In this guest post, writer, researcher, and interior enthusiast Nafeesah Allen shares how to easily style your space for the warmer days ahead.
Summer is the perfect time to switch up your interior decor to match the sunny and cheerful weather outside. Whether you decide to add a pop of color to your living room, or freshen up your dining table, there are plenty of ways to bring the spirit of summer inside your space. Below, we share four simple tips to style your indoor space for the warm weather season ahead.
1. Switch to Color-Forward Accents
One of the best ways to bring summer energy into your home is by incorporating vibrant accent fabrics such as bright, colorful throw pillows. Adding in floral patterns is also a great way to bring that summer garden feel indoors.
Ditch your heavier, winter blankets and switch to vibrant throws like the Tangerine Fringed Throw, the Honey Lambswool Throw, or the Shelburne Cotton Coverlet. A colorful area rug can also bring summer lightness into a space. The Jute + Chenille Rug is a great way to add a touch of neutral texture to any room.
2. Opt For Playful Prints to Brighten Your Walls
We love to bring the joy of summer indoors by choosing summer-themed wall prints and decor that channel a playful spirit. Colorful images such as the Columbia Cargo Print and Lawn Chairs Print give off a nautical feel that is reminiscent of the beach on a hot summer day. Add these works of art to your living room, bedroom, or entryway to create a sense of depth.
If you want to go brighter, create an accent wall that won’t be forgotten. Take a bland white or gray wall from winter chill to the center of a blooming summer field with the Alpine Garden Wallpaper.
3. Set a Vibrant Summer Table
Getting together with friends and family is a highlight of sunny summer weather, and setting a dining table to match the temperature outside is an ideal way to usher in that summer feeling.
A great way to achieve a bright and cheerful summer table is by swapping out boring black and steel colored cookware with red enamel-coated bakeware or bright yellow stove top "stackables", like the Kobenstyle saucepan, casserole dish, and butter warmer.
Don’t forget linen tablecloths and napkins in bright colors to bring fresh energy to your table and make light work of cleaning up after a crowd.
4. Don’t Forget the Details
Summer is a great time to give your kitchen cabinets a well-deserved refresh by switching out old our outdated knobs and pulls.
Replace silver or nickel-colored hardware with warmer colors like satin brass knobs, and natural brass pulls. From hinges to handles, cabinet fixtures are details that get noticed, and you'll be glad you switched them out when you see them catching the light in a beautifully sun-soaked kitchen.
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