I always find it fun to change my home décor with the seasons, but decorating by season can be rather expensive. Here are some ideas for budget decorating for the summer. Most of these summer decorating tips can be accomplished with materials you already have around your home. So, for all of you out there looking for redecorating tips that inspire you to use old object in a new way, here you go.
Summer Decorating Tip or Redecorating Tip #1
One of the best ways to make you home ready or ht summer is to take down dark drab curtains and reveal the crisp clean sheers below. This is a great idea for summer decorating for anyone who has privacy blinds to block out the sun and prying eyes. If you do not have mini blinds, then try replacing dark colored draperies with white color opaque curtains. They will let light in and not the view!
Tip: Try using inexpensive white cotton sheets as summer curtains. You can attach them to any curtain rod with café clips. This summer curtain idea is light, airy, crisp, and ready for summer. The cotton material is casual and will lighten up any room in need of a little summer fun.
Summer Decorating Tip #2
Switch out your bedding for all white bedding. This easy decorating tip is one of the fastest ways to lighten and brighten up even the darkest of bedrooms. Even if you leave your comforter as it, the addition of white sheets will really make your home feel like summer. Be sure to fold your winter comforter over about 4 times and lat it across the foot of your bed like an accent blanket. You won’t need your winter comforter in the summer, but you can use it for a pop of color.
If you have a fairly neutral comforter you could sew a simple duvet cover for it out of two white sheets. Choose two white flat sheets that are the same size as your bed set.
Sew three sides together and turn inside out. Slip your winter comforter in and sew the open side shut. Use a loose stitch so you can easily cut this end open when washing is needed. You could also use self adhering Velcro.
Click here to see a video of me changing out my winter bedding with white on a summer decorating budget.
Summer Decorating Tip #3
Use slip covers to cover dark and drab furniture. You can sew inexpensive custom fit slip covers out of sheets or buy the pre made white canvas slipcovers form your local home décor store.
To see how quickly a white slip cover can change the look of a dark chair click here.