How to decorate your home to keep the summer alive?

The days are still long, the temperature is high, I hope you are enjoying a relaxing holiday somewhere ? Summer is colorful and travels are always inspiring. So how can we take this holiday feeling home? Would be great to keep our travel memories alive in your home the next weeks, or even months.

 bedroom via  One Kings Lane  - pompom chair via  Miller paint blog  - beaded chandelier via  Apartment Therapy  - fabric swatches via  Textile Systematism

bedroom via One Kings Lane - pompom chair via Miller paint blog - beaded chandelier via Apartment Therapy - fabric swatches via Textile Systematism

When I think of summer I think of colors. South America has this "joie de vivre". A much more relaxed style of living than we know it. Is it the sun which slows them down? Probably. They use colors all around, for everything. Think of Mexico and your will immediately have a clear picture in front of you. Let Frida Kahlo inspire you to mix colors, motifs.

 image Mexico via  Instagram  - Mexican Suzani and image Frida Kahlo via  Pinterest

image Mexico via Instagram - Mexican Suzani and image Frida Kahlo via Pinterest

On holiday you are in a relaxed mood, you enjoy your surroundings, and you want to create the same mood at home. It can be dangerous to come home with to much souvenirs, you don't want to turn your home in a vacation home. But there are a lot of things which can be integrated in your home without any problem. Specially when you love bohemian style you can mix without any hesitation. 

 embroidered cushions via  Pinterest  - Tufted Desert throw  Antropologie

embroidered cushions via Pinterest - Tufted Desert throw Antropologie

Textiles are perfect as souvenirs, you can add them to give a summery look to your room. In winter you can put them away to take them out again in spring, to quickly forget about the cold winter months. Or you keep them around to remind you, during the dark and cold days, of summer which will come soon. Embroidered cushions will bring an exotic touch. Blankets will keep you warm when sitting outside on an early autumn evening or in front of the fire place in winter. Rugs are another thing you can bring home, when not to big in size. You know before people were putting the rugs on the floor, as we know it now, they were hanging it on the walls to isolate the walls to keep the cold out. Look on the local markets, in vintage shops to find some precious handmade pieces.

 dolls  Timo Handmade  - tree branc photograph hanger  Buma Studio  - embroidered cushions  White Champa

dolls Timo Handmade - tree branc photograph hanger Buma Studio - embroidered cushions White Champa

A kids' room is the room in the house which will get a transformation every few years. Kids get bigger and have other interests. Handmade dolls, embroidered cushions, a branch of wood as a creative way to hang your photographs. A kids' room is the room where you can add color without the fear that it will be to much. It will enhance your kids' creativity.

 Mexican decor via  The Travel Tester  -  Paola Paronetto  Fide paper clay pottery collection via  AD  - Frida Kahlo - Breeze Bowl  Beech Hall

Mexican decor via The Travel TesterPaola Paronetto Fide paper clay pottery collection via AD - Frida Kahlo - Breeze Bowl Beech Hall

You are more the minimalist type but you can't resists the colorful accessories neither? They won't disturb your interior, they will only bring a sparkle of color. You probably shouldn't go for the very traditional pieces but you can take a look for some colorful objects made by young designers.

 plates  Gien  - plates  Three Wheel Studio  - image table setting via  Wabi-Sabi Welcome  - handbag Emilio Pucci via  Elle  - colorful interior photographer  Rikky Snuder

plates Gien - plates Three Wheel Studio - image table setting via Wabi-Sabi Welcome - handbag Emilio Pucci via Elle - colorful interior photographer Rikky Snuder

Summer is a time where we want to have parties every weekend, to take out our colorful cloths and handbags. To mix all the plates we have on the table and make some easy dinners without standing to long in the kitchen. It is all about enjoying life.

 summery woven fabrics via  imgfave  - wooden spoons  Storiebrooke

summery woven fabrics via imgfave - wooden spoons Storiebrooke

Preparing meals will be even more fun when your cooking utensils are colorful. Nice, colorful woven linens as table cloths, napkins, tea towels.  

  white interior image via  My Domaine  - living room image via  Urban Jungle Bloggers  - hand-knitted chandelier  Antroplogie  - Hibiscus art print  Beech Hall  - Amarena wall planter  Beech Hall

 white interior image via My Domaine - living room image via Urban Jungle Bloggers - hand-knitted chandelier Antroplogie - Hibiscus art print Beech Hall - Amarena wall planter Beech Hall

A white modern space can be turned into a colorful room without changing to much the style of the house. Or you like to have everything around you as every object will remind you of beautiful moments, nice travel stories.

 Tropical Hideaway cushions  Beech Hall  - lamp  Latitude

Tropical Hideaway cushions Beech Hall - lamp Latitude

Just a few items are enough to give a summery touch to your room. Strong colors, simple motifs, clean lines nothing complicated. 

 Nola beaded outdoor chandelier  Frontgate  - outdoor rugs  Frontgate  - white baskets via  Evasabado  - hammered copper mirror  Nordstorm  - washbasin and stool in decorate ceramic  Talavera  - image bathroom via  Desire to Inspire

Nola beaded outdoor chandelier Frontgate - outdoor rugs Frontgate - white baskets via Evasabado - hammered copper mirror Nordstorm - washbasin and stool in decorate ceramic Talavera - image bathroom via Desire to Inspire

White stays the perfect base for your bathroom, make a combination with blue and green tones and you will create a fresh summery look. Mexican hand painted washbasin or other objects will give the bathroom a joyful ethnic look all year round. To much for your bathroom? For sure it will not be to much for the powder room. Your guests will be surprised by your creativity. Add authentic by using faucets in old braze or copper. 

 image cactus via  Design Love Fest  - great combination of wallpaper and fabrics  Pierre Frey  - cactus lamps via  Pinterest

image cactus via Design Love Fest - great combination of wallpaper and fabrics Pierre Frey - cactus lamps via Pinterest

Cactus prints are trendy for wallpaper and fabrics. Combine them with some other graphical prints. Cactus is a plant which doesn't need to much care, so great option if you don't have the talent for gardening. They are very graphical and will fit every interior. You want them in your garden or on the balcony? Take care to take them inside in winter. Use some hand painted terra cotta flowerpots. 

Summer time is the time that we enjoy the outdoors till as late as much as possible. Think of some nice outdoor lamps and you will be able to enjoy your dinners with friends till late in the night.

How to decorate your home in a summery southern look:

  • mix strong colors
  • mix and match different styles
  • hand painted ceramics
  • modern, colorful paintings or prints
  • ethnic fabrics
  • beaded chandeliers
  • embroidered cushions or throws
  • flat woven rugs on the floor or as wall decoration
  • exotic printed fabrics or wallpaper
  • cactus will give an exotic look even to most simple decorated room

Get creative and bring the summer travel mood in your home.

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