5 Easy & Budget- Friendly Decorating Ideas To Try This Summer

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Summer might well be the perfect season to update your interior!

From injecting bright shades into your colour scheme with soft furnishings to investing in the perfect alfresco set, the smallest changes can have the biggest impacts and give your home a completely new vibe.

To help you get started, we’ve compiled 5 must-try summer decorating ideas to refresh your space in no time!

#1 Add Bright Colours 

To bring out the sunshine, inject some colours and zest into your space. It’s as easy as swapping out all your deeper, winter jewel-coloured throws, cushions and decor pieces for bright yellows, pinks and blues. 

But don’t overcrowd on colour! To keep the space balanced, place them carefully around the room.

Designer’s Tip: Try adding a bright cushion with a neutral throw to elevate and balance your lounge. 

#2 Update your Art

There’s nothing more quintessentially Summer-y than the perfect coastal print.

So if your walls are begging for some new love, pick a few prints of your favourite coastal vista and frame them in light ash or yellow-toned timbers. A crisp white frame will work really great as well!

Designer’s Tip: If you’re unsure how big to go with your next piece, measure out the size of your wall with masking tape and leave it up for a few days. If you’re happy with how it sits, then you know that’s the right size and placement. 

#3 Invest in the Perfect Alfresco Set

Long summer days (and nights) are the perfect opportunity for equally as long lunches, brunches & evening drinks.

And what a better way to enjoy the warm air than sitting outside surrounded by friends and family in the perfect alfresco living or dining set.

Designer’s Tip: Opt for an outdoor lounge that is low to the ground with comfy cushions. These just scream ‘relax’ to us! 

#4 Get Some Fun Dinnerware

Neutral handmade ceramics will always be in, but to be a little different try something that’s a bit more distinctive and dare use plates, bowls or cups that are destined to have your guests asking “Where’d you get this?”. 

Designer’s Tips: Fun dinnerware is the perfect companion to your white stoneware and will make any salad or dish look infinity better.

#5 Gift Yourself Some Fresh Flowers

The easiest way to add a pop of green and colour into your space is (and will always be) with fresh flowers.

Leaning towards brights with an emphasis on texture and volume, add a bouquet of your favourite blooms to your coffee table, your kitchen bench or your dining table for that instant refresh.

Designer’s Tip: For longer lasting selects, try natives that will look beautiful even when they’ve long dried out. 

Now your turn to be creative and try out some of these easy and budget-friendly home decorating ideas to achieve a unique home interior look for this summer.

Need help with your summer makeover, get started on your design project today on Milray Park eDecorating platform or browse our designer directory.

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