5 Effortless Summer Decor Ideas In 2021
Especially after the tough year that we had, summer is the perfect time to give your home a much-needed facelift. Whether you’re entertaining guests or simply re-energizing your space, here are five summer decor ideas that invigorate your living space.
- Plants and greenery
It’s a known fact that plants and greenery infuse a sense of calmness and tranquility in our lives. That’s why it’s one of the easiest ways to bring the outdoors into your home.
Succulents, in particular, are great for sprucing up your living space. Besides being small and cute, they are also effortless to maintain and require very little attention. But if you lead a busy life, you can also opt for fake plants of varying sizes.
One thing that not many people consider is the planters. Neutral, earth-toned materials can give your plants a revitalized vibe that gives your living room a breath of life. Try to avoid plastic planters or containers as much as possible since they typically look too shiny and unnatural.
Consider this concrete Moai planter and statue set for an extra bit of bohemian chic. Besides that, these geometric planters, tilted concrete pots, and a big 5” dodecahedron pot from Green Begonia are perfect for a more contemporary and modern aesthetic.
Have you ever noticed that groups of three look prettier than just one? For example, a cluster of odd-numbered planters looks more organic than a straight line of pots – a valuable tip if you want to create a natural, green space for your home.
- Bring the scent of nature into your home
The art of infusing life into your home isn’t just about seeing and feeling the things in front of you. Without the right smells in your home, you’re depriving yourself of getting a complete sensory experience.
So why not transform your living space into the summer vacation of your dreams by choosing the right summer scents?
This Persian citrus scent by Trove and Co is great for summer as it teleports you to a sunny orchard with the refreshing notes of pomegranate and citrus tree. Alongside the subtle undertones of wild thyme, it is a therapeutic but invigorating scent to use in your home. The ambiance soy candle also has the quintessential summer scent of oranges and grapefruit.
If you’re missing the great outdoors, Sara’s Soaps and Candles have a fantastic Canadian collection with scents reminiscent of Canadian landscapes. Ranging from the warm, woody fragrance of Ontario Woods to the crisp, light scent of the BC Mountains, you can catch a whiff of your favorite Canadian destinations from the comforts of your own home.
- Brighten up your walls with outdoor-themed wall art
When repainting the wall is not an option, add a pop of color to your empty or dull-colored walls with some statement art pieces!
A simple painting with loads of color can quickly brighten up your room. Not only can they become the focal point of your room, but they can also quickly convey positive emotions and change the mood of your room.
If you want to transform your room into a tropical paradise, all you need is this colorful parrot and boat print by Nabeela Rumi. You can also put this vibrant lotus pond piece in a particularly dull room to lighten up the mood.
If you’re thinking of making your room into a calming space, opt for relaxing artwork, like this peach and gray flower pots and inspirational pieces like May the Flowers Remind and Inhale Exhale. Paired with a relaxing lavender scent, you can revamp your space into a more tranquil and peaceful one.
For a more modern twist, try using this botanical eucalyptus abstract print set as the centerpiece of your room. These nature-themed wall decals also stand out from a dull-colored wall to give your room a sense of adventure and nature.
- Don’t underestimate the power of wood
Many people think incorporating wood into your home design means switching out your furniture for natural elements and installing a wooden floor.
But that doesn’t have to be your only choice – you can also start by replacing small items around your house. For example, you can use bamboo toothbrushes and hairbrushes instead of store-bought plastic ones to start going green. Not only do they give your bathroom a more natural feel, but they are also more sustainable for the earth.
You can also start going green with eco-friendly kitchen utensils like these wooden salad servers and small bamboo bowls. If you’re up for it, zhuzh up your living space and fill these bowls with citrus or fruits for a splash of color.
The Good Goddess coconut bowls can also help impress your dinner guests with a sophisticated tropical twist. Not to mention, you’ll be supporting the hardworking coconut farmers and artisans who are responsible for this beautiful tableware.
- Create a cohesive color palette for your living space
Although the summer color palette typically consists of tangerines and yellows, we are big fans of neutrals with just the right amount of color.
When done right, neutral colors set a natural tone for your room and give you pretty much all the leeway you need to reimagine your living space. For example, you can mix up these neutral birch tree pillows with these red owl ones to put on your couch for the little splash of color that invigorates your room.
If you’re not a fan of bright summer colors, you can also use these pastel pillowcases to give your bedroom a soft color palette without overwhelming yourself. For a more adventurous home makeover project, use these LED neon signs to transform your living space into an indoor party pad.
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