As we move into summer, we move into the season of cookouts and patio parties. Prepare your home for summertime festivities with these 2019 trends!
First, a trend that continues on is bringing indoor living outside. Blankets, rugs, pillows, strings of warm lights … Who says hygge means being cooped up inside? Bring anything to your outdoor space that will help your guests relax.
Another thing in style this season is punchy splashes of color! Adding energizing splashes of color to your home can be as simple as changing a few pillow covers. It’s incredibly effective. You can easily achieve a summer decor look on a budget. Simply make sure it’s bright and cheerful.
Here are some must-haves to prep your home for summer parties!
White Wood: One of the best ways to embrace summer is to switch out any darker decor items for fresh choices. Pick up a few pieces you like and your home will feel brighter. If investing in new furniture isn’t an option, purchase some beautiful white throw blankets or pillows to give your home a boost. Bonus: your rooms will also look larger!
Outdoor Lighting: Whether you’re re-purposing Christmas lights for intentional kitsch, or you went to Anthropologie and cleaned them out of faux vintage string lights, lining your fence, porch shades, patio umbrellas or pergolas with lights add an air of fantasy and wonder to your outdoor space.
Animal Prints: Though you might think of winter when you think of animal print, minimal animal prints are an amazing way to energize your home for summer. Nothing says summer like leopard or zebra. Caution, though, y’all! You want any animal prints to look clean and classy. Think playful tableware, an accent candle or hand towel, or a carefully placed piece of wall art. Exotic, refreshing, everyday glamour.
Outdoor Rugs: Adding rugs to your outdoor oasis can transform it into another living room, perfect for lounging outside with guests. Also, don’t be afraid to make it homey!
Floor Cushions: They look great, style-wise, and they are perfect for welcoming the extra people who always seem to be floating in and out of your home during the summer. Make sure to invest in indoor-outdoor floor seating, or heavy-duty fabrics that can stand up to wear and tear. Go for interesting patterns and textures to give your summer look some oomph!
Morgan K. is the owner of Scarlett Events and the creator of the Scarlett Collection. With a passion for unique themes and attention to quality details, Morgan brings style and joy back to party planning, being the partner busy women everywhere need! The Scarlett Collection provides everything you need to become the greatest hostess your friends and family have ever seen.