If you're in a summer state of mind, you might want your home to reflect the season. Your bedroom is the perfect place to start your summer decorating project.
Let the warm temperatures and relaxed vibes of summer inspire you to lighten things up and change your bedroom decor.
With a few easy bedroom decorating ideas, you'll be enjoying your summer sanctuary in no time. Here are a few decorating ideas to get you ready for summer.
1. Declutter Your Space
Before you start any decorating project, it's a good idea to start with a clean slate and clear away the clutter. Take a look at your space and clear out items you no longer need or want to store away until fall.
Make sure your bedroom furniture is purposeful and not just taking up space. You want to be able to move about your bedroom with ease.
Rearranging your bed, dresser, or side tables can help you create a new look and motivate you as you start to redecorate.
If you have a piece of furniture you don't need, take it out or use it in another part of your home. This can help open up the room and make it feel like a bigger space.
2. Lighten Up Your Bedding
If you keep the same bedding year-round, it's time to change things up. The summertime is perfect for lighter colors and fabrics.
Fresh, quality linens make your bed seem inviting and can contribute to a better night's sleep. Replace your flannel sheets and winter bedding with lightweight breathable cotton sheets, fresh pillows, and an airy duvet, bedspread, or comforter.
Add a lightweight throw and a few accent pillows and you have a brand-new summer look for your bed. Investing in comfort and a good night's rest is always a good idea.
3. Bring in Natural Elements
Adding a plant or two and some fresh flowers will bring a hint of summer to your bedroom. Natural elements breathe life into a room and add a touch of freshness.
While fake plants are popular again, real indoor plants add a summery feel to a room. Try a green potted plant, flowering plant, or a small succulent to add some color and freshness.
A small palm, ficus, or lemon tree is another option if you have the space. If you're too busy to take care of the real thing, try the artificial variety.
The choices are endless, and today's artificial plants and trees look and feel very realistic.
4. Go for a Cohesive Theme
Your bedroom is one part of your home your guests may not see when you entertain. It's tempting to make it a dumping ground for furniture, mismatched artwork, and other odds and ins.
Instead of having your bedroom filled with items you'd rather hide away, commit to a particular theme as you redecorate. Try cleaning off the tops of your dresser and bedside tables to go with a more minimalist theme for summer.
A bedroom loaded with too much decor appears cluttered and uninviting. Light and airy bedding, soft colors, minimal decor, and utilitarian wall accents can help open up a space and make it feel fresh and perfect for the summer season.
A coastal vibe always works for summer decor. Beachy colors, baskets, candles, and shell decor make a room summer chic. You can add a few coastal style accents to any room without spending a lot of money.
When the summer is over, pack your coastal decor away until next time.
5. Update Your Lighting
Don't overlook the lighting in your bedroom. Good lighting adds to the ambiance and intimacy of your room.
A unique light fixture or chandelier adds character and style to a bedroom. Accent lighting, sconces, or a great pair of lamps with low wattage help give your room a polished look.
Consider putting sconces or lamps on each side of the bed. Showcasing your lighting in pairs adds to the symmetry of the room.
Bare windows bring in lots of light but are usually too harsh in a bedroom setting. A pair of sheers or fabric shades can diffuse harsh light and contribute to the summer style of your room.
6. Paint an Accent Wall
If the wall color in your bedroom is white, grey, beige, or any neutral shade, consider painting one wall with a splash of summer color. Choose a wall that's easily accessible and won't be completely bare or too busy.
Lighten up the look with a summery blue, seafoam green, soft yellow, or coral shade. Colors that mimic nature have a calming effect, which is perfect for a bedroom setting.
It's easy to paint just one wall rather than tackling the whole room at once. An accent wall can transform and lighten the look of your space while adding a cool, tropical feel for a summery look.
7. Enjoy Summer Sounds
For a restful sleep in your summer-themed bedroom, try a little white noise to set the mood. Sounds like birds chirping, rain, waves, and wind mimic the sounds of the beach.
White noise machines are an inexpensive way to bring in the sounds of summer and help you relax and unwind after a long day.
8. Add a Pop of Color
Decorating with soft, neutral colors is soothing, chic, and timeless. But to bring in a bit of pizazz, consider adding a splash of color to your space.
An emerald green or sapphire blue accent piece or brightly colored piece of furniture adds to your overall decor without weighing down your summer color palette.
A vase of colorful flowers or a potted plant adds a pop of color and freshness to the room. Even if you're going with softer colors for the summer, don't be afraid of adding in a bold color for effect.
Summer Bedroom Decorating
Your bedroom should be a refuge where you can relax in comfort at the end of the day. If your bedroom feels a little outdated or tired, you may want to amp it up with some simple summer bedroom decorating.
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