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Add Fresh Summer Color to a Room In Minutes

How to easily decorate a room or your entire home for summer using these easy summer decorating tips.

Could your home use a fresh pop of happy color to welcome the summer?

Or are you feeling like you want to look at something bright and cheery, but don’t want to buy anything new?

If you answered yes to either of these questions, then I have a few simple decorating ideas that are easy to do using what you already own. A few of the ideas can even be done in minutes… for real… minutes!

1. Go In Search of the Most Colorful Book In Your Home

summer coffee table decorating ideas - a book with a candle, ceramic starfish and glass bottle of matches

Take a stroll through your house in search of the most colorful book you have. Place it on your coffee table. Add a small plate from your kitchen or dining room, a candle, matches and a small decorative item on top. A grouping of three objects is always pleasing to view.

2. Bring Out Vacation Souvenirs

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If you have souvenirs from a past summer vacation, take them out of storage and put them on display amongst your things in a cabinet…

Driftwood finish outdoor furniture with tray on top

… or even on an outdoor table that will add a summer vibe to your surroundings.

3. Raid Your Clothes Closet

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Just because you may not be able to go on an exotic vacation to a faraway beach this summer, raid your clothes closet for a colorful Pareo or scarf. Use it as a summer throw on a chair or sofa.

4. Head To Your Cardboard Recycling Bin

How to decorate an open shelf in a kitchen

Head to your recycling bin to find a large piece of cardboard to punch up a neutral color scheme for the summer. With all the online deliveries many of have been getting, make use of those boxes. :-) When you cover it with colorful fabric or gift wrap, prest-o chang-o – new look!

Square woven basket with colorful DIY lid.

Use smaller pieces of cardboard from your recycling bin to make a lid for a basket. Use colorful fabric or gift wrap to cover it. Once done, the basket is stackable.

No Basket? – Line a serving tray to use as a decoration, not to carry something.

5. Mix Up The Bath Towels

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Instead of having the towels in your bathroom match, hang a variety of colors. Don’t have any colors you like? How about hanging colorful beach towels for a summer change that won’t cost you a thing.


A few of these ideas can be done in minutes and will allow you to start your summer with fresh doses of colors for you and your family to enjoy all around the house.

Summer decorating ideas that are fast and easy to do.

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5 Comments

  1. Little goes a long way with these bright pops of color. I absolutely adore the design for bathroom… it is subtle, yet catches the eye.

  2. Great ideas for punches of color! I am sure we could all use this right about now-thank you!

  3. Thank you for the cheerfulness ideas, Diane! Enjoy your weekend at the lake! That’s a vacation in itself.

  4. I love the idea of hanging up beach towels in the bathroom. A fun idea to use them instead of our regular towels during the summer months even if we don’t have a pool!