Photo Gallery: Summer Decorating
Tips on using wicker, wood & glass.
This interior plays on a Southern theme with crisp and summery white walls, slipcovered white furniture, and pops of brown and green. The owner scoured her favourite shops and outdoor antique markets, hunting for vintage finds and items with patina and worn paint — anything that would give the new-build home a feeling of history.
Old wooden screens make a charming headboard in this principal bedroom, where the white palette is enlivened with a hit of spring-fresh chartreuse. Learn how to make a lively DIY painted rug similar to the one pictured.
An affordable way to update a room for summer? Pick up a large rug made from sisal or seagrass. The rough fibres, tight weave and neutral tones are kid-friendly and suit nearly any style of room. Ikea has several styles and sizes, for instance.
While there are more shades of green than any other colour in the spectrum, summery kelly green is a particularly pretty choice for interiors, where it mingles effortlessly with everything from brights to whites. In this bedroom, painting trim the same verdant hue as the wallpaper’s graphic trellis pattern produces a more decorated look, while strategic hits of black add urban polish.
Refreshing white walls, a soothing neutral palette and woven textures will help you keep your cool all summer long.
Vintage pieces, lakeside hues and beadboard paneling evoke fond camp and cottage memories.
Decorating with pale greens and yellows injects summer style, while mirrors, glass and chrome keep the look sophisticated.
Sheer drapes, painted ceiling beams and layers of watery blue, green and white bedding give this bedroom a beach house feel.