Every so often, changing your home’s interior can make a difference in discovering new ways to love your living spaces. Here are some easy ideas to help you lighten and brighten up your home without having to knock down walls and crack open paint cans.
Pick out a vase or glass bowl, and fill it with summer fruits like lemons or limes, bright candy, or even
some store-bought or collected seashells for a beach theme. You could also fill a watering can with flowers for a rustic look. Pick one centerpiece or make a few arrangements to add to any room in your home. If you don’t want to splurge, consider visiting your local dollar or discount craft store for vases and fillings.
Make any room appear instantly bigger and brighter with mirrors. Mirrors reflect light, so adding them to a room is sure to make it pop—especially if you place them across from a window. Look for mirrors with light-colored frames, or repaint the frame yourself.
If you’re lacking space for a large mirror, try placing small circular mirrors in an arranged cluster for a playful and summery look.
Place some plants
Incorporating a lot of plants and floral arrangements will bring your favorite summer outdoor vibes inside. Whether you choose real or fake plants is up to you—either will do the trick.
To display your pretty plants, try making a vertical plant wall, which can add height and brightness to your room. Be sure to choose an area that gets plenty of sunlight.
Swap it out
Some easy seasonal switches include white or pastel pillows, throw blankets, and hand towels. Keep decor with fall and winter colors in storage, where it can be easily brought back out. Play with patterns to avoid using too many solid colors, which can make your rooms appear a bit washed out. Pinstripes or colorful graphic prints are perfect for this time of year.
Let the light in
Sheer curtains are an awesome addition to your home during the summer because they allow the light to shine through. Use neutral colors that complement other colors in the room, or choose a pastel color to make this your room’s pop of color. Replace any dark curtain rods with light, neutral-toned ones for a consistent appearance.