Creating a Summer-Style Aesthetic in Your Home

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Hello summer! It’s already December and we’re already enjoying the great weather. With long days, warm temperatures, and sunny skies, it might be tempting to take a vacation from productivity and chill in the sun all day; but that’s not the way to go about it. Instead, use the sunnier days as an opportunity to style your home for summer and make your space beautiful and comfortable.

Let there be Light

Boasting a fun, carefree vibe, this graphic features a calming tropical island sunrise and powder white sand. Its inviting tone will help you welcome guests and family into your home, even if its decorated in a more contemporary or industrial theme. This invitation is sized for easy DIY printing at home or for local printing at a copy center. Modern, creative, and spontaneous, this floral motif offers an elegant update for the classic floral alphabet.

Coastal Feel

Inspiration for Hampton style often comes from the sea and waterfront homes, with design elements expressed in white, neutral colors, and wood accents. Summer is the perfect time to bring a touch of that relaxed coastal feel to your home by adding neutral tones like beige and white to your furniture and decor. Floor rugs are particularly well suited to these colors, given their ability to tie together the look of an entire room and play off the color of your floors.

All fired up

You can use a fireplace year-round with an easy summer-style makeover. While you don’t need to actually light the fireplace in the summer, you can still create a cozy ambiance by placing floral arrangements or even urns with LED candles on the hearth, covering the fireplace with a permanent mantle to give it a more finished look, or covering the fireplace with a removable cover like this one. 

Travel shots

Collecting photographs or travel mementos from your favorite destinations is a great way to decorate your home in a practical, affordable way. Adding a gallery wall with images of your favorite vacations makes for an easy, inexpensive decorating project that can instantly transform your space. It also serves as a little motivation to get outside and explore new places.

Garden fresh

The smell of fresh flowers is one of summer’s most wonderful experiences. Whether you picked them yourself or purchased a bundle from your local farmer’s market, placing bright blooms in vases around areas of your home that get a lot of foot traffic is sure to put a pep in everyone’s step.

Take it Outside

Eyeing the sunny weather? Bring out the outdoor furniture and accessories to create a space where fun can flourish. Bring out your rattan, wicker, metal, wood and plastic furniture to enjoy the warm evenings in your garden, creating a comfortable setting for gatherings. Festoon string lights in pink or white color schemes create an enchanting effect as well as soft fairy lights to illuminate pathways and corners of your garden.

Format Homes is a custom New Home Builder in Adelaide, and they have a great design aesthetic. Their website carries plenty of images of homes, with each one representing a different season and style that you can inspire your home to have.

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About the Author: Peter Beaumont

Peter Beaumont is a senior reporter on Daily Mid Time Global Development desk. He has reported extensively from conflict zones including Africa, the Balkans and the Middle East and is the author of The Secret Life of War: Journeys Through Modern Conflict. Email: