Summer has arrived in the desert Southwest! or at least it feels like it. In no time the air will be buzzing with cicadas and we’ll be counting down the days for when the kids head back to school. With the bright sunshine comes that irrepressible feeling of wanting summer decor to brighten things up around your home. Here are five simple and budget friendly ways to make it feel more like summer in your home.
First off, fresh paint.
There is almost nothing that fresh paint can’t fix. Dedicate an accent wall in your home, maybe in the dining room, some place where come wintertime, you can easily change it again. Since it’s summertime, be daring. Go for hues that make you happy and that you can coordinate easily with your dining space
Add a new centerpiece to your dining room table.
Whether casual or formal, capture summer easily with pieces that combine natural elements and beautiful accessories, like fresh lemons in a wooden bowl. A centerpiece gives you the opportunity to sneak in rich color without a huge commitment of time or money.
Crisp white can make any room feel light and airy, something we all associate with summertime. All white bedding, a white plate display, or white seat cushions are all simple and inexpensive ways to bring summer into your home.
Bring your summer vacation home with you.
Just as you might display certain pictures only during the holidays, you can do the same during summertime. Blow up your favorite family photo from your favorite summer family vacation. Add seashells your children found on the beach to a candlescape. Or, frame a map of an area you visited. Whether it was the Bahamas or Disney World, it promises to your family joy each summer.
Change out your decorative pillows.
Decorative pillows are another simple way to bring summer into your home on a dime. Venture into your local Homegoods to find decorative pillows for indoors and out in every size, shape, color, and pattern imaginable. Nautical stripes, pink peonies, crisp whites, red chevron, and the list goes on.
Whichever you choose to do this summer, make it fun. Because what’s summer without a little bit of fun?