5 Easy Ways To Decorate Your Home For Summer Holidays & Beyond
You may think you can only decorate your home once the leaves change or the snow starts to fall, but that's not true! There are plenty of designer ideas to dress up your home and brighten your spirit year 'round. Here are five quick and easy ways to spruce up your home for any season.
The fireplace mantel is often viewed as a focal point of a room. Use it as the springboard for establishing your holiday decor, but try and stick to one cohesive theme. Multiple themes can have a negative impact on room flow and cause your home to feel cluttered rather than tied together. Need some inspiration? Summer is coming, and it's the perfect time to change out the decor on your mantel. Here are some winning themes that caught our attention.
Tickle the senses with seasonally appropriate scents. Place bowls of potpourri or fragrant candles near your entryway and throughout your home. Simmer cinnamon sticks and cloves on the stove to fill your house with the wonderful smell that will evoke memories of fall. Add dried lavender, cut flowers or fresh herbs to vases, decorative bowls or mason jars to infuse any room with an uplifting scent that's perfect for spring and summer.
Serve up a holiday centerpiece using the colors of the season. Use a decorative tray as the base, add a bowl or other shaped vessel, then fill with accents to match the season: pine cones, ornaments, Easter eggs, seashells, pumpkins, or whatever else suits your fancy. For a quick decoration that doubles as a sweet treat, put out a bowl of holiday candies in an attractive stemmed glass or apothecary jar.
Baskets are a relatively inexpensive decor item and can be swapped out or redesigned for each holiday. Pick up plain baskets at thrift stores, craft fairs or garage sales, then take them home and decorate for the season. For example, a basket for Independence Day could be painted red, accented with a patriotic ribbon, then filled with napkins, plastic utensils, condiments and other kitchen gadgets for a 4th of July barbecue or buffet.
Almost any outdoor space can be decorated with seasonal flair. Even something as simple as a doormat is a quick and easy way to bring the holidays to your home. If you have a porch bench, add some decorative outdoor pillows for an extra burst of color. Yard stakes are also an inexpensive decor item that can be changed out easily for each holiday or summer occasion. Flower stakes, garden flags and themed planters will all help you make the outside of your house as festive as the inside.