Hello, sunshine! Summer is upon us and it’s time to lighten up—in lots of ways. If your home is feeling out of season, read on! These simple summer decorating ideas are a breeze!
1. SLIP INTO IT
Nothing says summer casual quite like white slipcovers. Now, before you say, “no way” to white, think again. These comfy coverings are stain-resistant, durable, and easy to remove for cleaning. Still not sold? Sandy-hued neutrals can capture that easy summer vibe too!
The Dylan slipcovered sofa epitomizes summer’s relaxed attitude with a laid-back style and easy-to-clean white cotton twill fabric.
2. GO SOFTLY
Always fun to decorate with, pillows are an instant game changer. Swap out richly colored styles for light, bright, and whimsical ones. Our designers suggest mixing it up with florals, stripes, coastal, and botanical motifs.
With its subtle shine and soft texture, the Metallic Pillow in blush adds sizzle to your summer style.
Looking for something more casual? Outdoor pillows offer chic, colorful looks that work beautifully for the indoors, too, and are super easy to clean.
3. CLAIM YOUR COAST
What’s summer style without a nod to the shore? Coastal accents make perfect summer room décor. Create beach-inspired style with pieces that reflect what you love about the sea and sand. Does sailing make you swoon? Say it with art. Fascinated by sea life? Show your appreciation with chic coral décor pieces, or a unique coastal accent!
Our fanciful Crabs in Glass Cloches are handmade replicas of Maryland blue crabs, and look like finds from a walk on the shore.
Vintage Swimsuit I paper art is a whimsical bathing beauty; the swimsuit is hand-cut from a copy of a vintage map of Montauk.
4. ACE YOUR SERVE
Trays are a must for summer soirees. They should be large enough for your needs, light enough to carry when they’re loaded up, and made with well-secured handles or comfy hand-holds. Reflective styles that catch the natural daylight will serve up your tasty thirst quenchers with dazzle. These trays also work beautifully as coffee table accents or as places to organize toiletries in summer guest rooms.
The curvy Colette Tray in clear acrylic brings a dazzling modern vibe to the party!
5. GO NATURAL
It’s garden season—make the most of it! Plant your favorite flowers and greenery in containers for beautiful, always-fresh summer room décor indoors or out. Our designers love urn-shaped planters for an unmistakably elegant statement at an entryway, on a deck or patio, in a sunroom…you get the picture!
Handcrafted in a 400-year-old atelier de poterie in the south of France and glazed in an antiqued ivory, our Anduze terra-cotta planters evoke a classical vibe that’s also bright and fresh.
6. BEFRIEND A FAUX
If you can’t have (or don’t want) fresh flowers in your home, grab a well-made arrangement of faux summer blooms to liven up your room. Keep in mind: Quality is the difference between tacky and tasteful, here. You want it to look just like the real thing.
Exquisitely handcrafted, the Tall Pink Peony Watergarden offers true-to-life summer blossoms for anywhere you need a touch of color.
7. SLEEP LIGHTLY
Switch out heavyweight bedding for lighter styles in breathable, cozy fabrics. Colorful floral print duvet covers in lustrous cotton sateen are always fashionable this time of year, as are matelassés and block-print quilts. This simple switch makes a big impact—especially when you dress your bed like a design pro! Discover our secrets on how to make your bed.
The Arcelia Printed Duvet and Giorgina Embroidered Quilt have it all: a shimmery sateen, a soft palette, and a cool, understated block print.
Looking for some outdoor decorating ideas for summer, too? Check out these photos of real outdoor rooms shared by some of our clients, then head here to find all the outdoor rugs, pillows, and furniture you need to create your own oasis.