Ways To Brighten Up Your Home For Summer

Lindsay Judge   |   29-07-2021

As temperatures continue to rise we discover some of the ways you can add vibrancy to your home over the summer months.


As summer arrives it’s the perfect time to transition your home from spring to summer and add some bright, fresh touches to your living area. Aseel Abdullah Sarieh, Senior Design Consultant at Ethan Allen Abu Dhabi shares some of the ways you can liven up your home this summer.


1. Freshen up your room decoration

You can brighten your home and give it a summery feel by adding throw pillows, area rugs, and other accents pieces such as trays, decorative bowls and baskets.


2. Swap to linen bedding

Swap out your heavier bedding with linen sheets and pillowcases for a breezier look and feel with lighter fabrics that are soft to the touch. Linen sheets will have you feeling as though you’re on vacation in no time!


3. Introduce florals and add a pop of colour

When choosing colours and prints opt for energising tones such as yellows, greens, and oranges.                                Incorporate a mix of patterns and don’t be afraid to mix and match. Adding flowers is a nice touch to make the living room brighter and fresher.



4. Spotlight Coral Decor

Add tropical colours and materials such as lime green and pale coral as accents in your living room or bedroom. This will immediately add a summer feel to any room.


5. Add statement furniture pieces

Statement furniture is great all year round, but for summer choose lighter materials and pieces that remind you of vacation such as love seats, ottomans and benches. Reposition the furniture in your home to create more of a welcoming, laidback atmosphere.


6. Bring in summer scents

Clean scents such as lemon, orange, and lime will remind you of summers gone by. Or, if you’re more of a floral person, choose spring-ready fragrances like fresh rose for more of a feminine touch.


7. Bring the Outdoors In

Introducing plants and other natural elements to a room — whether potted plants, fresh leaves, or flowers will instantly make the space feel more summery



8. Hang mirrors adjacent to windows and doorways

The mirrors will reflect the incoming light and make the room brighter. Mirrors can also make the room look larger or have the appearance of another window to give a room summer vibes.


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