Summer Decorating Ideas: How to Decorate Your Home for Summer

May 17, 2021

Interior Design

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One of the best ways to keep your home décor from feeling stale is to update your rooms for every season. Not sure how to get started? These summer decorating ideas will help you figure out how to decorate your home for summer!  

Add Color to the Room with Summer Rugs

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Looking for summer decorating ideas that won’t take too much effort? Try adding a summer rug to your living room, dining room, bedroom, and home office. Not only are area rugs a great way to easily add a splash of color to your home design, but they also help with noise reduction, protect wood flooring, keep your furniture from sliding, and make walking around without shoes even more comfortable. Decorating with rugs can even create a grounding effect to help anchor the room and create an intimate, cozy space to relax. Plus, rugs can be helpful when decorating an open floor plan by creating distinct visual spaces. Because area rugs and runners can work in any room in the house, they’re an especially versatile way to enhance your summer décor for the season.

Summer Rug Ideas

While for many people, summer means more time spent outdoors, hot Texas summers require an indoor oasis to help you keep cool. These summer rug ideas can help bring that bright summer aesthetic into your home.

Go Floral

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(Pictured Above: Floral Print Area Rug)

Trying to bring the natural beauty of the outdoors into your home décor? Not only can a stylish floral rug add a splash of summer colors into your design, but it can also promote the peace and tranquility you feel when spending time in nature, all from the comfort of your air-conditioned home.

Slip in Some Summer Colors

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Looking for something a little more subtle than bold summer patterns? Try incorporating seasonal colors into your palette with a summer rug. While summer colors tend to be bold and bright, choosing something with a muted pattern can help your rug brighten the room without drawing too much attention.

Create Summer Vibes with Wall Art

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One of our favorite summer decorating ideas is swapping out your wall art to bring some major summer vibes into your home. In fact, hanging the right summer wall art is a quick and easy way to make your home feel festive without exerting too much time or effort. Whether you choose a bright floral print, a summer landscape, or an abstract piece that incorporates summer colors, swapping in summer wall art is a great way to take your décor to the next level.

Summer Wall Art Ideas

Show some love to your walls with these stylish summer wall art ideas from the interior design experts at Star Furniture.

Go Green with Summer Landscapes

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(Pictured Above: Paturage Vert Wall Art)

Nothing says summertime like a lush landscape! Whether you opt for a more realistic representation of summer wildflowers or a more abstract pasture like the one pictured above, summer landscapes bring the beauty and wonder of the outdoors right to your walls.

Showcase Your Favorite Summer Pastimes

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(Pictured Above: Vintage Baseball Wall Art)

For many, summer is synonymous with baseball season, camping, biking, and other outdoor activities. That’s why showcasing your favorite warm weather pastimes with wall art is one of our favorite summer decorating ideas. As interior designers, we always say that your walls should showcase your personality and style, and whether you’re an outdoorsy camper or a baseball superfan, you can make your home feel a little bit more ‘you’ by filling your walls with wall art that reflects your interests.

Splash in Some Summer Colors

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(Pictured Above: Balade en Velo Wall Art)

Choosing the right wall art for summer doesn’t have to be complicated. One of the easiest ways to bring that summer vibe inside is by choosing wall art with bright summer colors. Whether it’s an abstract print with plenty of blues, greens, yellows, and pinks or something that combines summer colors with quintessential summer activities like the print above, wall art is an easy way to splash some summer colors into your décor!

Get Creative with Stylish Summer Display Ideas

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Want to take your summer décor to the next level? It’s time to get creative with your summer displays. Summer is all about long, bright days, beautiful greenery, summer flowers, and more time together with family and friends. Here are some of our favorite summer display ideas that can help you bring the vibrancy of summer right into your home.

Use Citrus as Summer Décor

Want your dining room or kitchen to look brighter and feel more like summer? A bowl full of citrus fruits will do the trick! While fake fruit can take care of the bold colors, real citrus fruits will give your room that quintessential citrus smell. Plus, it might encourage your kids to ditch the chips for a healthy snack. For the most visual contrast, we recommend choosing an array of grapefruits, oranges, lemons, and limes.

