Hot Summer Decor Tips

Summer Design Tips from PlushRugs

The 21st of June is the first official day of summer and to welcome it, we are going to take a look at several hot, summer decor trends. These are ideas that will brighten up your home to better reflect the warmth and light associated with this season!  The general rules for summer decor are bright colors, well lit areas, and anything reminiscent of outdoor activity (flowers, sports, camping, etc).

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Lets start with a summer staple: Adirondack Chairs.  The Adirondack chair design has been around for a century and is still going strong. They are hardy and can withstand the elements while also being quite aesthetically pleasing and comfortable. (Especially when you add a pillow to that slight recline.) These are a great addition to any outdoor living space.

Another general guideline for summer decor is simplicity and open areas. Whether you keep your windows open for a fresh breeze or keep the house close up to keep the AC in, air circulation is a big deal during the warmer months of the year. Large, open spaces are great for increased air flow and a simple furniture layout and design scheme will make a space more welcoming and comfortable. You can stash unnecessary furniture out of sight or simply de-clutter the surfaces in your home to have a nice effect.

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Outdoor umbrellas are also peaking this summer.  There are many different varieties to choose from and each can enhance the space differently. Some might be primarily for shade, but the one above provides light. You can plan a space around an umbrella too, sectioning off a small part of your yard for a relaxing hammock or toddlers swimming pool.

Another easy way to infuse your home with summer is to make some simple switches. Swapping out burgundy curtains for a lighter, more pastel tone will brighten the space and allow more light in. You can also swap decor items such as bedding, area rugs, throw blankets, and even wall art to add a touch of summer. And don’t throw out the old stuff; keep it around for when you want to switch back. This will give your home a fresh feeling and dazzle your visitors.

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Flowers and plants are some of the best summer decor pieces. Not only do they display beautiful, bright colors, but they spread wonderful fragrances around your home. You can use them indoors and outdoors and they can be live or cut.

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Wreaths are commonly used in winter decor and decorated with holly or holiday trinkets. But wreaths can also be used in summer decor just as well. Sunflowers and daisies are great for this sort of decor because they have long stems.

Floral patterns and arrangements are great for the Spring and Summer seasons. And if you don’t have a green thumb, they are much easier to maintain. Each of these tips for summer decor are pretty easy to take advantage of. Feel free to share this article with your decor savvy friends.

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