Summer brings images of delicious ice cream, the hot beach weather, sun-kissed skin, as well as feelings of playfulness, laughter, and fun. Summer also gives you an excellent excuse to update your living room decor to welcome that lively summer vibe. You can opt to pop in a few accessories to liven your living room, or you can go big and splurge on a carpet or a couch. You can store away most of the summer decor when the season is over, ready to be used for next time. Here are seven simple ways to make your living room summer-ready.
Getting your living room summer-ready can be as simple as adding lemons to your living room. The lemon’s bright yellow color and citrus smell instantly bring a pop of summer into your living room. Arrange the lemons in a bowl and place them as your centerpiece, or set the lemons inside a big apothecary vase. Plus, you can always make refreshing lemonade when you need to replace them. Lemons are an aesthetic and functional choice to liven up any living room this summer.
Summer Scents with Candles
The nose knows, and science agrees that scents can trigger memories. Fill your living room with scented candles in bright colors that complement your summer palette. Choose scents that remind you of your memorable summer experiences so you can see and smell summer.
Candles come in all colors and sizes. Pick the ones that will fit well with your existing living room decor. The trick is to limit to one or two scents, so your olfactory senses are not overwhelmed. If this is your first time trying candles, you can’t go wrong with citrus aromas.
Decorate with Plants and Succulents
Summer is all about the outdoors and enjoying the green scenery that comes with it. Replicate the feeling of being outside even if you are staying indoors this summer by putting green leafy plants in colorful containers all around the house. Plants give your room an instant lift and also help clean the air that you breathe.
However, if watering your plants is not something you look forward to, look into succulent plants. Succulents store water in their leaves, stems, or roots, which translates to not needing watering all the time. Succulents such as cacti come in different shapes, sizes, and colors so you can mix and match according to your taste in a bright container and place it on your windowsill for an instant summer feel.
Splurge on a New Sofa
If you’ve wanted to splurge on a new sofa for some time now, summer is the perfect time to do it. Remember that a good sofa is both pleasing to the eye and functional. Choose a couch that complements your color palette, your needs, and your budget.
If you are considering buying a sofa but all the beautiful choices out there are overwhelming, you can go to Home of Cozy to get honest reviews of sofas before you make your choice.
Give Your Couch New Life With Summer Cushion Covers
Customize your living room sofa with cushion covers in vivid summer colors. Cushion covers are a simple way to liven up any living room space, and the choices of color combination and design are endless. Only your imagination sets the limit on what you can do.
The first step in choosing your summer cushion covers is to think of a theme. For example, if you decide on a beach theme, you can select blue and white cushion covers. Or go with a tropical print to remind you of the breezy palm trees swaying on the beach.
Use Colorful Vases
Colorful vases are another simple and easy way to spruce up your living space for summer. Brightly colored vases are an excellent way to add some summer color to your living room. Plus, they are readily available in any furniture store or even in thrift stores. If you feel artistically inclined, you can even paint plain white vases with your choice of color to suit your theme. If you want to level it up, you can add cut flowers.
Try Summer Curtains
If your living room still has blackout curtains that worked well for winter and fall, summer is an excellent time to think about changing to a light fabric that can let in the summer sun. This is a sure-fire way to brighten your living room.
Consider sheer curtains for summer. These soften the light that goes through and give the living room a calm and relaxing vibe—while still giving you the privacy you want. Whatever curtains you choose, it’s a simple way to put some summer into your home.
Decorating your living room so that it’s ready for summer is fun, easy, and relatively inexpensive if you know where to start. So whether you have a spacious living room or a cozy one, these tips can certainly help get the summer vibe started in your house. Happy decorating!