Bring Summer to Your Bar Cart

Entertaining guests over the summer? Now’s the perfect time to amp up your bar cart so you’re ready to serve fresh and fruity summer cocktails. To get started, try decorating your bar cart with popular ingredients, including colorful bottles of liqueurs and bowls of any citrus fruits you’ll need for your signature cocktail. The added benefit of decorating with real fruits and ingredients is that you’ll change up the aesthetic every time you use something from the cart. Even a small cup full of tiny drink umbrellas can go a long way toward bringing summer vibes to your room.

Fill Up Your Fireplace

Many fireplaces are naturally set up as the focal point of the room, which makes them uniquely suited for fun summer displays. Since no one in Texas would dare touch their fireplace during the summer months, why not fill your fireplace with anything from house plants and flower bouquets to colorful candles and seashells. Remember, you can get as creative as you want when choosing your fireplace fillers, just make sure they fit the general décor of the room.

Flourish Your Home with Summer Flowers and Plants

Sitting outside among nature is nice but bringing the summer flowers and plants indoors is a great way to take your summer décor to the next level. Not only does foliage add vibrant summer colors to your design, but the natural element can make you feel relaxed and energized. Whether it’s dahlias, marigolds, lavender, peonies, caladium, or ferns, there’s plenty of summer plants and flowers to utilize as summer décor for your home.

Looking for display ideas for your flowers and plants? Don’t forget that flowers have a short shelf-life. Limit the flowers to a few special areas of the home—entryway, living room, kitchen, or dining room—and keep them fresh with professional bouquets or DIY combinations. Green plants, on the other hand, tend to last longer, assuming you make sure they get enough water and light.

Keep in mind that while flowers and plants make great summer centerpieces for your dining room, you’ll want to make sure to think about the scent. Lavender looks beautiful, but its scent may become too aggressive if it stays on the table at dinnertime.

Afraid you need a green thumb to add flowers and plants to your home décor? You can get the same colorful effect with artificial plants that don’t need the same level of love and attention. In fact, we carry a large selection of faux floral arrangements and botanicals in our stores. You can even create the illusion that they’re real by utilizing the right floral-scented air freshener.

Select Summer Vases & Plant Pots

Decorating your home with fresh flowers and plants will go a long way toward making your home feel like summer, but you’ll still need to decide how to display them. Not only are summer vases and plants pots relatively inexpensive, but the right summer-themed vase or pot can add that extra splash of color and style that will take your summer décor to the next level. To get started, look for designs that feature bright greens, blues, pinks, and yellows. From there, you can try out different summer patterns, including citrus and island fruits, geometric prints, or floral patterns. If you want something a bit more rustic, look for anything with natural materials like rattan or teak. Regardless of which type of vase or pot you choose; this is a great way to showcase your personality and show off summer décor that your friends are sure to love.

Swap-In Your Summer Throw Pillows

Wondering how to decorate your home for summer without breaking the bank? Try swapping out your regular throw pillows for throw pillows that scream summer. By swapping in summer-themed throw pillows on your sofa, chairs, and beds, you can bring the vibrancy of summer right into your home décor. Not sure how to get started? Start with summer colors. Look for bright blues, greens, yellows, oranges, and pinks. If you prefer patterns, be on the lookout for anything that calls to mind the great outdoors, including floral, leaf, and sea prints, as well as any geometric shapes that mimic nature, including everything from honeycombs to spirals. You’ll also want to consider the material. While wool and flannel work well for the colder months, you’ll want to look for lighter, more breathable materials to pull off that summer décor.

Show Off Your Summer Sheets & Bedding

Tempted to skip the bedroom when decorating for the warmer months? Remember that bedroom summer décor can serve both practical and stylistic purposes. While choosing a comforter or duvet that features summer colors and patterns will help make your room look great, you’ll also want to pay special attention to materials when considering the right bedding for summer. Now that warm weather is here, you’ll want to swap out your cozy flannel sheets for bamboo, cotton, French linen, or performance sheets, which are better suited to keep you cool and refreshed overnight. Ready to find the perfect summer bedding? Visit a Star Furniture store near you to order a custom bedding set you’ll love for years to come.

Now that you know how to decorate your home for summer, it’s time to visit a Star Furniture & Mattress store in Texas to browse our huge selection of stylish furniture, accent pieces, and other home décor. Need help choosing the right summer décor? We offer free interior design services to help you get started. In the meantime, check out our furniture blog, where we cover everything from the latest home décor trends for 2021 to our guide to interior décor and furniture styles.