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7 Best Home Decoration Ideas for Summer

With the warm summer weather comes a whole different vibe. We are generally more laid back and up for some festivities.

How can your home reflect this summertime feeling as well? With just a little extra effort, you can keep your home decor in season. 

Keep reading for seven of the best home decoration ideas for summer.

1. Create a Citrus Display

Nothing says summer more than fruit. During the heat of the summer months, some of the juiciest fruits ripen and can be enjoyed.

One of the most notorious fruits that scream “summer” are our beloved citrus fruits. Lemonade anyone?

Lemons, limes, oranges, clementines, and grapefruits are not only delicious but can be used to add some sunny decor to your home.

There are several ways to display citrus fruits that are aesthetically pleasing.

Check out this Pinterest board for some great inspiration. 

2. Keep It Breezy

When the sun is out, our living spaces can start to get a little toasty. The last thing we want around are heavy fabrics and dark spaces. The lighter and airier the better. 

That’s why one of the easiest ways to have your home feeling summery is to swap out your linens, drapes, throw pillows, and even artwork for something a little on the breezier side.

Instead of your heavy comforters and sheets, opt for some white or cream linen sheets and bedding.

Get those thick, insulating drapes off the windows and replace them with some sheer panels instead. When at all possible, open the windows and let the summer breeze flow through the home.

3. Floral Everything

Summertime is also a time when many of the flowers are in full bloom. That’s why an easy trick to incorporate the summer theme in your home is to put fresh flowers everywhere.

You can add fresh flowers to the entryway table to greet guests as they walk in and flowers with delicate fresh flowers on bedside tables to fall asleep to their sweet aroma.

Floral prints can also help throw off the summertime vibe. You can choose some floral throw pillows, rugs, and artwork to add to the mix. 

4. Tropical Plants or Prints

If flowers aren’t your thing, consider going all green. Tropical plants always provide a sunny disposition to the room they reside in.

Although some tropical plants may be difficult to maintain indoors, there are many that make the perfect houseplant but still provide plenty of vibrant green pizzazz. 

Don’t want the responsibility of caring for living things? That’s ok. You can cheat and buy things with tropical prints for nearly the same effect. 

These can be throw pillows, actual prints to hang on your wall, or pieces of furniture. As long as the prints include some big leafy greens, you’re good to go!

5. She Sells Seashells

Beach trips are a vital part of anyone’s summer season. Many homes become riddled with souvenirs from these excursions.

Seashells, driftwood, beach glass, sand dollars and even jars of sand will find their way into our homes during the summer months. You can expedite this effect by placing these items around your home preemptively.

Seashells can be used to decorate just about any home item including mirrors, vases, and picture frames. 

Driftwood’s serene aura can add much to a room simply by hanging small logs on a wall or displaying an entire log in your living room.

6. Natural Fibers

To truly emulate a feeling of being connected with nature as summer is so famously perfect for, the best additions to your decor should be made from natural fibers or materials.

Find ways to incorporate woven baskets as storage but also on display. If wanting to spruce up a dark lighting effect, install a straw woven pendant light fixture.

When choosing new furniture, go for those made from rattan or teak.  

You can even transform your backyard with wooden accents. Nue Glow shares many wooden fence ideas that can help transform your backyard into a summertime oasis. 

7. Update Your Vignette

Lastly, your table setting, or vignette, can transform your dining room into a refreshing, summary dining experience. 

It can also turn any side table, corner shelf, or buffet into a crucial part of your decor.

What exactly is a “vignette”?

When speaking about decor, a vignette is an especially curated set of items that when placed together in an artistic way add style and personality to a room.

To add a vignette to any flat surface in your home, simply collect a group of beautiful items that embody summer to you and display them pleasantly on this chosen flat surface. 


These seven summer decor ideas are a great way to welcome summer into your home and kick off the season with a bang!

Eleena Wills
Eleena Wills
Hi, I’m Eleena Wills. Being a writer and blogger, I strive to provide informative and valuable articles to people. With quality, constructive, and well-researched articles, one can make informed choices. I cover a wide range of topics, from home improvement to hair styling and automotive.


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