When winter comes around, we ring in the holidays by decking the halls, trimming the trees and generally filling our homes with the sounds, scents and spirit of the season. But how do we welcome that time of year which is truly the most wonderful of all? The season when school’s out and fun is in, when we shed our pantsuits for swimsuits, when we forgo sitting at a desk for sleeping under an umbrella?
Well, we’ve got a few easy, breezy ideas to help you celebrate the sunny days ahead, so you can create your very own oasis and put your space – and yourself – in a summer state of mind.
Soak up visions of sand and sea: Like the mini art gallery shown above, you can bring a beachy keen theme to your interior by decking your walls with aquatic imagery, from sparkling underwater shots to quirky portraits of the ocean’s mysterious and majestic creatures.
Unleash the aromas of paradise: Pineapples and coconuts are to summer what pine needles and cinnamon sticks are to winter – once you smell their refreshing fragrances wafting through the air, your seasonal senses begin to kick in. And to think, all it takes are a couple of scented candles, and you’re on your way to an instant vacay.
Collect coastal treasures: Bowls of seashells, nautical lamps, accessories awash in a blue and white color scheme – these are the essentials that transform any home into a charming beach bungalow, regardless of where you live.
Make a playlist of seasonal hits: For many of us, no summer day would be complete without the Beach Boys and Bob Marley singing on repeat. Whether you’re chillin’ on the patio or unwinding in the air conditioning, you can tune into your favorite summer songs and tune out the rest of the world.
Blur the lines between indoors and outdoors: By grounding your space with natural textures, like chunky jute and shaggy wool rugs, and layering colorful, lightweight throw blankets and pillows, you can convey a cozy al fresco vibe inside.
Featured wall art*:
Casper Cloud Accent Chair $195 80364
Lifestyle Triangles Rug 60″ x 96″ $350, 96″ x 120″ $695 72464
Santoro Mirage 22″ x 22″ Accent Pillow $22 78941
Beach Day Art $295 80408
Pick Up Sticks $295 80401
Crystal Clear I $110 80302
Crystal Clear II $110 80303
Crystal Clear III $110 80304
School of Fish $320 80398
Blue Whale I $95 80311
Blue Whale II $95 80312
Out of Sea $295 80402
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