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Decorating at Home: 13 Summer Decor Ideas to Explore

Are you ready to transition your home to summer decor? Here are 13 summer decor ideas to explore. Find your favorite inspiration for decorating your home for a new season.

Now that this magical summer season is here, let’s bring a new look to our homes. When the sun shines brighter and the days last longer, our homes beg for a refresh to match the vibrant, carefree vibes.

Whether your style leans boho-chic with eclectic flair, cottage-cozy with vintage charm, or timelessly traditional with a tailored elegance, there’s a summer decorating idea here for you.

From breezy botanical prints and punchy citrus hues to crisp white linens and nautical accents, this roundup has you covered with 13 swoon-worthy ways to “summerize” your space.

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My List of Summer Decor Ideas

With so many ideas for giving your home a summer update, here is a list of possible ways to spruce your home for summer:

Here is a list of ideas for summer decorating:

  • Add bright, punchy colors like citrus hues of orange, lemon yellow, and lime green. Use accessories like throw pillows, vases, and artwork.
  • Incorporate botanical prints, floral patterns, and tropical motifs on textiles, wallpaper, or framed art.
  • Use lightweight, breezy fabrics like cotton, linen, gauze, burlap, and eyelet for curtains, tablecapes, and bedding.
  • Bring in natural materials like rattan, wicker, seagrass, and jute for furniture, baskets, and decor accents.
  • Display fresh flowers from your garden or local market in vases and bouquets throughout your home. It’s OK to use faux flowers and branches when necessary.
  • Use sheer, semi-sheer, or no window treatments to let in more light.
  • Paint an interior door a bright, cheerful color to add a pop of summer vibes.
  • Create a coastal vibe with nautical stripes, sailboat motifs, shells and beach-themed art and accessories.
  • Lean into patriotic red, white, and blue color schemes for the 4th of July through Labor Day.
  • Update lamps with new bright or patterned shades for an easy refresh.
  • Use fresh summer fruit like lemons, limes, peaches or oranges in bowls as colorful, fragrant accents.

Now, are you ready to see all these awesome summer decor ideas? Let’s take a look!

Have fun and happy summer decorating.

bright blue cabinet and colorful artwork

Playful, Colorful Summer Cottage

Is cottage style your vibe? Have a cottage at the beach or lake to decorate? Amie of Meme Hill shows you how to do it with a sophisticated style. The bright bursts of color in the cabinet, accessories and art ar perfect for summer enjoyment.

greenery in a white basket on a white cabinet

Refreshing Summer Decor

Amanda of The Ginger House shows how easy it is to bring summer into our homes (without the heat) with crisp white furniture and accessories paired with summery green vines.

Quick Summer Boho Decor Ideas

Stephanie of Casa Watkins Living shares how perfect boho style is for summer decor. With bright colors and quirky patterns, boho will put you and your summer in a boho frame of mind.

Summer Decor Trends

Jen of Love Chic Living from the UK has a guest host who is sharing some summer trends for you to try. This rattan chair is the perfect summer accessory and the coral/pink pillow gives a pop of summer vibe.

Summer Kitchen Styling

Lori of Designthusiasm brings out summer with a traditional pairing of blue and yellow. Hydrangeas and sunflowers are the star of summer decorating in the kitchen.

Simply Thrifty Summer Decorating Ideas

Aliya of Open Door Open Heart shares how simple summer decorating can be. She shares how to add baskets, fruit, and greenery for a colorful summer vibe. Small things for big impact.

lemon tree on table for summer decor

Summer Decor Ideas

Deni of Cloud Good Vibes explains her ideas for summer decorating. This lemon tree had me at hello! What is more summery than a lemon tree?


Simple Summer Kitchen Tour

Kim of Shiplap and Shells lives in the cutest house on the water outside Seattle. She is talented gardener and you can tell by the summer flowers that she shares in her cottage-style kitchen. You have to see how she decorates her cottage for summer.

Summer Styling

Ashley of Modern Glam always has the prettiest ideas for your home decor. This post is full of awesome summer decorating ideas that you’ll want to see.

Summer Decorating the Whole House

Decor Behind Doors shares lots of helpful ideas for decorating your entire home for summer enjoyment. How about this bright lemon yellow sunroom for enjoying the beautiful summer view?

brown and neutral outdoor summer decor with neutral pillows

Ideas for a Summer-Filled Home

Wouldn’t you love to be lounging here on a lazy summer afternoon? Happy with Hannah shares these gauzy white curtains and laid back setting for summer. Love the straw hat, sandals and basket tote.

A Summer Home Tour

Kim of Perfecting Places shares her home and to decorate it for summer with colorful accessories and style.

5 Easy Summer Decorating Tips

Marianne of Songbird Blog shares her suggestions for 5 easy tips to get your home in a summer mood. Uses all 5 of her ideas or pick your favorite.

Want to keep all these summer decorating resources? Be sure to PIN to keep these ideas handy. You might want to check my Pinterest Board, Summer Home Decor.

Use some of the wonderful ideas and tips for how to plan yor summer decorating. You’re home will be ready for summer decor in no time.

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