Summer Decorating Tips to Brighten Up Your Home

In this blog post, we will share a variety of summer decorating tips that will brighten up your home and create an inviting atmosphere. From incorporating lighter fabrics to updating your outdoor spaces, these ideas will ensure your home feels as sunny and cheerful as the season itself.

Embrace Lighter Fabrics

One of the easiest ways to transition your home for summer is by switching to lighter fabrics. Heavy materials like wool and velvet can make a space feel cozy in the winter, but for summer, opt for breathable, airy textiles such as cotton, linen, and lightweight blends. These fabrics not only look fresh and inviting but also help keep your home cool.

Consider changing your drapery panels to sheer or light-colored options that allow natural light to filter through. Swap out thick throws and heavy bedding for lighter alternatives in crisp whites or pastel shades. 

Incorporate Bright and Airy Colors

Summer is all about bright, cheerful colors that uplift your spirits. Incorporating these hues into your home decor can instantly transform the space. Popular summer color palettes include soft pastels, vibrant whites, sunny yellows, ocean blues, and fresh greens.

You can introduce these colors through various elements such as paint, decor, and furniture. Consider painting an accent wall in a light, airy shade or adding colorful throw pillows and rugs to your living areas. Brightly colored artwork and decor pieces can also make a significant impact. Noble House offers a variety of furniture and decor items in these summer shades, helping you effortlessly infuse your home with a vibrant, seasonal touch.

Add Natural Elements

Bringing the outdoors inside is a fantastic way to celebrate summer. Natural elements such as plants, flowers, and materials like wood and stone can add warmth and texture to your home. Houseplants not only enhance the aesthetic appeal but also improve air quality, making your space feel fresher and more inviting.

Place potted plants and fresh flowers throughout your home to add some nature. Consider incorporating wooden furniture and decor pieces that have a natural, organic feel. Woven baskets, rattan furniture, and stone accents can also contribute to a natural, summery ambiance. 

Refresh Your Outdoor Spaces

Summer is the perfect time to make the most of your outdoor areas. Whether you have a spacious backyard, a cozy patio, or a small balcony, refreshing these spaces can extend your living area and create a perfect spot for relaxation and entertaining. Start by updating your outdoor furniture with comfortable, weather-resistant pieces. Add cushions and throws in soft, summery colors to enhance comfort and style.

Consider adding outdoor lighting such as string lights, lanterns, or solar-powered garden lights to create a magical ambiance for evening gatherings. Incorporate potted plants, hanging baskets, and outdoor rugs to add color and texture.

Use Seasonal Decor

Seasonal decor is an easy way to refresh your home for summer without making permanent changes. Incorporate items like patriotic flags or bunting, floral patterns, and soft organic accents. 

Switch out heavy, dark-colored decor items for lighter, more vibrant alternatives. For example, replace dark-colored candles with lighter ones or swap out heavy vases for clear glass ones filled with fresh flowers. At Noble House, we offer a range of seasonal decor items that can help you easily transition your home for summer, adding a touch of seasonal charm.

Declutter and Simplify

Decluttering your home can create a fresh, airy feel that is perfect for summer. Start by organizing and simplifying your space, removing any unnecessary items that contribute to a cluttered look. Focus on creating a clean and open environment where each item has a purpose and adds to the overall aesthetic.

Store away heavy winter items and consider donating or recycling things you no longer need. Use decorative storage solutions such as baskets, boxes, and shelves to keep your belongings organized and out of sight.

Create Indoor-Outdoor Flow

Enhancing the flow between indoor and outdoor spaces can make your home feel larger and more cohesive. This can be achieved by using similar color schemes and decor styles both inside and outside. Consider placing indoor plants near windows and doors to create a seamless transition between your garden and living areas.

Furniture that works both indoors and outdoors can help unify your space. Items like wicker chairs, small drink tables, and portable lighting can be easily moved between spaces to suit your needs. 

Incorporate Summer Scents

Scents can greatly add to the atmosphere of your home, and summer scents can evoke feelings of freshness and relaxation. Incorporate scents like citrus, lavender, coconut, and fresh linen through candles, diffusers, and fresh flowers. These aromas can enhance the summery vibe and make your home feel more relaxed for the season.

Consider placing scented candles and diffusers in key areas such as the living room, bedroom, and bathroom. Fresh flowers like lilies, roses, and sunflowers can also add a natural fragrance to your home. 


Refreshing your home for the summer season is a great way to embrace the warmth and vibrancy of this time of year. By incorporating lighter fabrics, soft breezy colors, summery fragrance, fresh flowers and natural elements you can create a relaxed, inviting space that feels like a summer retreat. At Noble House, we are dedicated to helping you achieve this transformation with our extensive collection of custom furniture, showroom pieces, decor, and lighting.

If you’re ready to make your home a retreat this summer, contact Noble House today for custom furniture and design consultations. And don’t miss out on our upcoming events, sales, or promotions – stay updated by following us on social media.