Summer Home Decor Tips to Freshen Up Your Space
Design trends are always shifting, and Summer 2022 is promising amazing trends
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As the seasons change, so do our perceptions of the world around us. Creating a winter home involves a lot of dark, calm colors, dark wood, and lots and lots of blankets. A summer home is much different! While having two entirely different sets of decor and furniture is not realistic, there are a lot of small ways to change your home and get it ready for the summer season. In this article, we will talk about summer home decor for the Summer of 2022, and how changing your color palettes, following the year’s trends, and appreciating the warm weather can get your home, and you, ready for the Summer!
The Color Palettes of the Summer
Now that Summer is upon us, the dark and muted colors of the winter just don’t fit with the warm temps and sunny days of the summer. Finding ways to make small, meaningful changes to your interior and exterior to match the season goes a long way, and below are some Summer home decor trends to provide you with inspiration on how you may change your own home!
Blues and Greens
The colors of the summer will revolve around hues of blues and greens, as a nod to the sea, the sky, and the color of life. Blue is always a popular color, but it has gained popularity to become one of the most sought-after colors this summer. Blue can exist in any capacity, from the color of the paint on the walls to the pillows, the curtains, or a little decorative piece on the coffee table.
Green is up there with blue as the summer’s defining color. With nature in full bloom around us, it is no surprise that people are leaning toward adding a bit of that relaxing decor to the interior of their homes as well. This goes hand in hand with the emphasis on nature and plants that we will discuss later in the article.
Another fine way to spruce up your indoor spaces is with fun, out-of-the-ordinary painting on furniture and decor. This comes in a variety of forms, one of which is adding a splash of color on the trim. Finding the right color to surround your room or a piece of furniture can make it pop and give your room a bit of uniqueness that brightens up your day and becomes a talking point when you are hosting guests.
Monochromatic rooms are also rising in popularity and becoming a solid choice for Summer home decor. These are rooms that follow a single color in their walls, rugs, and furniture. This is a rather large commitment, but creating a room, for example, incorporating all sorts of blues can be a really fun project and result in a unique space that is a joy to hang out in.
Maximalism is rising quickly as a hyper-popular home decor style this year. If you haven’t heard of it, maximalism is about covering all of your spaces with things that you love. It has been described as a way to turn your space into a private showcase of items that mean something to you. While this certainly sounds intense, it is a great tool to have in your toolbelt when decorating your home for the Summer season. When filling a shelf, for instance, a maximalist take would be to fill it with items for display. A display for your guests, sure, but also a display for you every time you walk by it.
A maximalist style is not the same as “cluttered,” as when decorating with this style in mind everything is placed with a purpose. Shelves and tables are not overfilled with items a mere breeze away from falling off. They are, instead, filled with items that you like and wish to display, giving each item as much room as it needs.
This falls close to maximalism in a decorative style with a focus on creating a space where everything is placed with a purpose, often going hand-in-hand with decluttering. This can be a fun and relaxing weekend project that has immediate results, as you get to place the objects that have meaning to you front and center. Having a decluttered room can let you breathe easy and relax while you are in it. If hearing about the maximalism trend made you uneasy, creating organized spaces might be the way to go this Summer!
A Dash of Nature
As you are looking into design trends of the summer, you may have come across the term “Biophilic” in your searches. If you have not, Merriam Webster defines it as “relating to, showing, or being the human tendency to interact or be closely associated with other forms of life in nature.” Summer home decor this year has taken on just a dash of biophilic design. There are no trends for preparing an ecosystem within your home or having both plants and animals. Rather, home designers are thinking of creative ways to incorporate plants and nature-inspired decor into homes this summer season.
Interior Design Trends of 2022
As we jump into summer, there are a variety of ways to bring some new, interesting pieces to the decor in your home. Some of 2022’s hottest interior design trends are big renovations, while others can be done with the classy addition of one or two new pieces. During the Summer season, people often want to spend time outside, but that doesn’t mean you should forget about the inside of your home! Home decor is a big part of every season, and creating a few meaningful changes to your place for the summer season can bring a lot of joy to your day.
