Thursday July 9, 2020
Summer has officially started and you might feel like a change in your life is needed! Since we’re going on month four (can you believe it?) of quarantine, it’s understandable that you might be getting tired of the same old home decor that has been eyeing you down since March... or longer. You don’t need to make a big investment to make a big impact. Some of the best changes come from making the smallest additions. You already have the perfect Mountain House home, now take it to the next level with these fresh decor ideas to bring summertime vibes into your favorite spaces!
Mix (but match) Woods 🪑
This summer, elevate your living room or dining room by mixing woods. Start by picking the dominating wood tone such as a dining table or coffee table. Then, match your decor to the main piece so the entire room flows together. Add wooden baskets, floating shelves, clocks, and other wooden decor for more warmth and comfort in your summer space.
Plants, Galore! 🌱
Never be afraid of adding more plants. Yes, one plant as a centerpiece is gorgeous, but imagine having three…or five…or ten! Woven basket hanging plants make you feel like you’re immersed in nature and bringing the outside, in!
Support Local Art 🖼
An amazing way to add a one-of-a-kind piece to your home is to buy from local artists. There will be no other piece like it, and it can bring your unique taste into the home. Find local artists by visiting farmers markets, Yelp, Instagram, and art galleries.
Add Pillows 🛋
Pillow shopping is so fun and an easy way to add color, patterns, and textures to your living space. Experiment with soft summer hues like golden yellow and lavender for a pop of color, or choose tans and light blues to balance the room. And never, ever be afraid of too many pillows! Bring pillows outside to brighten the patio and give a whole new aesthetic to your backyard barbecues. Before pillow shopping, take pictures of your living room or bedroom so you can better match colors when designing your dream space. Have fun!
Use Books 📚
Adding books to your home adds classic charm and color, and fills the space that you don’t always know what to do with. Pick up books for under $5 at thrift shops and experiment with stacking novels on your shelves, utilizing coffee table books with strong imagery, and scattering adorable journals throughout your space.
Beach Theme 🌊
Oh, beach theme. You know it, and how could you not love it? The classic beach theme invites blues, whites, and sandy tans into your home to make you feel like you’re at the beach every day. Experiment with wooden-ship wheel wall art, sea shells, blue stained glass, twine, wooden oars, and other nautical designs to bring the ocean to your home!
Whether this is your first time adding new decor to your home or you’re a decor fanatic, we hope you found inspiration to try a new trend this summer. For further inspiration, visit this Pinterest board, this home decor website, or ELLE Decor magazine! Try out these tips, and go beyond by sharing pictures with your friends, getting feedback, or making it a family project. But the most important thing is to love your home and the way the decor makes you feel. Have a great week everyone and happy designing!