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10 Ways to Bring Summer Into Your Home

Image by Vintage House

Spring weather is so unpredictable, I think it even snowed in the Canadian Prairies this past week, so maybe it’s a little early still to be out in the yard or balcony working this weekend for some of us, so why not start summer-izing inside?  It’s one of my favourite spring pastimes (seriously).  Brightening up a space with new colours and accessories for me is a complete pick-me-up after a long dark winter. Paint some stairs bright colors, add new cushions, move the bedroom downstairs or if you’re lucky onto the porch. What’s your favourite spring pick-me-up?

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  • A Summer Cushion 1 of 9
    A Summer Cushion
    Add some summer-themed textiles to the mix! From florals to whimsical illustrations, light summery textiles is like bringing the garden indoors.
    Like this beautiful cacti-inspired one by My Favourite Colour out of South Africa.
  • Add Colour 2 of 9
    Add Colour
    Vibrant paint colors like this stairway totally say "summer"! Even just adding a bright color to one wall, or one piece of furniture makes a room pop!
    Image by labeletterose.blogspot.com.
  • Sleep in the Porch 3 of 9
    Sleep in the Porch
    Set up a sleeping area in a closed-in porch or downstairs for those hotter nights. Using a daybed makes the transition easier from day to night.
    Image by Vintage House.
  • A Summer Cushion 4 of 9
    A Summer Cushion
    Cushions are always a super affordable way to change up the seasons. Stay away from winter fabrics and go for something light and/or bright! Loving this cacti-inspired one from Clinton Friedman.
    weylandts.co.za.
  • Yellow Says Summer 5 of 9
    Yellow Says Summer
    Yellow just seems to brighten up a room and make everything cheery. Use this bright color on one accent piece for a bold statement in any room.
    Image from Livet Hemma.
  • Add Cacti 6 of 9
    Add Cacti
    Cacti is the "it plant" for indoors this year, so why not bring in a little bit of the summer desert. Make it even more summery by using a terracotta or wicker planter.
    Image from Anthropologie.
  • Hanging Plants 7 of 9
    Hanging Plants
    Pretend you're out on the patio by bringing in some hanging plants. Air plants or spider plants look great hanging in three's (hang at various levels). Love these pottery planters from Michael McDowell.
    Available at Etsy.
  • Bring In the Outdoor Pillows 8 of 9
    Bring In the Outdoor Pillows
    Until it warms (or to bring in everynight from the patio) replace your regular pillows with some bright patio ones! Bright or neon-coloured textiles also set the atmosphere for a hot summer look this season!
    Marimekko outdoor pillows from Crate and Barrel.
  • Bring in the Patio Furniture 9 of 9
    Bring in the Patio Furniture
    From wicker to a cool lounge chair, bring them in to lighten up the look! Choose ones that can make the transition easier such as weaved fabric or wicker.
    Mulholland daybed from Restoration Hardware.

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Jan is the co-founder of Poppytalk, a blog about the beautiful, the decayed and the handmade and Poppytalk Handmade, an online curated marketplace. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

 

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