Easy 50+ Summer Decor Ideas!

If you haven’t changed up your decor for spring and your home is still wearing its winter style, get inspired with these Easy 50+ Summer Decor Ideas!

It’s almost summertime, and with the warmer months ahead of us comes a new opportunity to revamp your house to welcome the summer season in style.

From swapping out textiles to incorporating vibrant pops of color and whimsical details, I’ve rounded up the best easy and inexpensive ways to give your space a seasonal makeover with summer decor ideas. Whether you’ve got a large home or a small apartment, these simple tweaks will help bring those breezy summer feels indoors.

Easy 50+ Summer Decor Ideas

When it comes to seasonal decor, there’s no need for any major overhauls. In my experience, the smallest additions, the little details here and there sprinkled throughout your home, make the biggest impact. Now, let’s start with the summer decor ideas, shall we?

summer decor ideas living room
  • Display coffee table books featuring Mediterranean art and colorful summer decor ideas.
  • interior design, or floral artwork. Like this and this one or this one.
  • Invite the summer sunlight in with a color palette of crisp whites and sandy hues! 
  • Infuse your space with some citrus love. Decorate with a simple wooden bowl topped with lemons and oranges for a pop of color and delicious scent. Check out this DIY project!
  • Display your fresh summer produce and let the natural hues enhance your kitchen decor! You can do this by placing it on wooden crates or something a bit more stylish like this one from Amazon
  • Create a citrus tablescape using fresh fruit and this will likely be something that your guests will always remember!
citrus tablescape for summer
  • Create a summer-themed gallery wall. You can change your artwork for summer-inspired photos, paintings, and abstracts with summery colors or change the frames for light and pastel-colored ones. 
  • Grab shells from the beach (or get them online ;)) and fill clear jars with them for a simple and stylish coastal detail. Lots of possibilities in terms of summer decor ideas with sea shells, as I showcased in this crafty article!
  • Not a fan of wallpaper? Choose your accent wall and paint it in a bright cheerful color.
  • Put a spin on your table dressing and add some pastel colors with pops of vibrant hues. Something like striped tablecloths paired with bamboo detailed plates, glossy amber-colored goblets, and pretty green candles can give your entire dining room a new fresh vibe and delight your guests!
  • Don’t forget about the outdoors in your summer decor ideas! Create a comfy outdoor area to get some sun by placing an outdoor armchair, an ottoman, and a side table. Ground it with a faux jute waterproof rug and you’ve got a nice summery spot to enjoy the season.
  • No backyard? No problem! Transform your balcony with the same concept, but go for compact but impactful options like this boho chair and a small ottoman that doubles as a side table. To make it feel more resort-like, you can also hang drapey sheer curtains.
Balcony featuring summer decor ideas
via Fridlaa
  • Replace wintery area rugs, like plush and faux fur, with natural fiber options like jute or sisal. 
  • Summer decor ideas are all about natural light and vibrancy. To give your home a little bit of a summery feel, incorporate a bright and contrasting color to make your current decor stand out. Red can be a fun option for this, especially if you have neutrals and light blues as it really makes the entire thing work beautifully together. I mean, there’s a reason why adding a pop of red is a new big trend! But if that is not your thing (I know it can be intimidating!) you can go for emerald green, yellow, and even something like a magenta.
  • Swap out heavy throw blankets for lightweight cotton or linen options.
  • Decorate your front porch with tons of potted plants and fresh flowers. Chinoiserie planters always make for a smart and chic choice! 
  • Another option that can be a bit more time-consuming is adding a portico. Check out my previous post all about these pretty additions to your front door!
ivy vines covered white portico
House Beautiful
  • Hang breezy sheer curtain panels to let in more light.
  • Invest in customized closet organization systems to maximize storage and keep the bedroom clutter-free. This will make your home feel so much lighter and tidy! For more in-depth information, check out my post about it.
  • Place small vases of fresh flowers throughout the home. Think about the small corners of your home with daily traffic. It may seem a simple detail, but this touch of nature and fragrance will level up your home every day!

Pretty & Simple Summer Decor Ideas

  • Change up your window treatments! Go for something lighter both in color and weight. If you want the look but prefer a bit more coverage, hang layered sheer for a softer look.
  • If you have trees, set up hammocks for a relaxing outdoor space.
  • Define outdoor seating areas with colorful rugs and create a dining outdoor space by placing a table a chairs.
  •  Add some seasonal style to your front door with a pretty wreath adorned with summer flowers, like this floral wreath or this citrus-themed one with wooden beads. You can also opt for a greenery wreath if you prefer something more minimalist.
  • Create a dreamy bed canopy with sheer fabric draped over the bed. These long scarf-style curtains are ideal if you like the style but prefer a sophisticated twist to the typical canopy curtains.
  • Pick a specific color palette for one room of your home and be bold with it by replicating the same hues in statement art pieces, rugs, and furniture.
  • Get crafty with mason jars and add fireless candles for a rustic look. This DIY is super easy to follow and the result is so chic! You can also opt to get similar ones from Amazon, like these ones. I have a fun patriotic craft idea with mason jars in this post that you can do with the kids or grands!
  • If you have beach gear, display it! Use baskets and place your gear, outdoor recreation equipment, and summer hats, and make them part of your decor.
seashell garland and old beach wicker hat
  • Set up a daybed or chaise for lounging on the front porch and top it with vibrant outdoor pillows. This rattan daybed is just divine for that summer boho look.
Daybed in clean and neutral study room featured in summer decor ideas
via The Pacific Standard
Vintage Style Outdoor Porch Swing - Shabbyfufu
  • If you have a porch, install a swing chair for lazy summer afternoons.
  • Wrap glass vases with rope for a nautical look.
  • Place lemon-scented candles around the kitchen to infuse the space with a fresh and invigorating aroma.
  • If you’re craving a dramatic summer decor ideas change but on the easy scale, paint your porch floors or ceiling an impactful summer hue.
  • Create a hanging herb garden using glass jars suspended from hooks on a wooden board mounted to the kitchen wall. Or you can get a hanging herb garden ready to go, like this one, with clear shelves to place in your window frame!
  • You can also go for something more rustic and whimsy like a rack to hang your dried herbs and flowers.
  • Paint interior doors with a bold, saturated summer color like raspberry, blue, or pastel green.
  • Set up a bar cart and stock it with summery cocktails and mocktail essentials. You can DIY your own bar cart or go for something with a slightly tropical feel, like this rattan bar cart, to really enhance the summer decor ideas style indoors.
  • Swap out dark lampshades for pops of color like seafoam green or coral red.
  • Create a statement wall with oversized botanical prints in bold colors and intricate details. This set is just stunning nails that perfect mix of vintage and summery for a more European-inspired summer look.
  • Take your furniture outside and create your dining outdoor space for summer nights. For a more stylish look, ground the area with colorful rugs!
  • Fill glass jars or vases with colorful sand collected from summer travels.
  • Divide the living room from an adjacent space with a rattan room divider screen featuring intricate weaving and organic shapes for a touch of privacy and style. Check out my step-by-step tutorial here.
  • Set up a cozy outdoor lounge area with floor pillows.
  • Maybe not exactly in the realm of summer decor ideas, but I believe that to see and feel a space, all senses have to be engaged somehow. That includes setting the mood with summery tunes playing in the background. Create a summer decor ideas playlist!
  • Use white canvas drop cloths as breezy slipcovers over furnishings.

And these are some of my favorite summer decor ideas that can easily transform your space without any fuss.

What are your summer decor plans? Let me know in the comments!

Decorative Pinterest image featuring a collage of different summer decor ideas

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