Summer is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to enjoy beach bonfires, water balloon fights, and days filled with sunshine. Just as our schedules are often changing with each passing month, so are seasonal home trends. Luckily, there are tons of simple ways to embrace the upbeat summer style this year — especially in your kitchen.
- Bring the outdoors in with flowers and greenery.
Simply incorporating flowers, plants, or greenery into the kitchen will add a touch of summer style to your home. A colorful vase of daisies on your kitchen island, potted herbs on your windowsill, or an indoor tree in an empty corner will go a long way.
Feel free to get creative with how you display your plants this summer. Try decorating old pots with nautical roping or topping soil with colorful river rocks. For lovely summer centerpieces that don’t require much upkeep, add succulents and moss to a glass jar, or fill a clear vase with sand and seashells.
- Repaint your kitchen with summer-inspired color.
If you want to fully commit to the summer style, consider repainting your kitchen walls with a light and airy color. Not only will a fresh coat of paint illuminate the space, but it will also provide a clean canvas for further decorating. Repainting smaller detailing such as wooden trim or a pantry door is also a great way to incorporate fun, summer-inspired paint colors without drastically changing your kitchen’s style. While you’re at it, swap out old kitchen knobs for new finishes that will highlight your freshly painted walls, and install a complimentary tile backsplash.
- Incorporate artwork and textures that celebrates the best of the season.
If your kitchen lacks art, or your artwork is mundane and unsuitable for the lively summer season, consider integrating some adventurous pieces to your kitchen. Colorful coastal scenes, seashell sketches, and tasteful nautical drafts are easy to find and fun to play with. Natural textures for the kitchen include sisal or jute area rugs, woven seagrass baskets, linen window treatments, and burlap table runners.
- Add pattern with classic summer prints.
Nothing says summer like a whimsical starfish tablecloth or a palm tree dishtowel. Beach prints are a playful way to decorate for summer and are easy to incorporate in the kitchen. If you prefer a more traditional print, stripes are a simple and classic option that is easy to find and always in style. Blue and white stripes are an emblem of summer and perfect for any kitchen, especially if you have white kitchen cabinet finishes. Just make sure to stick to one print and pick colors that complement the overall theme.
- Liven up a dark or monotone kitchen with bright pops of color.
If prints are a bit too overwhelming for your space, consider adding some bright pops of color. Solid hues complement more kitchen cabinet finishes, so you won’t have to worry about prints clashing with existing materials. Adding a few turquoise or coral placemats to your kitchen island is a great way to bring the season into your home without completely redecorating. Bright blues, pinks and yellows are all great options for adding bold accents while still maintaining a subtle atmosphere.
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