We don’t know about you, but Summer snuck up on us this year. In just a few, short weeks, it will be officially Summertime. Can you believe it?

With the weather warming up and kiddos out of school, there is only one thing left to do: upgrade your home for the season. And, we have a few ideas to get you started!

Floral Patterns

Floral patterns are a shoe-in for the Summer season. There are few patterns as “Summery” as colorful, floral ones. Incorporate florals in your home by adding accent pillows, updating wallpaper, swapping out tea towels, and hanging wall prints.

Pro Tip: Easily update your shower curtain for a Summery bathroom vibe!

Photo by Bluebellgray.

Live Greenery & Plants

In addition to incorporating floral patterns, inside and outside of your home, green plants can help create a lively, fresh, and Summer-like feel. Better yet, plant yourself an herb garden for additional greenery, beautiful aromas, and tasty, Summer dishes.

Pro Tip: According to Hayneedle, try hanging indoor plants above eye level!

Photo from Hayneedle.

Terracotta and Ceramics

Terracotta and ceramic tile, accents, and decor items create a neutral and natural space. It naturally brings an outdoorsy vibe to the indoors! Add ceramic bowls or vases to your shelves and countertops. Or, use terracotta planters for your new green plants!

Pro tip: Paint your own ceramic tiles to create a unique and special accent wall!

Photo by The Spruce

Outdoor Lighting

Spruce up your outdoor living space with the addition of outdoor string lights for late-night Summer hangs! String lights easily and affordably create a romantic, cozy ambiance.

According to The Spruce, when choosing string lights, look for the following:

  • Power source
  • Bulb type
  • Lighting effects

Photo by Nick de Partee