7 Refreshing Summer Home Decor Tips & Ideas

 

Need to add some freshness to your home this summer? With these easy breezy summer home décor ideas, you can transform any living space into a summertime residence. The warm summer days and breezy nights are a perfect time to add cool tones and exotic décor to your living space. Save the dark colors and clutter for the colder months and keep it simple and bright this summer with these 7 décor ideas.

  1. Add color to your life

Warm and dark hues add a cozy feel to your home during winter. But the warm summer season asks for cooler tones in your life. Add an off-white slipcover to your furniture and decorate with colorful pillows for added brightness. Remove dark drapery and replace with sheer curtains to let the sunshine brighten up your place. You can also consider painting your walls in pastels or painting an accent wall in a bright, yet understated color. Bright colors are great for summer, but balance is key to avoid tackiness and adding too much confusion to your dwelling.

  1. Keep it simple

Since you’ll probably have a lot on your hands this summer season, it’s a good idea to simplify your home for easy maintenance. Remove heavy rugs, small decoration, and unnecessary items. The goal is to remove clutter and create more space for a simpler life. Minimalism is in at the moment, and people are decorating their homes with as little as possible and putting practicality above aesthetics. But do keep in mind, just because it’s practical, doesn’t mean it’s not beautiful. Take for instance sunburst windows that are one of the most popular summer décor ideas but with a purpose.

  1. Adding life to your living spaces

Since your home will be comfortably warm this summer, it’s the ideal time to add more plants to your living rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, or just about anywhere. Herbs like basil and rosemary are easy to grow, and you get to enjoy them all summer long in your meals and as a kitchen décor. Succulents in bathrooms are also a popular choice, and most people appreciate them for their low maintenance. But if you don’t have the time or the will to take care of houseplants, then dried flower arrangements and faux succulents may be a better option.

  1. Greens on your balcony

And when already speaking about plants and herbs, if you find it convenient, consider making a small home garden. If you live in an apartment complex, you can grow flowers, plants, and herbs on your balcony and enjoy your home jungle all summer long. There are many incredible DIY herb gardens you can find online for inspiration. Vertical herb gardens are a great option for small living spaces as are indoor herb gardens that you can place near windows. Other than being lively and beautiful as a summer décor, adding these herbs t  o your meals is scientifically proven to promote good health.

  1. Boho décor

Adding a touch of bohemian to your home this summer will serve as a reminder of what summer is all about: being a free spirit and enjoying life to the fullest. Boho also never gets out of style, and if you’re not a bohemian spirit yourself, you don’t have to go overboard with boho décor. A small kilim rug under the coffee table, accent pillows, paper lanterns, and plenty of oriental prints on your walls. This kind of décor will give your home a laid-back feel for you to enjoy this summer season to the fullest.

  1. Face the great outdoors

If you have a pretty view from your living room window, then summer is an ideal time to enjoy this view you have to the fullest. Turn your sofa and accompanying furniture so they face the windows and you’ll already be creating a summer feel. During winter, we usually like to retreat into our cozy homes and look at what’s outside from a distance. But summer is when you can’t get enough of the lovely weather outside. Don’t let all that sunshine pass you buy, and make sure you enjoy the view from your home all summer long.

  1. Mix old with the new

Of course, if you’re looking to just decorate your home just for the summer, there’s no point in going out of your way to find new décor items and furniture pieces. Instead, work with what you have. Mixing old vintage items with modern ones takes a bit of practice and time until you achieve a perfectly balanced aesthetics. But essentially, anyone can do it. If you have an old piece of furniture, decorate it with brightly colored vases, lamps, or fabrics to suit the summer season.

Conclusion

Summer is the season we open ourselves to new experiences and our homes for the world outside So let sunlight in, freshen up your home with inviting colors and decorate with items that give off a summery vibe. Consider these easy tips when decorating your home and you’re good to go.

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DIY Cinder Block Garden for Small Yards

Isn’t it always that you get your house just how you want it and then you move?  I literally just redid my backyard last summer.  This was supposed to be my first full gardening season with the garden.  Of course though, we will be moving in the middle of the season.

I started making my garden by removing the grass in the area of the rock garden and cinder block garden.

In only the rock section, I laid out some weed block.  In the cinder block garden, I wanted the roots to be able to go low into the ground.

I had just completed landscaping my front yard when I started this project so I used all of the rocks I took out of the front yard for this project.

To finish off the rock garden, I added a nice bench with some stepping stones and a few raspberry plants.  I decided to dig some pots into the ground for the raspberry plants.

And now for why you are here:  The Cinder Block Garden!

I measured and planned exactly how I wanted the garden to look prior to buying the blocks.  I actually used legos to see exactly how many blocks I would need.  The graph paper just wasn’t doing it for me 😉

I decided to add a few stepping stones to make sections so I could reach all across.  There are just two square stones in each section.  They just have a design that makes them look like four.

The last touch I added was some white little rocks along the outside border of the garden just to make it look extra cute.

I’d call my first year of gardening a success!  I got a fair amount of strawberries and raspberries and a ton of basil, tomatoes, and zucchini.  I didn’t have any luck with green beans or broccoli but I will try again!

2017 Garden Plan

Hello everyone!  It’s about gardening time again!  I made this plan last year for the 2017 gardening season and of course I’m moving right in the middle of it.  So, I’m going to skip the onion this year and do as much as I can before we have to move.  I think I’m going to use a lot of pots instead.  Either way, I hope you enjoy the cinder block garden plot. 🙂