Hot temperatures aren’t the only thing that summer brings: Hot décor trends arrive, too! It’s easy to incorporate trendy home design styles and colors. And don’t think that the interior of your home is the only place to get creative: Your patio and backyard are fair game, too. Read on to learn more about great ideas you can use right away!
Keep It Natural
Natural materials and designs are really popular this summer, and there’s such a wide variety of ways in which to work them into your seasonal home décor style that it’s really one of these trends that will work for everyone. Think iron, brick, steel, brass, wood, stone, and even cement. If you’re going with a big design redo, you can go big, with flooring, countertop, and ceiling designs. Indoor ponds, fountains, and other water fixtures are also increasing in popularity and can vary from traditional birdbath designs to modern waterfalls and low-key fish ponds. Smaller projects that require less time and money can include redoing a wall with reclaimed wood, installing a metal railing or bannister for an interior staircase, or choosing a wrought iron and glass patio set. You might want to consider installing or redoing a backyard path in slate, brick, or wood; boost your garden by raising it behind a stone retaining wall.
By the Sea
Along that same line of thinking, seaside décor styles are perennial. A beachy look is one of my favorites! Lighting, flooring, upholstery, and window treatments in summery shades of blue, sand, white, pink, and yellow can instantly transform a room. If you’re not up for repainting a whole room, consider changing your curtains or repainting just the mantel for a new look. Sea-themed throw pillows can update a room with minimal investment. Pull up your room’s carpeting, and if you have hardwood floors underneath, you can instantly enjoy a natural wood floor that’s reminiscent of a seaside cottage look. Beach-themed patio furniture cushions can help you carry that look through your home and into your backyard. I especially like adding grasses outdoors, such as along fences and walkways or potted and placed along decking.
Color to the Max
This summer, bright and intense colors are key components of many interior design looks. Used judiciously, color can transform a room. Greens, browns, reds, and blues are common favorites that we return to again and again. Go dramatic and paint a whole room clover green, or make the back of a built-in bookcase pop with a coat of cranberry red that’s softened by white shelves and trim. Or get really creative and paint trim onto your hardwood floor. If you’d like to incorporate color but maybe not quite so much, you can use accessories. For example, repaint your coffee table; install colored blinds or shades; or splurge on a new floor lamp with a colorful shade. These days, you can even refresh your tired-looking wooden deck or concrete patio with colored and tinted restoration and staining products that just roll right on.