Summer is the season of sun and fun. It is also a season of great inspiration. Home design can take a cue from summer’s colors and feel – whether it is temporary or long-term. Here are five ideas on how to add a bit of summer to your home!
Summertime Home Design Ideas (Seasonal and Permanent)
Maybe you’re not the commitment type when it comes to the design aspects of your home. Maybe you’re looking to add a hint of summer to your home for good but don’t know where to start. Or, maybe you’re ready for a full-blown summer look. Whatever your vision – incorporating a season into your home with tile or other looks is an easy balance. Bold or subtle, it is achievable.
Seaglass as a Backsplash
If you want to add an accent wall or backsplash, considering a sea glass look tile is a great way to give a touch of coastal to your home. Kitchens and bathrooms are a great area to show off a mood by the sea because of the tile’s ability to be cleaned and cared for. Not ready for such a commitment? Adorn a kitchen island or sink top with glassware featuring sea glass pieces to tie in a summer look.
We’re Frond of You
Palm plants, ferns, and other houseplants bring life into a home, and especially palm leaves give us a tropical vibe. The seasonal fan can bring in the real specimens. Someone a little bolder? Palm print wallpaper will give a room that permanent vacation you’re looking to achieve.
Lighten the Look
Letting more sunshine into a house goes hand in hand with paint color or tile color. Lighter colors will reflect light, and brighten a room automatically. These looks are customizable, based on the finish of the paint or tile you choose to use. Houzz is a great place to look for inspiration when it comes to choosing a tile/paint combo.
Add Some Summertime Artistry
We’ve seen some artists recently that really nail the aquatic/tropical/summer look in their pieces. Check out the artist and photographer Gray Malin for some amazing shots of beach scenes. He also has some other photography that may suit your tastes! If you’re looking for something more fluid, resin art (like that done by Mitch Gobel) is a beautiful, dreamy, artsy addition to a room.
Coastal Wood, or Wood Look Tile
Barnwood is trending right now, and more and more people looking for wood look tile are walking into our showroom. Barnwood has the ability to go coastal very easily, especially the whiter and brighter wood look versions. Not looking for tile? Barnwood accents, like shelves or tables, add a nautical and rustic feel to a room effortlessly. Add some seashells and light candles for a romantic touch to your summertime home design.