Summertime is here, and now is the perfect opportunity to decorate your apartment to match the energetic vibe of the warmer months! Thankfully, you don’t have to spend too much in order to make some big changes. Use the following ideas to give your apartment a great new look for the season.
One of the easiest ways to make the transition into summer is with bright colors! Colors like sky blue, lime green, and coral pink are excellent choices for your summer design. Add some accent pillows in bold tones to your couch and chairs to brighten up the living room. You can also add pillows in these tones to your bed.
Other ways to add bright colors include getting a bold-colored area rug and switching plain bed linens for more vibrant colored ones. For art, swap in graphic paintings and bright picture frames for an instant makeover. Don’t be afraid to mix and match patterns, but stay within a common color scheme to help the styles coordinate together!
Fleeces and wools are perfect for keeping warm in the winter, but they’ll weigh down your space during the summer! Light linen blankets and cottons in bright printed patterns, like something botanical, are appropriate lightweight replacements. Try purchasing new decorative pillows or pillowcases in a fun color palette that reminds you of the bright energy of summer.
For a cheaper option, you could always cover old pillows yourself! Natural textures, such as a woven rug or sisal rug, provide a way to incorporate a natural feel and appearance that can remind you of the outdoors.
Adding flowers and plants to your apartment help breathe a new life into your space. Instantly transform your home into an oasis with a vase filled with summer flowers on your dining table, or a few potted plants near a sunny window. If you’re allergic or just don’t want to worry about watering, you can always choose fake or more low-maintenance plants! Florals such as lilies and orchids are gorgeous and easy to care for when you buy the plant in bloom. Succulents are also another alternative that are equally trendy as they are easy to maintain.
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Summer is usually synonymous with days at the beach or relaxing by the pool. There are many ways to bring those nautical vibes into your apartment! One of the easiest ways to do this is with seashells, which are very inexpensive (if not free from your next trip to the beach). Add some sand and shells into a mason jar with a tea light candle for an instant coastal touch. As far as color palette, think ocean blues and sandy neutrals! Bright, beachy accents such as throw pillows, wall art, and even kitchen accessories, make for an attractive way to bring the feel of a warm and relaxing day at the beach back home in your apartment.
If you’re lucky enough to have a private balcony or patio, you’ll definitely be using it this summer. Make sure your outdoor space is just as decorated as your indoor! It’s easy to incorporate many of the above tips – bright accents, lots of greenery, beachy themes – into decorating your balcony. String lights are another easy and inexpensive way to amp up your outdoor space for the summer! Hang lights along the wall or up around the ceiling of your balcony. You could also use them to outline your patio door. Whatever way you choose to hang them, string lights will instantly brighten up your warm summer nights on the balcony.
Incorporating the warmth of summer into your apartment doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive, as these decorating tips have proved. Living in the luxury apartment homes at Woodmont Ridge at Upper Macungie, every day will feel like a vacation! From the stunning swimming pool and sundeck to our outdoor BBQ and fire pit, this is the perfect place to be for summer. If you’d like to schedule a visit of the Woodmont Ridge community, be sure to fill out a contact form or call us today: 855-826-8255!