Spaces to Relax
Interior design is trending towards spaces to relax and where you can practice self-care. This comes in many shapes and sizes, but if you have the space to dedicate, creating a place that’s primary function is relaxing is an amazing addition to homes this summer season. With the increase in the number of people working from home, it can become difficult to separate work from leisure, leading to increased stress due to the close proximity to the areas where you work.
Creating an area in your home that is a “no work zone” helps your brain understand that you can relax and stop thinking about work when you are there. One area where this is gaining prominence is the bathroom. People are taking their plain, utilitarian bathrooms and adding spa-like elements to create luxurious and relaxing spaces. These include:
- Low lighting to lower any sense of urgency. In this bathroom, you don’t have to rush through your business to get on with your day. You can take a moment to breathe, relax, and get ready for what the day has in store.
- Big, luxury baths to create a space to relax. Baths can become an amazing part of your routine, one that you look forward to as not a way to get clean, but rather a place to relax.
- High-quality showerheads do not pelt your body with little water spheres. The emergence of rain-like showerheads transform the showering experience into something wonderful.
These spaces can be anywhere in your home and as simple as a chair in the corner of a room. When you sit in that chair, make sure it is evident that you will never work from there. Anything from that to entire rooms dedicated to relaxing is making waves in home decor.
An Emphasis on Curves
Curves are becoming a key component of Summer home decor. They promote comfort and relaxation with their rounded shapes and soft edges. Curves break up the harsh lines in your rooms from cabinets, televisions, and windows. They are easy on the eyes and work well with almost every style of room. Adding curved furniture or decor is a great and easy way to freshen up your room this Summer season. Some of the decor trends are best for big renovations, like re-painting a room or rebuilding it from the ground up. One of the added benefits of this trend is how easy it is to incorporate into existing home decor.
With a new end table or chair, you can add a curved piece of furniture to your existing room. You can even add a simple piece of decor that fits in a previously empty corner or on a table. If you are looking for a simple way to get your home ready for the summer season — consider adding some curves!
Another new player on the field — stone. Stone is becoming more and more popular in home decor this Summer across all manner of furniture and decoration, both inside and out. One of the cool things about stone’s surge into popularity is that it rides on the fact that it is much easier to create than it was a decade ago. It is becoming more popular as it is becoming more available and as we gain the ability to produce more and more intricate pieces without the monumental price tags that they had years ago.
Just like adding curves, you can go big or small when adding stone to your Summer home decor. It can be a major piece of furniture, or as simple as an accent piece on your table.
A Fine Blend of Indoors and Outdoors
For many years, people have invested their time and decorations into creating indoor spaces that transition smoothly into outdoor spaces. Summer is the best time to create those transitions, as it is the season where we are most likely to want to spend time outside. The warm and sunny weather and the vibrant nature lets us enjoy the outdoors, as well as create events with friends and family to take advantage of the weather.
This comes in many different options, between creating an outdoor space for you and your guests and bringing outdoor influences inside. Creating this blend of outdoors and indoors is a great way to prepare your house for the Summer, and it can happen in as big a way or as small of a way as you wish.
Gardens are transitioning from places to grow food and flowers into decorated spaces similar to the interior of a home. This decoration can include places to sit, eat, and even cook. They create incentives to hang out in the garden rather than in your kitchen or living room when the weather is nice, as well as creating a place to host guests that are detached from your deck or porch if your house has one. There is a lot of furniture that is made for the outdoors that carries a sense of comfort, which was usually reserved for indoor seating.
Creating smooth transitions between the indoors and outdoors means that there are fewer steps to deciding to spend time outside to relax, work, or eat. Depending on your lifestyle, this can come in many forms, including making sure that you have a shaded table to eat even if it is a hot summer day, and places to read or get work done throughout your yard. Creating a specialized garden space can be one of these transitions, as dining surrounded by tomato plants, bushes, or flowers in a shaded nook of your yard sounds a bit like paradise!
Bring the Tropics to You
As an extension of these transitions, many people are putting traditionally outdoor decor inside their homes this Summer. These decorations come in the form of bright colors in furniture and decor items that project the feeling of being on a beach in Florida with a cool drink in your hand, enjoying the summer rays. There are also lots of wallpapers and decorations that have tropical motifs like palm trees and other greenery from the tropics.
How will you incorporate Summer home decor into your space this summer? Let us know in the comments!
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