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Summer Home Makeover: 9 Simple Ways to Brighten Your Space

ERA Evergreen



Jun 4 4 minutes read

Summer is an excellent time to renew your home and create a bright, inviting atmosphere. With these nine simple steps, you can give your home a summer makeover that will leave it feeling bright, fresh, and inviting. Lighten up materials, add lively colors, and bring the outdoors in. Whether you make minor adjustments or take on larger undertakings, these updates will allow you to enjoy a sunny, calm atmosphere all summer long. Here are nine simple ways to give your home a summer makeover that will have you feeling like you're on a sunny vacation every day.


Lighten Up Your Fabrics

Swap out heavy fabrics for light, airy ones. Replace thick curtains with sheer drapes that let in natural light. Use lightweight linen or cotton slipcovers for your furniture. Not only will these changes brighten your space, but they will also help keep your home cooler.

Introduce Vibrant Colors 

Incorporate bright and cheerful colors into your decor. Think of summer hues like aqua blue, sunny yellow, and coral pink. You can add these colors through throw pillows, rugs, and artwork. A fresh coat of paint on an accent wall can also make a significant difference.


Bring the Outdoors In 

Summer is all about enjoying nature. Bring some of that outdoor beauty inside with potted plants and fresh flowers. Not only do they add a pop of color, but they also purify the air. Try placing a few succulents on a windowsill or a bouquet of wildflowers on your dining table.


Update Your Bedding 

Swap out your heavy winter bedding for lighter, breathable fabrics. Opt for cotton or linen sheets in lighter colors or fun, summery patterns. This simple change can make your bedroom feel fresh and inviting.

Declutter and Simplify 

Take advantage of the longer days to declutter your home. Clear out any unnecessary items and simplify your spaces. A tidy, organized home feels more open and inviting, perfect for the relaxed vibe of summer.


Create an Outdoor Oasis 

Summer is the ideal time to enhance your outdoor living spaces. Add comfortable seating, vibrant outdoor cushions, and string lights to your patio or balcony. A small table and chairs can turn even the smallest outdoor area into a cozy retreat for morning coffee or evening relaxation.

Refresh Your Kitchen

Give your kitchen a summer makeover by clearing countertops and adding seasonal decor. A bowl of fresh fruit, a vase of herbs, or colorful dish towels can instantly brighten the space. Consider organizing your pantry and fridge to keep everything looking clean and fresh.


Enhance Natural Light 

Maximize the natural light in your home by keeping windows clean and unobstructed. Use mirrors strategically to reflect light and make rooms feel larger and brighter. If privacy is a concern, consider using light-filtering window treatments instead of heavy drapes.

Add Summer Scents 

Scents can transform the ambiance of your home. Use essential oils, candles, or diffusers with summer-inspired fragrances like citrus, lavender, or coconut. These scents can evoke memories of the beach and make your home feel like a summer paradise.


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