We look forward to summer every year. With the warm weather and the long, sunny days, we can’t get enough of our favorite season. And, while it’s good to get out for some fun in the sun during these warmer months, you probably want to bring some of that summer warmth inside, too, right? With the right palette and décor, you can turn your apartment into your summertime haven. Follow these fun tips to get started!
Add a Temporary Summer Accent Wall
We love peel-off wallpaper because it gives you the option to change your mind about your wall colors and patterns whenever you want – and you won’t run the risk of getting in trouble with your landlord when you move out, either, since you can just pull it down and walk away.
For summer, find a bright pattern that reminds you of warm weather and lazy days. You don’t have to worry about the pattern overwhelming the room because you’re only going to put it up on one wall as an accent that will give the room dimension and brighten things up a bit. We love floral prints like this one, but the sky really is the limit for fun, summery temporary wallpaper designs.
Go Shopping for the Perfect Beachy Print
While you’re at it, let’s talk about your art. Leaving a print hanging in one place for too long can make it virtually disappear. In other words, you find yourself looking at it so much that you don’t really see it anymore. That’s why it’s a good idea to switch out the prints hanging on your walls throughout the year.
For summer, find a beach scene that you really love, and that makes you feel relaxed and warm like you’re already lying on a fluffy beach towel with a cool beverage in your hand. You could get a painting or a photograph – just get something that you really love and that reminds you why you love summer so much.
Get Some Summery Floor Coverings
Of course, your walls aren’t the only thing that can help “summerize” your home. Some fun, bright area rugs or runners could be just the thing you’ve been looking for.
Choose summery floor coverings in bright colors that match the accents of your décor and complement your walls. Then you can buy or make a few fun knickknacks that match your new rugs and tie the whole apartment together beautifully.
Update the Backsplash in Your Kitchen
A lot of apartments don’t have the most exciting kitchen décor to begin with, and by summer, you might be feeling completely bored with yours. Find some stick-on wallpaper in a bright, fun pattern that complements the rest of your kitchen décor, and paste it over your backsplash tiles. You can do the entire backsplash, or you can do just part of it for a cool contrast that will brighten the kitchen and give it a more updated look and feel.
Go Crazy With New Throw Pillows and Pillowcases
Want a really easy and fun way to add pops of bright colors that complement the rest of your décor? Start by finding some new covers for your throw pillows that feel warmer and more summery. Then grab as many more pillows and cushions as you want, and create a lush and decadent sitting area for yourself and guests.
Have fun creating an oasis of color and plush textures where you can enjoy a cold, refreshing beverage after a hot summer day. You can add even more style and luxury by including some fun throw blankets and drapes, too.
The most important thing to remember when decorating for the summer is to have fun. Go a little crazy with lush décor decisions and choose bright colors and patterns that make you happy when you look at them. Follow these tips, and enjoy your newly decorated summer apartment!