This post is sponsored by Nakturnal. All opinions are my own.

Now that Summer is officially here, it’s a perfect excuse to refresh and brighten your home. It’s time to put away the faux fur throws and plaid wool pillows and bring in some vibrant colors and light, airy fabrics and textiles. To help you update your home in Summer, today’s home decorating guide shares simple tips and easy ideas.

Simple Ways to Refresh and Brighten Your Home in Summer

Use Light, Airy Textures

An easy way to incorporate light, airy textures into your home is with the use of rugs. A warm neutral hue (like a cream or gold color) brightens up any space. You can use an area rug to distinctively separate two connected spaces (like an open concept living and dining room) or for more practical reasons, like in highly trafficked areas such as entry halls or kitchens. A great place to shop for these items is at Viyet – the interior design lover’s destination for designer furniture and accessories. 

On those brisk Summer evenings, feeling tucked in and cozy is always a delightful way to spend the evening. Rather than using a heavy wool blanket, opt for a light, airy cotton blanket or cashmere throw. When it’s not in use, neatly tuck away in a woven basket. Not only does this keep your place tidy and organized, it also adds an organic, earthy texture to your decor.

Simple Ways to Refresh and Brighten Your Home in Summer

Add Tropical Elements to Your Home

Whether it’s a palm print pillow or a lush green plant, adding tropical elements into your home will instantly give your space a relaxed vacay vibe. You can even get faux plants if you don’t want to buy the real thing. 

Simple Ways to Refresh and Brighten Your Home in Summer

Buy Bright, Cheery Fresh Flowers

One of the simplest ways to refresh and brighten your home in Summer is with cheery fresh flowers. Since so many gorgeous flowers are in season right now, why not head down to your local Farmer’s Market to buy a bouquet of colorful blooms?! Or order flowers direct from an online retailer, like Farm Girl Flowers.

Simple Ways to Refresh and Brighten Your Home in Summer

Add Plants To Your Deck or Patio

Since we often spend more time outdoors during Summer, another simple way to refresh and brighten your home is to add plants to your deck or patio. If you don’t have a green thumb, don’t despair! Succulents are super easy to care for (basically, let them drench up the sunshine and just water occasionally), and don’t require much maintenance. Plus, they add greenery year-round, since they’re always in bloom. For added decor, you can even use succulents in a terrarium or wall art. To learn more, check out the DIY tutorials on Inspirations & Celebrations.

Simple Ways to Refresh and Brighten Your Home in Summer

Display Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

Last, but certainly not least, eating more fruits and vegetables is one of the best things you can do to boost your health and wellness during Summer months. Not only are these antioxidant-rich foods good for you, they also add color and vibrancy to your kitchen. Display fresh fruits and veggies in a simple bowl or make a pretty display using tall clear vases, filled with lemons, apples, and oranges.

For more inspiring ideas and expert tips, check out the Home Decorating section on Inspirations & Celebrations.

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  1. These are some really great tips; I’m definitely going to start displaying my produce, why not use what you got right? Also a light, vintage summer rug would go perfectly in my living room. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  2. All of these are great tips for summer rooms. The rugs especially make a really big difference that you don’t often think about. They can really help tie the whole room together.

  3. My apartment is starting to look like a tropical jungle with all of the plants I have lol. Good suggestions 🙂

  4. Rugs can make or break a room. You can never go wrong with a light, comfy rug on top of hard wood to brighten up a room!

  5. I love using a rugs as a way to separate different parts of a room. It makes the room seem bigger. I’ll have to check out Viyet; thanks for the recommendation!

  6. I absolutely love the old hardwood floors in my apartment but I love a good, comfy rug! Also, I love the idea of succulents to brighten space up year round!

    • Christina-Lauren says:

      Plants are an easy, inexpensive way to brighten up a space and make it feel more cozy. I’m on the hunt for a new plant too!

  7. I love succulents! They are so easy to maintain and definitely works as a great decoration for the house along with the furnitures.

    • Christina-Lauren says:

      The best part is – it’s virtually impossible to kill them too! Succulents are great for terrariums, hanging pots, indoors/outdoors, you name it.

  8. I agree that the right area rug could really brighten a room and there are really nice ones I’ve seen in Viyet’s website. I also love flowers as a decoration piece in the summer!

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