Summer has finally arrived after what probably felt like a very long season of cold and rain. To celebrate, add some spice to your space! Here are a few ideas to make your downtown DC apartment feel super summery.
- When in doubt, go with white hues. Whether you’re picking a new tablecloth, duvet, or gauzy curtains for summer, clean and crisp white is always a safe bet. Opt for natural materials such as cotton or linen, and feel free to intersperse the neutral pieces with some bold patterns, too!
- Turn to texture. Materials like jute, raffia, and rattan are having a moment right now thanks to their earthy look and touchable textures. From placemats to throw pillows, these materials introduce a layered look to your tablescapes, bedroom, and even your couch.
- Focus on natural elements. Harness the summer season through accessories that bring the outdoors in. A few vases full of fresh flowers can brighten your apartment (and your mood!), while a bowlful of summer fruits and veggies proves that produce can be as beautiful as it is delicious.
- Spruce up unexpected places. Don’t just decorate the living room and dining room! Freshen up your bathroom with a floral shower curtain or a new houseplant to tie together your summertime space.
35 Simple Summer Decorating Ideas For a Stylish Staycation [House Beautiful]
10 Easy Summer Decorating Ideas [MyMove]
Our Best Summer Decorating Ideas [Martha Stewart]