With summer quickly approaching, many of us are ready to see all the brightness and colors that this wonderful season has to offer. But the brightness and colorful feeling of summer doesn’t only need to exist outside. Brightening up the inside of your home during the summer can pick up your spirits and help breathe new life into your home.
While there are many ways to do this, one of the best is by infusing some summer decor and style into your space. This is sure to brighten it up, and make it a more positive and welcoming place to be. With that in mind, this blog post is going to go over a few summer home decor ideas to brighten up your space.
Bring in Some Plants and Flowers
One of the single best ways to brighten up your home this summer is to bring in some plants and artificial flowers in bulk. This could be a summer flowers arrangement, a new plant, or anything else that you think would look good in your space. Flowers and plants come in all different shapes, sizes and colors, so you can certainly find one that will work in your home and look amazing.
In addition to brightening up your space for the summer, there are many other benefits of having plants and flowers in your home. They smell incredible and fill your home with a magical aroma, can purify the air, and even be great for your mental health. Many flowers and plants are also quite easy to care for, and it will not take a ton of effort on your part to keep them looking great.
While you can choose any kinds of plants and flowers to have in your home, make an effort to ensure they fit with the room and overall vibe of the space. Some can also be harmful if ingested, so be careful if you have pets or children.
Keep it Clean and Clutter-Free
Oftentimes, one of the simplest ways to brighten up your home and make it a more cheerful place to be is to keep it clean and free of clutter. Homes that are full of messes or are cluttered can often look much dirtier and stuffier than they actually are. Simply cleaning up and removing some things and putting them away can be all it takes to breathe new life into your space this summer.
Most of us also have a ton of things we don’t need or use. So instead of simply putting all the clutter in a different room or tossing it into closets or boxes, why not get rid of it? Plenty of the items will be able to be sold or be donated, and for everything else, it can simply be thrown out if you don’t see yourself needing or using it.
If you are struggling with what to do first, or even what should get done in general, consider checking out or making a summer home maintenance checklist. This can help you on track and ensure that you do everything that you need to get done.
Paint the Walls
Of course, a classic way to make your home brighter is to paint the walls a new, bright, and exciting color. There are many fresh summer paint colors you can choose from, so don’t be afraid to get a little bit creative. The color you choose will not only depend on your preferences, but also the furniture and other decor in the space.
You need to ensure that the color of the walls doesn’t clash horribly with the items that are kept in the room. Not every room needs to feature the exact same bright color if you wish, but there should still be a sense of flow throughout the home from room to room.
Change Up Your Bedding
An underrated way to brighten up your home this summer is to change up your bedding. Opt for something warm, bright, and colorful to signify the bright colors of the outdoors. Also, changing out your bedding for something a little lighter and more airy can also keep you comfortable during the night and stop you from overheating.
In addition to the bedding, bringing in some new furniture or other pieces of decor can have a similar effect. New blankets, rugs, artwork, tapestries, and more can really bring together your home in the summer.
Fill the Space with New Scents
Nothing quite says summer like some fresh and new scents. As a result, be sure to introduce some pleasant aromas of all different kinds into your home this summer. You could bring in some fresh candles, use a new cleaner, or bring in some flowers as we mentioned earlier.
The scents of summer are often very floral and subtle, but feel free to get as creative as you like with the scents you introduce in and around your home. Try out a variety of different options, and see what you like best.
Don’t Forget About the Outside
While you may often think of brightening up the inside of your home first, it is important not to forget about the outside. There are plenty of wonderful opportunities to brighten up the exterior areas of your home, too. They are great for making the home look better for you and your family, but also for anyone who might visit or even see your home from the sidewalk.
You can plant a garden, add a new coat of paint to the exterior of your home, do some landscaping, bring in some bright outdoor furniture, and so many others. All of these can contribute to a stunning exterior of your home. This is particularly important if you are thinking about selling your home, as first impressions are everything.
In conclusion, these are some of the best ways to brighten up your home this summer and breathe new life into the space. These tips will ensure your home looks bright and cheerful, all season long.