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Summer Spruce up Decorating Ideas

Summer Spruce up Decorating Ideas

It’s summertime in Australia and time for a summer spruce up to your home decor. Spring and summer are when you should be taking your bright colours out of storage and hiding away the muted and darker colour schemes and designs that you use during the winter and fall months. Along with the change in decor for the bright and warm weather come the holiday decorations. The kids are home for their summer holiday break, so why not incorporate some fun summer crafts to fill your home with the spirit of summer and love? We have 10 summer decor ideas that even include some summer versions of holiday decorations.

  1. Beach Pillows

Beach Pillows

Beach Style Throw Pillows Photo Credit: Pinterest

Beach Throw Pillows

Beachy Throw Pillows Photo Credit: Pinterest

If summer in Australia means beaches for you, then add those types of accents to your home. These adorable throw pillows can add the concept of the beach but are much more comfortable than lounging in the sand. This look is achieved with burlap fabric and then using fabric paint and a stencil for the wording or designs. Wording can be like pictured, “beach” and “shells” or your favourite beach designs like starfish, seahorses, fish, shell designs, and other marine life you like.

  1. Summer Signs

Barefoot Sign

Barefoot Sign Photo Credit: Pinterest

Porch Rules SIgn

Porch Rules Sign Photo Credit: Pinterest

Adding a summer message on a cute and decorative sign can really help to hone in on the laidback vibe of summer. Let guests know (and even remind yourself) that your home is a place to relax and enjoy life. Summer is a fun time to rejoice in the surf and sand and bring that aura into your home decor.

  1. Holiday Beach Wreaths

Shell Wreath

Beach Holiday Wreath Photo Credit: Pinterest

Beach Star Wreath

Beach Holiday Wreath Photo Credit: Pinterest

Traditionally, Christmas wreaths are red and green and represent the holiday. Celebrate Christmas and summer at the same time with a beach themed wreath for your door. Sure, you can purchase these in stores, but you can also make one and be crafty. You can even make it a family project and put special touches from your family on it. Use shells or other items that represent summer like flowers or other nick knacks. Find inspiration on Pinterest.

  1. Shell Garland

Shell Garland

Summer Garland Photo Credit: Pinterest

Summer Garland

Summer Garland Photo Credit: Pinterest

A shell garland is another way that summer can meet Christmas decorations. In a case like this example, you can even add in a string of white lights to bring up the Christmas decor factor. You can choose whether to keep the shells natural colour or paint them to match your holiday theme or home decor.

  1. Wood Candles

Wood Candles

Wood Candle Holders Photo Credit: Pinterest

Candle Log

Candle Log Photo Credit: Pinterest

This is a great idea for outdoor or backyard ambience. During the summer, we tend to spend more time outdoors. This idea for candles put into hollowed out wood is a great way to repurpose wood and add a beautiful look to your backyard or patio. Since lights are synonymous with Christmas, use these summer candle ideas to add festive lights to your summer holiday decorations.

  1. Outdoor Tablescape

Outdoor Candle

Summer Candle Centrepiece Photo Credit: Pinterest

Candle Centrepieces

Summer Candle Centrepieces Photo Credit: Pinterest

There are many ways you can add to the summer decor without making big changes or spending a great deal of money. This type of centrepiece is beautiful indoors or outdoors and celebrates nature in addition to summertime. Choose your favourite water plants or add some fragrance to your table centrepiece with fresh herbs.

  1. Backyard S’mores

Backyard Smores


S’mores Backyard Idea Photo Credit: Pinterest


Here is another great idea for adding summer accents to any holiday or summer gathering. Who doesn’t love s’mores with marshmallows roasted over the fire? They go with summer like nothing else. Of course, a fire pit and comfy furniture definitely add to a backyard where you can relax away your summer.


  1. Chic Beach Bedroom


Chic Beach Bedroom

Chic Beach Bedroom Photo Credit: Pinterest


Adding the colours and imagery of the beach at summertime can definitely spruce up your room and bring the outside in. Switching out a few accessories can help you achieve this look very easily. In this picture, they added the aqua lamps, bed running, throw pillows, and the painting of the ocean ties it all together.


  1. Chic Beach Living Room


Chic Beach Living Room

Beach Chic Living Room Photo Credit: Pinterest


So often, summertime decor is about bringing the outside in. This is the case with this chic living room space. Sky blues and ocean colours help to achieve this look along with bright colours for summer, plants, and the surfboard.


  1. Flowered Mirror


Flower Mirror

Flowered Mirror Photo Credit: Pinterest


Shell Mirror

Shell Mirror Photo Credit: Pinterest


In some cases, you can add some summer flair to your home with some simple decorations that you can change with the seasons. Adding flowers or even shells to the corners of a mirror like this one brings in colours and design. Plus, it’s sure to put a smile on your face every time you look in the mirror.



Bonus #11: Summer Christmas Tree


Beach Christmas Tree

Beach Christmas Tree Photo Credit: Pinterest


Summer Tree Ornaments

Summer Tree Ornaments Photo Credit: Pinterest


Instead of traditional ornaments, embrace summer and the coastal influences of Christmas time in Australia and decorate beach style with lovely shell and maritime inspired ornaments. You can add boat netting to regular ornaments for that beach and coastal look. Choose colors of the sea instead of Christmas red and green. Even if you don’t live by the beach, you will be transported there through your Christmas ornaments and decorations!

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