Have you been counting the days until summer? Can’t wait to crack open the windows, do some spring cleaning, and say goodbye to winter? If so, you may be wondering how to spruce up your home to give it a summer décor makeover. After all, 2020 marked the beginning of a new decade, which is the perfect time to take a look around and make sure your décor isn’t stuck in the past. It’s super easy to give your home a trendy refresh while also putting your own unique twist on it. Here are some great summer décor trends that people are really warming up to this year.
Trends come and go, and thankfully the antique accent trend is back for 2020 — but only in moderation. Letting a couple of antique pieces do the work for you is more impactful than making your whole home look just plain “old.” It doesn’t have to be a real antique either, as long as it looks the part. Think romantic, ornate décor. Anything that adds a little antique vibe in your summer living space can give it something unique while also being on-trend.
The 2020 Pantone Color of the Year is classic blue, making it pretty much perfect for summer décor. Bring the blue skies and ocean waves inside easily with some classic blue pillows, bedding, or kitchen or bath towels. They don’t have to be solid blue, though, if you just want a touch of the color. Patterns and florals against a white background are in style as well. In addition, you can even paint an accent wall blue for the summer to really embrace the trend.
A “bright and airy” kitchen meant all white about 10 years ago, but designers are predicting a change in the trend, leaning more toward natural wood for a bright look that isn’t stark white. However, they are also defying the all-white trend by using brightly colored cabinets. So if you’re really into the Pantone color of the year, you may as well use it as an excuse to paint your kitchen cabinets blue this summer.
Canopy beds are all the rage these days, perhaps because the Victorian/antique look is in style as well. But they don’t have to be clunky wooden ones with heavy fabric draping over it. The use of metal and acrylic makes for a sleek yet affordable look. Refresh your bedding with new comforters and bed sheets if you’re still using old winter ones. You’d be surprised how much changing the bed frame and bedding can make your room look completely different.
Sure, you might associate wicker and rattan with patio furniture, but 2020 is bringing the look indoors for summer. If you’ve ever sat in a wicker rocking chair or loveseat, you can likely still hear the creak of the wood, bringing back warm, nostalgic vibes of summers past. Picture a piece in your living room with a cute throw pillow tossed on it to make it look like it inviting to sit on indoors.
Aside from antiques, there are other ways to make your home welcoming and comfortable this season. Summer of 2020 will embrace a variety of textures that beg to be touched. Whether a mohair throw blanket, soft leather accents, or anything in between, you’ll see lots of different texture combinations to create a nice contrast with your décor that also makes for an inviting living space.
We’ve focused on indoor décor, but don’t forget about the exterior of your house. One way to do this is by swapping out your old dirty doormats for new fresh ones. Personalized doormats are cool too. In addition, placing a bright floral arrangement (even if it’s fake) can brighten up your outdoor patio set. Don’t forget about lighting at nighttime. Place a number of solar lights along the walkway to add an element of beauty and security to the front of your home. In the backyard, some stringed bulbs across the fence or over a pergola will add decorative illumination.
Don’t feel like you have to embrace all of these ideas in order to make your home on-trend this summer, especially if they don’t really match your own personal style. Start with one or two and get inspired as you go. After all, it is your home and it should reflect your style too.