The days are getting longer and the sun is shining a little bit brighter. You know what that means. It’s summer! With temperatures rising outside, it’s tempting to want to bask in the cool AC of the kitchen and enjoy a refreshing glass of freshly squeezed lemonade.
If summer is your favorite season, why not bring a bit of summer style inside your home? Maybe it’s a simple switch of decor or a project to check off your home renovation checklist — either way, what are you waiting for? Pull up a stool at the kitchen island, pour yourself that ice-cold glass of lemonade, and read on for ideas and inspiration!
Pick A Pattern
From a gorgeous Greek key shower curtain to tropical nature motifs on throw pillows and bedding, summer is all about fun patterns and vibrant colors. Tye dye is trending again this year, as well as eclectic ikat and shibori dyed fabrics. Other on point summer patterns include thick rugby stripes, thin ticking stripes, gingham, ombre, chevron, and classic paisley.
Pattern isn’t just reserved for fabric window treatments, bedding, shower curtains, upholstery, and table linens. Install a summer-inspired backsplash in the kitchen or bath, such as this dove gray arabesque mosaic tile, or this Carrara marble tile in a herringbone pattern, with swirls of soft white and gray. Swap out your plain dishes for a fun summer print. Or find a patterned area rug for your TV room that suits your casual summer style.
Borrow From Mother Nature
Natural elements allow you to bring a bit of the outdoors into the home. It could be as simple as a jar of freshly cut summer flowers or a potted tropical houseplant. But if you want to check a few items off your home renovation checklist, consider a natural stone countertop for the kitchen island, like granite or quartzite, or porcelain tile flooring that makes cleaning up summer drips and drops a breeze.
Other ways to add earthy elements in the home include natural fiber area rugs (sisal, jute, seagrass), natural fiber table linens (burlap, cotton, bamboo), woven baskets, rattan accents, found objects like seashells and driftwood, succulent arrangements, handmade pottery, wood furniture in a distressed finish, white Shaker cabinetry for the home, and soy or beeswax aromatherapy candles in a summery scent.
Stick With Summery Color
Certain colors epitomize the summer season. Take Naval, the 2020 Sherwin-Williams color of the year, for example. This nautical dark blue pairs beautifully with crisp white Shaker cabinetry, and suits a summery coastal theme. Other lovely choices that embody summer style include watery shades of aqua and teal, sky blue, sandy beige, light gray, coral pink, sunny yellow, lime green, and creamy orange.
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