Transition from Spring to Summer Decor: A Helpful Guide

Transition from Spring to Summer Decor: A Helpful Guide

As the warmth of spring gives way to the heat of summer, it’s the perfect time to refresh your home. Transitioning your home from spring to summer decor involves more than just swapping a few items. It’s about embracing the vibrant, sun-soaked energy of the season! Here are some tips to seamlessly shift your home’s style and ambiance from spring to summer.

Transition from Spring to Summer Decor: A Helpful Guide

1. Lighten Up Your Color Palette

Spring: Pastel shades and soft hues dominate spring decor, creating a calm and fresh atmosphere.

Summer: Transition to bolder, brighter colors. Think sunny yellows, ocean blues, tropical greens, and coral pinks. These vibrant shades evoke the essence of summer and add a lively touch to your home.

Tip: Replace pastel throw pillows with ones in bright, summery colors. This is one of the easiest changes to make when you pair  Fairfield World pillow inserts with new pillow covers! If you want to DIY your own summer pillow covers, this “Life is Sweet” project is perfect for summer decorating!

summer indoor garden

2. Embrace Natural Elements

Spring: Florals are abundant, with soft, blooming arrangements.

Summer: Incorporate more greenery and tropical plants. Think palm leaves, succulents, and ferns. Not only do they add a fresh look, but they also thrive in the summer heat.

Tip: Create a small indoor garden with potted plants. Use woven baskets or ceramic pots to give it a summery feel. If you don’t have a lot of space, use Poly-Pellets to create your own Air Plant Terrariums with Poly-Pellets®.

tropical leaf pillow summer decor

3. Switch Up Your Fabrics

Spring: Light, airy fabrics like linen and cotton in pastel shades dominate.

Summer: Go for breathable, lightweight fabrics in brighter colors. Swap out heavy throws and blankets for lighter ones. Opt for cotton or linen bedding to keep cool during warm nights.

Tip: Introduce summer-themed throws and cushions with nautical or tropical patterns, like this DIY tropical leaf pillow. Weather Soft Indoor/Outdoor Pillows will last the whole summer because they have a have a water repellent shell that keeps the inner 100% polyester fiberfill from becoming saturated in wet weather. With Weather Soft you have the freedom to decorate your space using any fabric style you prefer, including marine and outdoor fabrics.

oly-fun wall art tutorial

4. Update Your Wall Art

Spring: Delicate floral prints and soft art pieces are common.

Summer: Choose artwork that features beach scenes, vibrant abstracts, or tropical landscapes. These pieces will bring a touch of summer indoors and serve as a focal point in any room.

Tip: Create a gallery wall with summer-themed art or photos from your favorite beach vacations. A fun way to inexpensively create vibrant wall art is with Oly-Fun Fabric! This unique textile can be cut with scissors, dies, and cutting machines to create one-of-a-kind wall art that’s perfect for summer decorating.

cloud light

5. Maximize Natural Light

Spring: Sheer curtains let in the gentle spring sunlight.

Summer: Emphasize natural light to create an airy, open feel. Swap out heavier drapes for sheer, white curtains. Keep windows clean to allow maximum sunlight to flood in.

Tip: Use mirrors strategically to reflect light and make your space feel brighter and larger. For kids spaces or summer events, bring the outdoors inside with a fun cloud light DIY project!

DIy summer cushion pattern

6. Outdoor Spaces

Spring: Prepare your patio or balcony with light furniture and a few potted plants.

Summer: Transform your outdoor space into a summer retreat. Add colorful cushions, a stylish outdoor rug, and string lights or lanterns for evening ambiance. Don’t forget to include some shade options like a patio umbrella or canopy.

Tip: Create an outdoor lounge area with a hammock or a cozy seating arrangement perfect for summer gatherings. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to make your own comfy cushions! Fairfield World has a free pattern with step by step instructions so you can transition your outdoor spaces from spring to summer decor.

tropical table decor DIY

7. Accessorize with Seasonal Decor

Spring: Subtle touches of spring with pastel decor items and floral accents.

Summer: Bring in summer vibes with seashells, driftwood, and beach-themed accessories. Display bowls of fresh fruit or summer flowers like sunflowers and daisies.

Tip: Use scented candles or diffusers with tropical or citrus scents to evoke the feeling of summer indoors. You can even use fruit and plant cuttings to make beautiful tropical decor for summer!

DIy basket storage

8. Declutter and Simplify

Spring: Spring cleaning often leads to decluttering spaces.

Summer: Keep the trend going by maintaining a clean, simplified space. Store away unnecessary items to keep your home feeling open and airy.

Tip: Use decorative baskets and boxes to organize and hide clutter while adding a stylish touch to your decor. This Coiled Woolen Basket, made with Stiffen™ Double Sided Fusible Interfacing, is perfect for creating your own storage that looks stylish.

Transition from Spring to Summer Decor: A Helpful Guide

Transitioning from spring to summer decor is all about capturing the essence of the new season. By incorporating brighter colors, natural elements, and light fabrics, you can effortlessly bring the warmth and vibrancy of summer into your home. Embrace the change, refresh your space, and enjoy the sunny, carefree days ahead. Happy decorating!

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