Summer Decor Ideas to Easily Transform your Space

Interior designer-approved picks for bringing a relaxed and carefree feel to the home
Posted June 29, 2016
Clockwise from top: CB2, Serena and Lily, Williams-Sonoma

When the warm weather (finally) rolls around, we quickly turn our attention to making our outdoor spaces summer ready.

While focusing on these spaces, it's nice to bring some of those summer, outdoor elements inside, so we can have a taste of the warm-weather months all year long. Bringing the outside in is all about using natural elements and colors to make your home feel as relaxing and carefree as summer!

1. Natural woven furniture and accessories lend an instant vacation feel to your space. 

Double hanging rattan chair, $695, Serena and Lily

Braided hemp pouf, $79.95, CB2

Decorative wall baskets, starting at $59, West Elm


2. Indigo blues bring rich saturated color like the ocean on a clear day.

Indygo limited-edition print by Artsy Canvas Girl Designs, 18-in.-by-24-in. with frame $180, Minted

Floral velvet applique pillow covers, $129, Williams-Sonoma


3. Swap out your heavy wool rugs for seagrass and sisal varieties that are visually much lighter and achieve a beachy look.

Seagrass rug, 4-ft.-by-6-ft. $114.50, ABC Home

Round jute rug, from $179, Pottery Barn


4. Add succulents and air plants to bring some living things inside. For beautiful succulents and air plants check out The Palm Room and Midnight Blossom, both in Ballard.

Live plant glass terrarium with driftwood, $49.99, World Market


5. Crisp, clean whites feel like summer and offer a beautiful contrast to rich blue- and sandy-colored decor.

Luxembourg wheeled bar cart in cotton white, $950, Annie Selke Furniture

Remy ceramic side table, $119.99, West Elm


Keri Petersen is an interior designer and owner of Ballard-based firm, KP Spaces. Her stylish 1950s home was featured in the September 2014 issue of Seattle magazine. To read more about Petersen's picks for shopping and supping in her fave neighborhood of Ballard, go here.