– Update your outdoor pillows. They’re inexpensive and generally don’t last long anyways, so you can add some fun new summer colors and patterns to create a whole new look and feel for your outdoor space. Or just recover your outdoor cushions with new fun fabric if they’re still in great shape and just need a refresh.
– Add some nautical pieces. Nautical-themed items scream “summer” and are certainly on trend for this season. If you want to DIY, use some painters tape and fabric paint to create your own stripes on canvases, pillows, tablecloths, cushions and more.
– Hang botanical prints on the wall. Botanical artwork can sometimes be quite pricey, so purchase an inexpensive book with botanical pictures and cut out and frame the pages. Or make your own by flattening real florals and plants between wax paper, allowing them to dry in between heavy book pages and then mounting, matting and framing.
– Take your fancy dining outside. Don’t be stuck inside on beautiful warm summer nights! Bring the party outside with flickering votive candles, hanging lights and your fine china under the stars.
– Bring the seashore to dry land. Use large shells as vases for flowers and plants. Put sand inside shallow dishes to create a unique centerpiece; add candle votives if you’d like. Add sea shells, star fish and sand dollars on the table for a fun touch.
– Make your own vases. Hide plain vases in paper lanterns. Wrap and then hot glue jute or twine around an indoor or outdoor pot. Or glue small seashells to cover a simple plastic flowerpot.
– Bring in the great outdoors. Stones, moss, sand, grass and flowers can all make a unique centerpiece on their own or be combined to make a statement. Get creative in how you display them!
– Use Garden tools as décor. Water pots can hold flowers and garden tools stuck into pretty containers can be a fun and unexpected centerpiece for your next outdoor gathering.
– Get practical. Both herbs and mosquito-resisting plants are both functional and beautiful for your outdoor and indoor spaces. Pot them in fun containers and set them around your space to add beauty, function and great conversation pieces to your next party!
What your favorite way to decorate for summer?