Summer is almost here! And while you may not have time to give your living room an entire decorating overhaul, there are certainly some things you can do to help this important space reflect the change in season. Here are 19 fresh, stylish decorating ideas for living rooms to really ring in the summer. Your living room will be ready for ultimate summer relaxation, for yourself, your family, and your friends.
Summer is all about lightening things up, what with the sunshine and the fresh air and all. Furniture that reflects this energy catapults your living room space into summer. Instead of replacing dark furniture, consider slipcovers for your larger pieces such as sofas or chairs. Even a tablecloth draped over a dark side table would work.
With such an emphasis on the great outdoors (and warmer weather to back it up), it only makes sense that transferring this concept into your living room will spring your living room into summer. Choose any plant that you love, but if you have a hard time deciding, opt for one with a light, airy feel in its leaves or fronds.
Nothing says “summer” like a bright, shiny plant pot. So why should you leave these just to your front porch? Bring them inside, and let the plants and pots decorate your living room for the summer. Be sure to place them somewhere where the plants themselves will get plenty of natural light.
Of course, you’ll probably have furniture slated for patio or deck use already. But if there is a piece you really love – such as a low profile teak-esque table or a wicker rocker – consider bringing it into your living room for a breath of summertime air. The unexpected placement of the outdoor furniture will be fun, casual, and relaxing.