Summer is just around the corner and you can welcome the warmer weather with a new look for your home that brightens things up. There are many ways to freshen up your home for summer and many options are very affordable. From simple to elegant, these affordable decorating ideas for the summer are both easy to do and fun for the whole family.
Plants can work in most bedroom decorating schemes and are the perfect way to add a fresh look to your home. Bring in some flowers from the outdoors to use in the bedroom or kitchen. For traditional bedrooms try a single vase of freshly cut hydrangeas. For the kitchen use fresh cut pansies or putted herbs. For planters use summer like colors or themes like bright yellows, striped patterns or clear glass.
Speaking of the bedroom adding the feel of summer can be as simple as changing up the bedspread. If you’ve been using a bulky bedspread for the chilly winter nights replace it with something lighter., such as a lightweight, brightly colored blanket or quilt.
During the summer months it’s time to let the light shine in. If you have heavy drapes remove them and let the windows show. Allowing the light to come in will brighten the home and help blur the interior and outside. You can use lighter drapes or make your own curtains from fabric you can find at the craft store. Sheer curtains are the most popular choice for most windows. For rooms with smaller windows that have little natural light think about frosted glass designs you can place inside the windows to leak the light in.
Creating the perfect outdoor oasis is essential for summer living. If you don’t have a porch or patio there are still ways you can transform the outdoors into the perfect lounging and entertaining area for you and friends or family. Whatever space you have to work with make it as homey and comfortable as possible. Avoid large, spread out situations that discourage gathering. Instead opt for outdoor furniture that encourages a cozy gathering. Longer wicker furniture can be accented with colorful throw pillows.
At Treasured Spaces we are here to help with your decorating needs no matter what time of the year. As summer approaches you can count on our experts to guide you in the right direction to make sure your home looks its best for the warmer months. For more decorating ideas and tips follow our Pinterest boards.