Having a summer ambiance in your living room is always a good idea, no matter which season the calendar currently shows. Those summer vibes can really make a huge difference in the area where you spend most of your free time. And not only will space itself look vibrant and vivacious, but you and your friends and family will also feel joyful and effervescent. We give you some simple tips and tricks on how to achieve this.
Windows and Drapes
The first thing you want to do when it comes to bringing that sought out summer vibe into your living room is taking care of natural lighting. Make sure your windows are sparkly clean and the sun itself will already do wonders for your living room.In case your living room is located in a way that it doesn’t get that much sun during the day, you should try to compensate this with some light curtains and bright colors. Ideally, you want the place to ooze with that natural outdoor atmosphere, so remember to pick colors and styles that match those sensations.
What better way to achieve that summer vibe than by adding some flowers or other plants? Bring the fresh flowers from your garden into the living room each day, and you’re bound to create that same feeling of relaxation in your home as well. If you don’t have a garden, make a mental note of buying flowers every time you go out to shop for groceries. This little habit will definitely make the place more cheerful and lively.
This tip is a must – have you ever visited someone’s home and thought how empty and cold everything feels just because there are no wall decorations in there? The important thing to remember is that you won’t get that summer vibe just by painting the walls in bright colors (although that is a good start). Try adding paintings, rugs, or beach photo prints to liven up the place and create that spirited and dynamic atmosphere. There’s really no better way to spruce up your living room than by adding some good-looking paintings or prints that quickly get you into the summer groove.
Paint (or Reupholster) the Furniture If It’s Dark
Dark hues and shades really don’t sit that well with summer vibes. This is a perfect opportunity to paint the furniture and give it some brighter tones. There’s no need to call the professionals here, as you can even make this a little DIY project that can be fun for the whole family.Another good option to consider is to reupholster your furniture. Opting for brighter colors is really a no-brainer here, but you should also consider patterns and styles that mimic summer ambiance. For instance, the safest bet would be to choose flower patterns, but you can also opt for art decor-inspired patterns and encaustic designs.
Bright Summery Rug
We’ve covered almost everything – starting from the interior décor of walls, windows, furniture, and now it’s time to give your floors some summer vibes. Adding a bright summery rug can really make a room stand out. And just like with drapes and furniture, you want the tones and colors that create the feeling of warmth and leisure by one quick glance at the floor.You want the rug to be light, so don’t go for the ’heavy’ materials like wool here. As far as patterns and colors go, choose the tones that match with the rest of the room. Remember not to go overboard, as too many colors and different patterns can create the opposite of mental repose, tranquility, and peacefulness.
Summery vibes don’t have to be reserved just for summer. We gave you some simple yet effective tips and tricks on how to create a summer atmosphere in your living room, and make it last throughout the whole year. Whether you opt for all of these tips, or you just pick the few that are most convenient for you currently, you’ll most definitely feel the difference.