Summer Home Decor Trends to Try This Year

Ready to dine outdoors and lounge on a bright patio? With the summer heat rapidly approaching, everyone wants to know how to decorate their home for the summer season. With these summer home decor ideas, you’ll be ready for anything!

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Summer Home Decor Trends

Say hello to new summer decor with DIY touches, colorful accents, Farmhouse style inspiration, and must-have looks. Decorate with beautiful tablescapes full of natural textures and colors. These simple home improvements will have your home ready for summer entertaining in no time.

Check out these fresh and trendy summer home decor ideas to add a bit of fun to your home!

1. Cottagecore

Not just for your wardrobe, this vintage style has spread to your home decor as well! It’s more than your Grandma’s living room- think romantic shades of blush, flowing sheer curtains, thick shag carpets, and a timeless feel. This trend feels homey and welcoming, something we all want more of in our lives.

Bohemian vintage florals papered on bedroom walls feel fresh paired with more modern accents, like a sleek acrylic coffee table. Feel free to mix and match styles to your liking; it is your home, after all!

Mid-Century Modern Summer Home Decor

Are you a fan of 1960’s flair? Well, you’re in luck- Mad Men’s home decorating style is back in full force! This quirky and recognizable decor style is everywhere this summer. Characterized by clean lines, sloping curves, and iconic pin legs, mid-century style furniture will add an air of sophistication to your home.

This West Elm globe light will add a perfect vintage glow to your space, whether in the bedroom or office. Anchor the space with a shag rug or a block-print pillow as well.

3. Pops of Color

What better way to ring in the summer than with a pop of sunny yellow? Pantone’s 2021 Color of the Year happens to be a bright yellow shade called “illuminating.” This gorgeous hue will surely remind you of warm beach days and rays of sunshine, lending light to your interior design.

There are many ways to add this color to your home decor, in the form of a new throw pillow, prints, or even a vivid accent wall. This color would be fun to include in wall decor in the kitchen- reminiscent of the classic yellow lemon. The possibilities are truly endless!

4. Summer Home Decor Earth Tones

Not a fan of vivid brights? Then try out this season’s other hot shades, like buttery sage green, calming icy blue, or a touch of pale pink. Reminiscent of natural hues, these colors will lend a sense of calm to your home and make it easy to flow between your indoor and outdoor spaces, which is a must in the summertime.

Also, add natural textures to your bedroom with touches of jute, reclaimed wood, or a soft linen duvet cover. Place a bowl of fresh citrus fruit (oranges are great!) on your kitchen counter for a touch of freshness. Greenery in the form of live plants draped on a shelf or a floral bouquet on your bedside table will surely bring some life inside as well!

4. Coastal Touches to Your Summer Home Decor

Nautical nods are always fun for the summer months! Think shades of white and blue, knotted rope accents, sea glass touches, even seashells make great additions to your living room. Shiplap walls painted white, or cream are fun as well. Maybe even add a real piece of coral to make your coffee table books pop!

No need to go overboard with an anchor motif to make any home feel like a waterside beach house; just a few touches are all you need. Also, a nod to shells can be found in many home decor pieces, like in vintage mirrors. The world is your oyster!

5. Summer Home Decor in the Great Outdoors

If you’re looking to add more to your outdoor space, look into adding a pool. Perfect for the summer heat, an above-ground or in-ground pool will add hours of enjoyment to your and your kids’ summer. If a pool isn’t in your immediate future, a fun blow-up pool may be just what you need! With a funky pattern and pretty colors combined with a low cost and room enough even for adults, you can’t go wrong.

Bring your interior decor outside with some chic patio furniture and a new outdoor rug in thick jute or cotton. Comfy couches with bright throw pillows make an excellent place to enjoy your morning coffee or a good book. Also, feel free to dine al fresco! You can even bring your gauzy, sheer curtains outside and drape them around your pergola or deck roofing for some trendy sun protection and added privacy.

If you don’t have a dedicated bar space yet, check out this chic bar cart from World Market! With gold and marble features, this cart will make whipping up summer cocktails fashionable and easy too. It even has wheels! You can move your bar cart from indoor to outdoor parties with incredible ease, making bartending anywhere a breeze. And because it’s also a beautiful piece, you can style it with flowers or artwork to leave up all season long.

Have you upgraded your home decor for summer? Do you have any favorite summer home decor trends for this year? Let your friends and family know on FamilyApp!

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