With the temperatures rising all week, summer is definitely in full swing. And what better way to beat the heat then bringing the bright sunshine into your home? Here are some decor ideas to lighten up your home, get ready for those summer pool parties, and make your pretentious neighbors jealous:
Want your entire house to smell like a bed of roses and not the wet dog that just ran through your kitchen? Hang flowers outdoors or group them in small vases around the house to add a pop of color to your decor. Pluck flowers from your garden or cheat and buy a bouquet from your local grocery.
Take a tip from every cat ever: the best place to nap is in the summer sun. Take a lounge chair outside or put up a hammock with bright pillows between two trees to create the perfect napping space. Enjoy the precious silence while your kids are away at summer camp and read that book you’ve been trying to finish since January.
Pretend you don’t care your dry cleaning bill by adding pure white curtains to your porch. Outside curtains add privacy, and shield you from the sun and pesky mosquitos. Or place gauzy panels by the pool and imagine you’re sunbathing in the Caribbean, not dodging the spray from your husband’s belly flops.
If there’s one thing that’s going to get you through these hot months, it’s summer cocktails. Restock your bar with fruity mixers, festive glassware, and lots of alcohol for your next party. Enjoy a fresh mojito or a margarita, or both, with your friends while you supervise your kids beating each other with pool noodles.
You don’t need to splurge on a new porch or build an outdoor kitchen to get your home ready for summer. But if you are looking for an upgrade, visit GoldenKey to find the perfect home for all your festive decor, with neighbors you’ll actually want to invite over.