Summer is finally around the corner and many of us dream of our little summer paradise where we’ll be able to escape and stay for a while. The summer house is the perfect getaway spot where you can enjoy the sunny season without all the hustle and bustle of the big city.
Wherever your summer house is located, it is important to decorate it according to the style you are striving for and feel comfortable in.
Make sure to create a contrast to your everyday living and add a different hue to its interior decor.
But that does not mean that your summer house should not be cozy and nice – on the contrary. Bring in personal influences, practical storage, and beautiful sustainable natural materials.
In the article below, we suggest additional decor tips on how to transform your little summer home into your private refreshing oasis.
1. Walls As Focal Point
Walls are the perfect starting point to give your summer house a glow and create a welcoming space. They are the core of the home which helps to elevate the home’s interior to another level.
Hanging meaningful wall art decor is a simple yet eye-catching visual effect that offers so many choices for anyone’s taste and preference.
If the house has more of a traditional feel, you can hang up paintings or personal photos transformed into original works of art, digitally hand-painted with care by a master artist.
If you are striving to spruce things up and introduce a modern vibe, you can embellish them with photographs or illustrations, or tapestries that will give your walls an original look and a splash of color without having to paint the walls.
Dare to decorate the walls with quotes and messages. It can be in the monochrome color scale to make it pop even more.
2. Colors, Light, and Contrast
Colors are a very basic aspect that you need to keep in mind when decorating your summer house. If the living space is not that big, then you should know that light tones, like pastels, reflect light. This will therefore make the living space look bigger than it is.
The same goes for mirrors. The right mirror can make the home feel brighter and airier while giving an interesting decorative look.
A well-placed mirror can transform a smaller room by creating a sense of depth. It can mimic the function of a window and amplify the natural light or reflect the light from a lamp.
A classic mirror can be hung vertically to extend the room or horizontally to give the impression of a wider room.
However, if it is a large room, you should try to combine different shades. Keep in mind that strong tones can provide good contrast, but they may not be as good for a room that you use to relax.
To create contrasts and emphasize the bright colors of the furniture or decorative details in the room, you will need the right lighting. A good way to get such lighting, in addition to windows and doors, is to paint the ceiling and one or two of the walls white.
Also, remember to choose brightly colored curtains and if the floor has a dark color, you can put on some carpets that will reflect the light better. White pillows will also give the living room or bedroom a nice and satisfying touch.
3. Curtains For a Light Flow
When spending time in your summer house, you probably want to let in as much light as possible. If so, it is great to invest in a sheer and light curtain that helps the light to scatter into the room.
Linen is a popular material for curtains, and also for pillows, sofas, and tablecloths.
If you are investing in a sheer curtain in slightly darker fabric, a hot tip is to make sure that you also pick up darker details in other details in the home, such as pots or other objects.
This allows you to tie the interior together and give your home a unified feeling.
If you choose a lighter sheer curtain, you can also mix with light details, but feel free to infuse colors and materials different from the rest of the interior to get a certain depth to the space.
4. Play With Different Patterns and Textures
In order not to create a dull and sterile interior style, you can break up the decor scheme beautifully by mixing different patterns and textures in the home.
Here, textiles are an excellent alternative as they are available in a variety of looks and materials and are also easy to change according to the season or if you get tired.
The home also gets an interesting expression and character by mixing materials with different textures such as wood, concrete, glass and fabrics.
Just as pillows and blankets create a wonderful and comfortable feeling in sofas and armchairs, the carpets do the same for the floors.
Choose rugs in different sizes, materials, and colors to create a personal expression in the summer home, while you get something nice to put your feet on.
Be careful not to choose one that is too small, it is a common mistake.
5. Lighting Details
Last but not least, it is important to get the feeling of coziness in your summer house interior.
Although the weather gets sizzling hot in summer and you’ll probably spend most of your time in the garden or front porch, you should also consider summer house lighting.
You don’t need to wire up the whole space but try placing many small lamps with warm light in the house and solar cell lamps both outside and by the windows.
If you have a fireplace that you want to use or want to build one, we recommend that you do so. It is cozy and also energy efficient.
The feeling of coziness and delightful glow is not only about lighting but also about scent. You can create a beautiful decorative and intimate atmosphere by using scented candles but remember to always be careful with them.
By hanging unique framed wall art prints as wonderful mood boosters, bringing in fresh calming colors and light into the summer house, dressing windows with flowy curtains, all of which emphasized with proper lighting and decorative textures, you’ll be sure to get an extra harmonious retreat.
It is important to invest in decoration details that are well-thought-out and adapted for you and your interior. Decorate your summer house so that it is as practical as possible and effortlessly charming and relaxing to stay in.