Bright Pillows for Summer interior Decor

4 Quick Ways to Update Your Home’s Decor for Summer

Summer is almost here, and after the winter we’ve had, we’re all ready for some fun in the sun! Get your home summer-ready, too, with these 4 easy updates:

Switch to Sheers

Switch out your heavy drapery for something light, neutral and sheer. When the windows are open, the curtains will gently float in the breeze, creating that easy summer ambiance. If you have an open space that gets a lot of direct sunlight, consider separating the area with a sheer divider curtain instead.

sheer curtains drapery summer interior decor

Duralee Fabric - 51268 - Antique Gold
Duralee Fabric – 51268 – Antique Gold
B. Berger Fabric - 4624 - Wicker4624-08
B. Berger Fabric – 4624 – Wicker
Highland Court Fabric - 500080H - Sand
Highland Court Fabric – 500080H – Sand
B. Berger Fabric - 4810 - Taupe
B. Berger Fabric – 4810 – Taupe

Brighten Up

A few well-placed pillows in watermelon, tangerine or aqua hues will instantly “cabana-ify” your living area. “Pillows really should be considered as home accessories that can be changed as the seasons do,” says designer Jonathan Adler. Play off of a color that’s already in the decor of your room, and choose a shade of it that’s more vibrant.

Bright Pillows for Summer interior Decor

Surya Pillow - FB028
Surya Pillow – FB028
Peking Handicraft Pillow - Ombre - Fuschia 24NL33CC20SQ
Peking Handicraft Pillow – Ombre – Fuschia
Peking Handicraft Pillow - Palm Springs Block - Turquoise 24TT29BLC20SQ
Peking Handicraft Pillow – Palm Springs Block – Turquoise
Surya Pillow - FF037
Surya Pillow – FF037

Replace  Your Rug

Roll up dark and heavy rugs for the summer months and replace them with a woven one in a natural material like jute. It will immediately make the space feel lighter and more laid-back. Depending on your decor and taste, you can choose one with a border, fringe or even a woven pattern—just stick to something neutral. Here, Alessandra Branca uses a sisal rug in her Bahamas vacation home.

sisal rug summer interior decor alessandra branca

Jaipur Rug - Wiltshire - Taupre/Tan AD11
Jaipur Rug – Wiltshire – Taupre/Tan
Surya Rug - Reed 804-23
Surya Rug – Reed
Surya Rug - CTJ2018
Surya Rug – CTJ2018
Jaipur Rug - Acara - Taupe/Tan NAT05
Jaipur Rug – Acara – Taupe/Tan

Go for Grasscloth

Grasscloth wallpaper, just like a sisal rug, adds a casual-cool factor to decor, which is what summer is all about. We’re particularly fond of green hues like citrine, pistachio, and seafoam, all of which are having a moment right now. Do it as an accent wall to anchor large furniture like a bed or cover a whole room with it for a vivid punch of color.

green grasscloth bedroom summer interior decor ideas

Phillip Jeffries Wallpaper - Juicy Jute Grasscloth - Split Pea
Phillip Jeffries Wallpaper – Juicy Jute Grasscloth – Split Pea
Phillip Jeffries Wallpaper - Extra-Fine Arrowroot - Key West PJ 1965
Phillip Jeffries Wallpaper – Extra-Fine Arrowroot – Key West
Schumacher Wallpaper - Feather Bloom - Emerald & Ore 5006072
Phillip Jeffries Wallpaper – Feather Bloom – Emerald & Ore
Schumacher Wallpaper - Acanthus Stripe - Seaglass & Chalk 5006053
Schumacher Wallpaper – Acanthus Stripe – Seaglass & Chalk

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