Summer decorating: 15 ideas for unique designer homes
Constant changes in the decoration of our home are essential for the interior design to shine with its own light. Modifying some furniture, textile complements and other home decorations with the change of seasons is essential for our homes to adapt to the new times and the latest trends. For this reason, and with summer just around the corner, we dedicate today’s post to summer decoration.
What furniture should we change? What are the star colours to decorate the home? What textile materials should we choose to achieve a fresh and light-filled atmosphere? From Molins Design today we answer these and many other questions. Stay with us to discover 15 ideas for the most cheerful and lively summer decoration.
1. Light and resistant materials for furnitrure
Opt for decoration with natural fibres: wicker, rattan, jute, esparto grass, etc. These materials are here to stay.
Rattan chairs, wardrobes made with wicker grids or bamboo headboards for the bedroom. There are many decorative elements that have become a trend in interior design today. It is as if the typical aesthetics of the 70s have returned to create cosier atmospheres in the home. However, following a less cluttered and more minimalist line.
Sustainable, ecological and natural! These are the new design pieces made with natural fibres. If you want to achieve comfortable spaces with a lot of personality, don’t hesitate to integrate natural fibres in the furniture and decorative complements of your home.
2. Wallpaper, a booming trend
This year, tropical themed wallpaper is all the rage. A risky bet, but very successful to place on bedroom walls and even for the entrance hall of our home.
This material offers a touch of colour and joy that reminds us of summer. Therefore, it will be the ideal element to break with the more sober and typical style of winter.
Think that less is more, so you don’t need to wallpaper all the walls of your home. From Molins Design we recommend you to use wallpaper on very specific walls, to highlight certain spaces with an exclusive and original decoration.
Venetian, sunburst, industrial style or antique with a golden frame. Wall mirrors are becoming the latest trend in summer decoration.
These elements help to increase the feeling of spaciousness in rooms, as well as being functional and aesthetically perfect to complement bare walls. Some interior designers even dare to combine several mirrors with different geometric shapes to create dynamism and amplify the natural light inside the home.
4. Indoor plants for summer
Decorating with plants is always a good idea to achieve an exclusive design in the summer season. In summer we should opt for plants that are resistant, easy to care for and that aesthetically combine with the rest of the decorative elements.
Before choosing the species for your home, we recommend that you think about what type of plants you prefer: flowering, large, long-lasting, tall or vines, for example. Don’t worry if your home doesn’t get too much natural light, there are all kinds of indoor plants that need little light to live indoors.
5. Crochet fashion
Crochet has become the deco trend you can’t miss out on this summer. This textile, widely used in fashion to show off all kinds of garments and accessories, is now also making its way into the domestic sphere.
As they are handmade and have a very interesting rustic aesthetic, several handmade pieces have started to emerge: cushion covers, blankets, rugs, etc. Elements that help to dress the space and add comfort to every room in the home.
6. Wicker mats for the front door
As we have already said, natural fibres give a touch of warmth and calm to any room in the home. Therefore, we cannot continue this article on summer decoration without taking into account wicker rugs.
These elements fulfil the decorative function of dressing up rooms and providing a more sophisticated aesthetic. They are complements that can be found in different shapes and colours, suitable for each and every room in the home. They also have a practical function to delimit spaces, as they insulate thermally and acoustically, helping to protect the floor in areas with a lot of activity.
7. Flowery designs
Tropical style should be all over your home this summer! Add a touch of the beach to your spaces, with bright colours and bold accessories, to make your home’s interior design shine.
We’ve come up with several ideas to inspire you: printed cushions to liven up your sofa, centrepieces decorated with flowers or fruit, bed linen to match the paint colours in your bedroom, etc.
8. Linen curtains
In summer, curtains lose weight and thickness and are dressed in lighter colours. For this reason, textile fibres such as linen become the most popular curtains for living rooms and bedrooms. In addition, and thanks to the fact that it is a very breathable material, linen allows fresh air to pass through, creating a fresh and elegant atmosphere.
Knots in curtains that lead directly onto the terrace are also a trend. In this way, functionality and aesthetics come together in this type of complements that serve to increase privacy and to qualify the entry of light from our windows.
9. Hanging lamps
Imagine having a rustic style pendant lamp over the dining table. Don’t you think it’s spectacular?
At Molins Design we are aware of the importance of lighting elements in the decoration of a home. For this reason, we recommend including in the interior design of your home, a pendant lamp that works as an auxiliary light for spotlights embedded in the wall.
These elements can serve as a support point to give the importance it deserves to certain objects in our living room, kitchen or bedrooms.
10. Modern cheerful paintings
Abstract paintings are becoming basic complements for summer decoration. Adding a touch of modernity and colour to the empty walls of your home can be a great way to enrich and give personality to any room.
You can opt for a large design or think of a combination of small pictures to place as a decorative mural on the wall.
11. Summer tableware
If there is one thing we do day in and day out during the summer, it is lunch and dinner with family and friends. For this reason, we recommend you to have summer tableware that fills all your meals with light and colour.
Go for a colourful and cheerful tableware set, which combines perfectly with your interior and exterior decoration.
12. Outdoor tables with enamelled mosaics
For patios and gardens you can choose more eye-catching furniture, placing tables and chairs with enamelled mosaics. With a Mediterranean look, you will achieve, thanks to the colours of these elements, a garden set that will be the envy of all your friends.
13. Urban gardens
If you do not have a terrace because your home is located in the city centre, you can opt for urban gardens. These include practical and functional summer decoration, where you can find multifunctional wooden furniture, decoration with plants and even elements of concealment and shading to enjoy privacy and good weather outdoors too.
14. Bet on in&out furniture
Be smart and renovate the old furniture in your home so that it can be used for both the interior and exterior design of your home. If there’s one thing we love about decorative projects, it’s that we can also do DIY crafts at home, giving a second life to furniture we were thinking of throwing away.
15. Don't forget scent your home!
Last but not least, think about the aromas in your home. It offers different scents in the rooms of your home, which help you to feel really at ease.
Have an aroma diffuser that can completely scent your home and achieve different smells depending on your mood and the task you are doing. You can also place scented plants and spices that keep insects at bay in your home. Choose the scent you want at home this summer!