10 Summer Home Makeover Ideas
Whether you are tired of your current interior because you’ve been staying indoors for months now or you are just ready to brighten up your space and let that fun summer energy in, these interior design ideas are for you!
Let’s enjoy the sunny vibes all day long from the comfort of your own home.
Move your furniture around
This one doesn’t require you to buy anything new simply to rethink your space. Moving furniture around can bring a big breath of fresh air to your interior.
Ever wondered how the couch would look like if it was facing the window instead of leaning against it? Give it a try!
Take a look around your space, locate the source of lighting and play with it. Switch your reading chair with your bookshelf, put the TV on the other wall, turn the table around, and see how it feels!
Change your bedding
It’s time to store your big blankets and flannel sheets away and replace them with lighter fabrics. Cotton or linen are great options for summer. Choose them in natural, light colors to bring in more energy to the room. Adding a couple of pillows in different tones is another great trick to prep your room for summer!
Bring summer colors in
Did you know that the Pentone colors of the year 2021 are: ‘Illuminating’ yellow and ‘Ultimate Grey’. These colors are a great way to modernize and brighten up your décor this season.
Or maybe you prefer earth color tones such as terracotta and sand to bring a more soft, warm, and natural style to your home.
What about an all-white look? You know how that style calls for summer!
This is where your personality and preferences can shine. See what you feel most called to and start incorporating that color scheme into your interior.
Whether you are ready to repaint a wall, want to add a removable wallpaper, change some of the fabrics you have around or get a new piece of furniture these colors will bring in summer freshness.
Choose eco-friendly fibers
As we spend more time outdoors, summer brings us closer to nature. And what a better way to honor nature than to make our home more sustainable with eco-friendly fabrics, furniture, and products.
You could start by upgrading your rug. Choose one made from responsibly sourced materials. Jute, hemp, seagrass, banana silk, organic cotton and wool are great eco options. Recycle fibers are also now available.
Eco-friendly materials will participate in making your home feel more natural and cozy.
Let nature in
Another way to let nature in is to make space for plants indoors. We love big-sized plants that are really participating in the entire decor of the room.
You can also add potted herbs to your kitchen. That will be both decorative, useful, and will add a nice smell to the room.
Another creative way is to hang aromatic plants such as eucalyptus on your shower head. When you take a shower, the steam will activate the scent and make your bathroom feel like a spa. Such a nice treat that will make you feel like you are on vacation!
Get lightweight window treatment
Heavy curtains and drapes are great if you want to make your room feel more cozy and warm but with summer coming up you might want to swap those long curtains with more lightweight flowy options.
Layering window treatments is a solution to enjoy both see-through curtains for daytime and blackout blinds for night time.
Update your lightings
Another way to make your home feels brighter is to update your lightings and lampshades. Rattan pendant light shades for example are a hit as they bring a natural look to the room while letting a lot of soft light through. For a more modern and brighter look, think of uncovered lightbulbs.
Update your artwork
A new season is a great time to update the art pieces around the house. This can be done by switching the pictures in the frames already hanging and picking photographs that have a summer look to them. You can also hang different objects that reminds you of traveling.
Switching the artwork, just like moving your furniture around, will give your eyes something new and fresh to look at and bring new energy to the room.
Change your table setting
Placing fresh bright flowers at the center of your dining table will already make a huge difference. You can also get a new set of dishes with a pop of colors as well as new washable napkins with summer patterns on them.
Make your front door more welcoming
Last but not least, take a look at your front door. Summer is usually a time where we host more dinner parties, so make sure to welcome your guests starting at the front door!
Get a new welcome mat, add potted fresh flowers by the entrance, hang a summer wreath. And of course, this isn’t just for your guests! You will surely be enjoying it every day, too!