scenes – showcasing these photos in your home will instantly transport you back to those moments and will make your home feel that bit more summery. They’re also sure to put a smile on your face each time you see them.
Want more summer decorating ideas? See:Summer living rooms to lift your mood and instil a calm sensibility
4. KEEP IT BRIGHT WITH WHITE
Throughout the summer season, the days are a lot longer and a lot brighter which means we get more natural light. This should be made the most of when it comes to the interior of your home. The trick is to invite as much natural light into the room as possible and using white as a base colour can really help this.
Try to keep walls, furniture and key pieces white or light stone colours and then use wall art and subtle décor items to add a pop of colour. This allows you to embrace the natural brightness and beautiful bold colours of summer – the best of both worlds.
5. ESTABLISH A NAUTICAL THEME
Whenever you picture a summer scene, it’s hard not to think of a beautiful beach, the sun shining and the blue sky and sea. Incorporating this type of theme into your home interiors is a really effective way to bring the summer season into your home. Opt for a bright blue feature wall, blue and white striped wall art and décor or shell themed items to display. This trend will remind you of that quintessential summer activity, a day at the beach, and will instantly brighten your home this sunny season.
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