It’s time to chase the winter blues away and usher in the summer. Summer means so many things for everyone in the home. For mom and dad, it’s the time to get together and plan barbecues, trips, and other fun summer activities. For the kids, it means school is out, so more time for play and whatnots. With more time to spend with family at home, summer is a great time to redecorate the home.
It’s time to stow away the Yuletide décor (if you haven’t already) and bust out the colorful trimmings that you can only get away with at this time of year. With these valuable tips, you can transform your cozy home into the perfect summer getaway. Get ready to whip out the piña colada and put the Beach Boys on repeat with these family-friendly summer decorating tips!
Throw in A Little Color
Admittedly, the simplest thing to do in the list; invest in a colorful throw pillow. Adding in a colorful throw pillow against a sea of neutral colors gives your house an instant summer vibe. Think of bright summer colors such as shades of yellow, blue, and green. A big plus if you can throw in a quirky throw pillow in the mix. The color palette depends entirely on you. Go for blues if you want some ocean vibes or yellows to bring in some sun to your living room. The possibilities are endless; it’s simple, affordable, and easy to put together.
Keep it Boxed Up
With the kids staying at home more during the summer, you will need additional storage for all the clutter. Decorate your house and get extra storage with colorful decorative boxes. You won’t have to worry about these boxes being a sight for sore eyes; they can easily blend in as part of your summer décor. You can also opt to go for an ottoman which doubles as storage. Think hitting two birds with one stone–you get additional seating space, plus more storage for the price.
Light it Up
What better way to bring in some light than to install additional lighting in your home? Make it bright as summer all year long with different lighting fixtures. If you have small kids or pets around, invest in an in-wall or ceiling lighting instead of floor lamps. This type of lighting keeps accidents at bay. Science agrees that good lighting improves mood and productivity, so installing good lighting not only gives your home the summer vibes, but the benefits it gives are more than meets the eye.
Grab a Bench
Crank up the summer vibes in your dining room during the summer by replacing your boring old chairs with a fun bench. A bench brings some serious summer picnic vibes to your home. If this is too much work to do indoors, then you might set up a picnic table outdoors. A bench is also great for when you have guests over. Time to plan that summer barbeque!
If you want summer vibes all year long, think of remodeling with patterned tiles. Tiles with fun patterns instantly turn a room into a cozy summer paradise. You can install patterned tiles anywhere in the house, in the living room to welcome guests, or in the kitchen for some summer vibes while you whip up the days’ meals. If you want to try your hand at patterned tiles but don’t want to remodel the whole house, consider building a small “summer nook.” Think patterned tiles with the perfect summer decoration of throw pillows and a cozy chair or hammock.
Put up a Hammock
Summer days are for lounging around, but if you work a full-time job or manage a household, lounging seems like a luxury out of reach. Try installing a hammock on your porch or even indoors and experience summer lounging right at your own home. Even if you only have minutes to spare in your day, lounging in a hammock (drinks not required) will make you feel you are already in a summer paradise.
With the kids at home, there is more family time to spend together. Take advantage of this time and whip up a family artwork. You don’t need to have the skills of a master painter. The important thing is the memories you build with your family. After you’ve finished your family masterpiece, frame it and hang it up. You get an instant décor which you can fondly look back on in the years to come.
This summer, make it your goal to upgrade your house in the best styles that will last you for many summers to come. Don’t be afraid to try new ideas and innovate with the existing décor you already have in your home. If you’re looking to update your home’s interior this summer, you can check Home of Cozy for decorating and furniture ideas. With the right décor, you can turn your home into a summer paradise all year long.