Home Decorating for Summer

Summer is the perfect time of year to wear your true patriotic colors. This is the time of year to enjoy watermelon, fried chicken, corn on the cob, and apple pie. It's that time of year when the days are long, nights are hot, and watching fireflies light up the night sky is one of the many joys that should not be forgotten. Summer home decorating styles should keep all these things in mind and so much more.

Sunflowers are an excellent place to start when it comes to summer decorating. They make an excellent statement and immediately (for many) bring to mind sunshine and summer. The bright yellow of these flowers is a great accent for almost any room in the home and they are quite common in the silk form, as they have experienced some degree of popularity in recent years. This means that you can enjoy the beauty of these sunflowers summer after summer if that is your desire.

Baskets are also a great thing to collect for summertime decorating. You can place some of the most beautiful sunflowers in baskets throughout the house for added effect. Baskets can also be used to tame the clutter, hide the bills, and keep the utensils in the kitchen. These are quite versatile and can be used in almost any room in the house. Some even use baskets in the bathroom to hold towels and / or wash clothes. Baskets also transition well into other seasons if you decide to change the liners or add seasonally appropriate band to the exterior of the baskets.

If you are handy with a paint brush some excellent summer decorating ideas include painting old wooden tables and chairs white and sponging on either apples or watermelons according to your fancy. A small round table with a few chairs can make an excellent (and often inexpensive) addition to a sunroom or breakfast nook. Of course you can also stencil on some sunflowers, sunshine, or stick figures playing ball. Whatever strikes your fancy would be a great addition to this clever home decorating idea.

If you want a little sizzle to your summer theme try going to a Moroccan themed evenings in your home. Mosaic candle holders and wall sconces along with a few large pillows in rich fabrics can greatly enhance this atmosphere without breaking the piggy bank in the process. Candles and indirect lighting further enhance the mood and incense burning in the background.

Others prefer to lend their home decorating skills for summertime to the outside of their home. This is often done by creating an outdoor living room. Even most mass retailers are getting in on the profits that can be obtained by creating an elegant exterior living area for most families. Gone are the days when plastic chairs were adequate for the requirements of consumers. Today's outdoor living room is filled with stylish and feature eco-friendly furnishings that appeal to many different design styles and tastes.

In addition to the many wonderful furnishing options for exterior living areas many families are choosing to incorporate fireplaces to make the living area livable during other times of the year than the summer and outdoor cooling system that helps families keep their cool while enjoying the great outdoors during the summer. By creating an atmosphere outside your home where you can enjoy the summer to make the most of the space available for you and bring a good bit of cooking outside which often helps to keep energy costs down too.

Summertime is a great time for home furnishings for those who are inclined to let their imaginations run wild. This is a time of year when most people can remember how it felt to be a child in school and enjoy the memories. Capitalizing on these memories and incorporate them into your decor for a stunning appeal.