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15 Summer Decor Ideas to Welcome the Season

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The best summer decor ideas draw inspiration from the things that make the season so special, like sitting outside on long, warm days, splashing around in the pool, and relaxing on vacation. If you’re ready for a summer refresh, then these ideas are just what you need to bring the sunshine to your home.  

When we think of summer design, porch decorating ideas and deck decorating ideas are normally top of mind, but here’s the thing: Summer decor is equally impactful indoors as it is outdoors. So, it’s important to cover both! There are plenty of ways to infuse summer style into every room in your home and to help get you inspired, we’ve rounded up some beautiful summer decorating ideas in a range of budgets and styles. After you’re done making these quick and easy updates, you can move on to your curb appeal.


Radius Ficonstone Indoor/Outdoor Planters

West Elm


An easy patio decorating idea is to arrange a few chic planters together and fill them with your favorite seasonal blooms. We personally love grouping planters together in the same color and style but in different sizes.


Aketekete Rainbow Fan 2



One of the best and easiest ways to incorporate summer into your decor is by layering in brightly colored objects on your bookshelves, walls, or tabletops. Something like this handmade fan is perfect for adding that pop without going full-on maximalist.


Backyard Blooms Cotton Napkins, Set of 4

Pottery Barn


Flowers are in peak bloom in early summer, so draw inspiration from nature and layer floral patterns into your place settings. Pair these napkins with rattan trays, brightly colored dishes, and flickering candles for a gorgeous indoor or outdoor seasonal table.


Split Colorblock Indoor/Outdoor Pillow

West Elm


The season is brimming with color, and the decorative accents in your home should be just as vibrant. Find throw pillows that are built to last, even in inclement weather. The home accessory is a simple way to dress up your sofa indoors or out for seasonal flair.


Palisades Metal Rectangular Outdoor Dining Table

Pottery Barn


Summers are meant to be enjoyed around the table outdoors—so a setup that’s geared toward entertaining is ideal. Surround a table like this with larger chairs that boast squishy cushions for an intimate gathering, or several slim chairs if you’re hosting a crowd. Fill your surroundings with as much greenery as possible.


Banff Oval Fire Bowl

Williams Sonoma


A cozy gathering place is a must for summer get-togethers. For hangouts that last long after the sun goes down, a fire pit (and s’mores) is essential to keep guests warm and cozy.


Larnaca Teak Lantern

Williams Sonoma


For small or large outdoor spaces, we love the sleek, modern silhouette of these teak lanterns. Sprinkle them throughout your patio for an enchanting entertaining area or arrange them out front for a simple (yet impactful) porch decorating idea.


Sand & Stable Bournemouth Quilt Set



This three-piece set hints at nostalgic summers at the lake with family and friends, and remaking your bed is an easy summer decorating idea that will change the entire look and feel of your space. This would also work for a guest room if you have a lot of summertime visitors.


Wild Strawberry 12-Piece Melamine Dinnerware Set

Sur La Table


Strawberries are the most famous fruit of the season, and this gorgeous outdoor dining set is just right for a whimsical backyard brunch or lunch. Add a gingham table runner to complete the look.


Dark Grey Iris Totem Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug, 6′ 7″ x 9′

Rugs USA


Rugs are always an easy way to make a big impact. Swap out your winter rug for lighter, natural materials that pay homage to the outdoors. Indoor-outdoor rugs like this one work well because they won’t get ruined as everyone comes in and out from their summertime activities.


BlessingsandBoxwood Summer Wreath



For an easy porch decorating idea, hang a handmade wreath on your front door. This one is made with faux flowers so you can use it again and again to boost your curb appeal.


Pitta Vase



This stunning vase is an absolute showstopper—and reviewers confirm it’s just as lovely in person as it is in this photograph. Fill it with seasonal blooms for a memorable dining table centerpiece.


Scott Living Jessa Linen Semi-Sheer Curtains



Curtains are another simple swap that change the look and feel of a space without overspending or overworking. Sheer and linen fabrics are a perfect match for summer and a little floral pattern makes the ideal finishing touch.


Superstitchous Cherry Throw Blanket



A whimsical throw that symbolizes the season is a simple way to update your living room, reading nook, or bedroom. Cherries are a lush summer fruit, with peak season in July, and the fruit symbolizes beauty, harmony, and friendship.


Arlmont & Co. Harrington Hammock



The ultimate outdoor oasis calls for a place to completely relax and unwind. We love this hammock because it’s freestanding and works in any type of yard (trees not required).

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