Summertime Inspiration for Your Interior

Summertime Inspiration for Your Interior

Summertime Inspiration for Your Interior

It’s no secret that I love summertime.  There is something so casual and freeing about warm days, watermelon, and lounging by the pool.  This season reminds me that it’s okay to be a kid again.

It seems cruel to keep this season barricaded to the outside when it’s so easy to bring that light, airy feeling inside.  So that brings me to an important question: Is your interior reflecting the casual and free feeling that summertime brings?

If not, no worries.  I have several quick, easy, and inexpensive tips to remedy that very quickly.

Incorporate Light Colors/Bring the Outside In

 

Nothing says summertime like light colors.  Think bright white, shades of blue and purple, soft pastels, yellow… the list goes on and on.  For inspiration, just look at the flowers blooming outside you window and incorporate that natural beauty into your space in the form of pillows, blankets, pictures, accessories, etc.

 

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Throw Pillows, Throw Pillows, Throw Pillows

 

Throw pillows are one of the easiest (and cheapest) ways to change up your interior.  With a neutral sofa (think soft grey) you can get away with almost anything.  So why not try some fun, summery pillows?  You’ll be so happy you did.

www.jossandmain.com Astrid Pillow

www.jossandmain.com Astrid Pillow

 

www.jossandmain.com Ilana Pillow

www.jossandmain.com Ilana Pillow

 

www.jossandmain.com Jasper Pillow

www.jossandmain.com Jasper Pillow

 

Add Floral and Citrusy Scents

 

Scent is such a powerful sense.  It can bring back memories, evoke hunger, spur on a certain mood… Incorporate soft, floral and citrusy scents into your space in the summertime and you are certain to bring a touch of the outdoors inside.

www.thymes.com TUPELO LEMONGRASS CANDLE

www.thymes.com TUPELO LEMONGRASS CANDLE

 

www.illumecandles.com NEROLI PETALS CHROMA TIN

www.illumecandles.com NEROLI PETALS CHROMA TIN

 

www.uncommongoods.com

www.uncommongoods.com

 

Incorporate Organic Elements & Textures

 

Fabrics like linen and textures like seagrass automatically exude summer.  They feel light and fresh, so why not incorporate them into your summertime interior design scheme?

www.overstock.com Safavieh Casual Handwoven Sisal Natural / Beige Seagrass Area Rug

www.overstock.com Safavieh Casual Handwoven Sisal Natural / Beige Seagrass Area Rug

 

www.lampsplus.com Woven Seagrass and Burlap Table Lamp

www.lampsplus.com Woven Seagrass and Burlap Table Lamp

 

www.westelm.com Stripe Linen Throw

www.westelm.com Stripe Linen Throw

 

Bring in Plants and Fresh Cut Flowers

 

Plants and fresh cut flowers are a great way to bring the outdoors inside year round.  However, the variety available during the summer months is much greater (and usually brighter).  Enjoy all kinds of plants and fresh cut flowers to cheer up your space and bring in some fresh oxygen.

 

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Well there you have it!  My quick, easy, and inexpensive tips on how to bring summertime into your interior.  What do you think?  Will you utilize these tips?  I would love to hear from you.

For interior design inquiries, please email us at minhnuyet@minhnuyethardy.com

I hope you have a fantastic summer!

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