2023 Summer Home Deco Guide: 7 Tips
As the sun shines brighter and the days grow longer in many parts of the world, it’s time to infuse your living spaces with the vibrant energy of summer. Whether you live in a temperate region or where it is hot and sunny all year long like Southeast Asia, we’re here to help you create the perfect summer oasis through the essence of seasonal home décor. From refreshing colour palettes to inspiring tile collections, let’s explore the essential elements that will elevate your home to new heights in this sunny weather:
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Decorate with Blue, Yellow, and White
Embrace the sun-kissed spirit of summer by incorporating a refreshing colour scheme of blue, yellow, and white. While blue and yellow tend to exist on opposite ends of the colour spectrum, they are complementary as they evoke the clear skies, golden sands, and sparkling waters of the season. Consider adding pops of these colours through decorative cushions, rugs, and accessories in combination with the earthy shades of La-Borne tiles to instantly uplift your interior with a joyful and invigorating ambiance.
Bring Out the Plants and Floral Prints
Summer is the perfect time to invite nature indoors. Enhance your decor with lush greenery, potted plants, and vibrant floral arrangements, and embrace floral prints on curtains, upholstery, and even wallpapers to infuse your spaces with the beauty of blossoms and the rejuvenating essence of nature, paired with a backdrop of stone surfaces like those on Rocka by Portino.
More researchers are connecting the presence of natural elements with benefits for one’s mental and emotional well–being. So, whether you’re adopting a boho-inspired interior or something more modern and contemporary, don’t be afraid to touch it up with some (or a lot of) greenery!
Bring Your Living Room Outside
If bringing the outdoors in isn’t quite your style, why not bring the indoors out? The warm weather is a great excuse to extend your living room to the outdoors. If you have a spacious porch or balcony, create an inviting outdoor seating area with comfortable furniture, cushions, and throws. For an added tactile dimension to your time spent outdoors, you could also consider wood textured tiles like ZR Barnwood that authentically recreates the look and feel of wood while being resistant to weather.
Get more ideas with our Tips on Creating a Zen Outdoor Space.
Introduce Water Features
Bring the calming influence of water into your home with soothing water features. Consider placing a small fountain or a tabletop water garden in your living room or outdoor space. The gentle sound of flowing water will add a touch of serenity and create a peaceful ambiance that complements the summer season.
That said, watch out for stagnant water, as it can potentially become a breeding ground for mosquitoes! When planning for water features, it pays to invest in flowing water. If you have the budget to spare for a water wall feature, you can go all out with an extra-large marble backdrop like Vogue Grande to complement the coursing waters!
Illuminate with Summer-Inspired Lighting
Finally, transform your home’s lighting to match the sunlit days of summer. While warm and soft lighting fixtures can exude a welcoming glow during the evenings, cooler colour temperatures (above 4000K) could be preferable when the heat proves oppressive. For a touch of whimsy, you could consider incorporating string lights or fairy lights to add a touch of enchantment to your outdoor spaces as well.
At Niro Ceramic Group, we take pride in offering a wide range of tiles and home decor solutions that perfectly complement the spirit of every season. Explore our refreshing tile collections to curate a summer home that reflects your personal style.
Soften the Sunlight with Sheers
It bears reminding that summer is not all about warm nights and golden sunsets – the afternoon heat can get quite brutal! During especially hot days, as the summer sun streams through your windows, you can soften its brilliance with sheer curtains. These light and airy fabrics add a touch of elegance and allow gentle sunlight to filter through, creating a serene and tranquil atmosphere within your home.
Replace Thick Fabrics with Breezy Ones
Speaking of sheers, summer is also the time to stow away your heavy blankets and thick fabrics, and welcome lightweight materials that embrace the summer breeze. Thicker fabrics tend to absorb and retain heat, which is great in colder weather, but not necessarily what you want when it’s hot! You could opt for breathable cotton or linen textiles for your bedding and furnishings, which will keep you cool during warm nights, ensuring a restful and relaxing sleep.
If you have heavy wool rugs that decorate your space, you could roll them up and replace them with jute rugs which don’t retain as much heat. Check out more of our tips on matching fabric with tiles.