You’re done with spring cleaning, but you can’t help but think to yourself your apartment is missing something. The summer is here, so some summer decorating is in order! It might not be feasible to begin a complete overhaul, but luckily, it only takes a little creativity and effort to get your apartment looking as lively as your outdoor surroundings. Here are three easy tips for you to consider:
Establish More Light
You gain extra hours of natural light in the summer, but prolong your days even more by adding additional sources of light. Perhaps your apartment is naturally dark, making it harder to adjust to the bright summer sun. From floor lamps and table lamps to real or faux candles and hanging recycled Christmas lights, the possibilities of establishing valuable light sources in your apartment for the summer are endless.
Whether you prefer real flowers, fake flowers or are just attracted to floral prints, the summer is the season for introducing them to your apartment. There are various types of plants and flowers that thrive indoors, or you can take advantage of your apartment balcony or porch to display them. Fake flowers work, too, especially if you don’t have the time to properly care for the real thing. Floral patterned rugs, carpets, pillows or tablecloths are also a nice decorative touch.
Inject some color
Neutral or monochromatic colors are synonymous with winter and its cooler weather. If you look out your window, the flowers are blooming, colorful birds are making an appearance, and the sky is a brilliant and clear blue. In order for your apartment to showcase a summer theme, you must have pops of color -- everywhere! If you’re scared to take the plunge, start slowly by exchanging drab looking pillows, linens, curtains and rugs for bold and brightly colored pieces. You can always go back to boring and bland when the temperatures drop in the fall and winter.
If you’re lacking summer decorating inspiration, look to your most favorite summer vacation destinations. For a beach-inspired look, stick with various shades of aqua and blue, or make it a tropical oasis by utilizing bright colors, designs and patterns alongside your new additions of plants and flowers. Once you’re done with decorating your apartment for the summer, you can finally enjoy the pool in your apartment community, firing up the grill and participating in fun summer activities!