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Summer Decorating Ideas that Extend the Season

Summer may be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to end. You can turn your home into a cozy retreat that embraces the season’s warm days and cool evenings with a few summer decorating ideas. You’ll find inspiration for color schemes, party themes, fresh seasonal accents, and outdoor living upgrades. [Read: Home Decorating Ideas | The Ultimate Guide to Get the Results You Want]

Late Summer Vibes

Extend your summer bliss by connecting your indoor and outdoor spaces. Mix patio seating and light fixtures with an indoor area rug in a covered sunroom, or add string lights above a farmhouse table on your porch to create a cozy dining space.

Summer is all about enjoying the great outdoors, so why not bring a little of that outdoorsy feel inside your home? Incorporate natural elements like bamboo, wicker, and straw into your décor. Use green plants to add a splash of color, and consider hanging outdoor-inspired artwork on your walls.

Late Summer Colors

Summer is the perfect time to experiment with bold, bright colors. Incorporate sunny yellows, vibrant oranges, and rich reds into your décor. You can also add a touch of island life with some cool blues and greens.

Summer is ending, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce on our favorite summer days spent outside grilling, swimming, and lounging in the sun with some of our favorite friends and family members. Here are five simple summer decorating ideas to help you stay warm inside your home even though the temperature outside is cooling down!

Picnic in Your Living Room

Summer is perfect for picnics, so why not bring the picnic inside? Spread out a blanket on your floor and arrange some pillows for seating. Then, set out a picnic basket filled with summer snacks like berries, grapes, and crackers. Don’t forget a few bottles of summer wine!

Summer Wine!

If you love entertaining, summer is the perfect time to set up a bar in your home. Stock it with all your summertime favorites like lemonade, iced tea, and fruit-flavored vodka. Then, add some fun summer décor like beach balls and seashells.

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Late Summer Decorating Ideas

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Paint Your Front Door

A fresh coat of paint is always a good idea for sprucing up your home’s curb appeal. For an easy summer upgrade, consider painting your front door in a bold color. Or incorporate 2023 color trends for a showstopping style. Architectural Digest delves into Coloro + WGSN’s predictions for the spring/summer 2023 season. If you’re unsure which color to choose, take cues from your surroundings and go with a hue that complements your home’s exterior. [Read: 15 Welcoming Front Door Ideas that Will Make Your Home More Inviting]

Plan Your Decorating

Save yourself resources with just a little extra time carved out for planning. It’s always best to test paint colors on sample boards before tackling the project. Most people will not take this step – but I guarantee that you’ll keep frustration to a minimum when you do! [Read: DIY Decorating Planning]

A sultry luscious red paint color adorns a modern home.
Coloro + WGSN’s predictions for the spring/summer 2023 season include a showstopping Luscious Red. The last few weeks of summer are some of the best days of the year! Kids are out of school, and it’s the perfect time to spend time with friends and family before school starts again and everything settles down for fall and winter. If you want to make these last weeks extra special, decorating your home to reflect the warm, breezy summer days can help bring that sense of summer to your front door all year long!

In addition to paint, you can add exciting hardware to make your front door pop. You can keep the job simple by using disposable drop cloths and masking tape to cover areas you don’t want to be painted (like trim). Then apply two coats of paint before removing the tape to reveal your finished product. Next, complete the look by installing a new door knocker with a motif that aligns with your style. Think about it the way you would when adding the finishing touch to your wardrobe. Only introduce items that you love! Pair your colorful door with a few planters and an attractive welcome mat for a memorable entrance!

Fire Pits & Fire Features

The mesmerizing quality of fire becomes a focal point in your outdoor living space.


Summer Decorating Ideas

There’s no better way to extend summer fun into the fall than by integrating a fire feature into your backyard. Not only will your guests enjoy the warmth and allure of a fire pit, but you’ll also get to enjoy extra time outdoors. Summer may be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to end. With a bit of creativity, you can keep the party going well into the autumn months. Here are some ideas to get you started. Set out summer chairs and blankets for your guests to enjoy the fire comfortably. Roast marshmallows or make s’mores over the fire for a sweet treat.
And keep things festive with seasonal drinks and snacks like pumpkin spice coffee or apple cider. No matter what type of fire feature you choose, make sure it is in a safe and appropriate location.

Coloro + WGSN’s predictions for the spring/summer 2023 season include Sundial, a warm and earthy yellow that will lend to a glowy aesthetic. If you’re looking for a great way to extend the season well into the fall, it would be worthwhile to introduce a fire feature to your backyard. You will enjoy the extra time outside when you have a fire pit, as the warmth and allure of it will make your guests feel welcome.

Color of the Year 2023 – Digital Lavender

Create a joyful and calming oasis with these late summer decorating ideas.


Stability and Balance

As the summer comes to an end, there’s no reason your home decor has to go with it. Inject joy into your home by incorporating an eye-catching lavender hue. Depending on your home decor and style, you can make it more formal or casual. Monochromatic late summer decor will give your home an airy feel while mixing different colors and patterns will add a whimsy. Adding accent dishes to the table and a lavender tablecloth are a great way to complete your dining room decor. In addition, if you want to make your front door stand out or feel really bold, choose Pantone’s 2023 color of the year. Whether you pair it with a modern or traditional hardware finish, the joyful hue will create a welcome style statement. So go ahead and give summertime decorating a try – your home (and guests) will thank you.

Pantone’s Color of the Year 2023 is a serene Digital Lavender. Purple will return as a key color for 2023, representing wellness and digital escapism. Stability, balancing, recuperative rituals will become a top priority for those who want to protect and improve their mental health. Digital Lavender will connect to this focus on well-being, offering a sense of stability and balance.

The Calming Effect of Lavender Oil and Scent

Lavender is the perfect end-of-summer color palette. It’s light, airy, and refreshing but also has a calming effect that can help ease the transition into fall. Accentuate the benefits of the hue by layering in scents that reinforce the color palette. Here are five ways to infuse lavender into your home and garden. Light up your porch with lavender string lights and lanterns. Add fragrance candles in fun shapes or made from natural materials like flowers or herbs. Add realistic touches to every room by decorating with fresh flowers, dried herbs, jars of preserves, or even pieces of yarn dyed using different shades of lavender–the combinations are endless!

For those last few weeks before winter officially arrives, why not create a DIY pathway leading through the garden? Place pretty stones on your lawn and layer branches for an eclectic walkway. You could also add some low-growing flowering plants to fill gaps between the stones. Another idea is to replace traditional gravel paths with crushed shells–not only will they give off a subtle scent as you walk on them, but they’ll also have more longevity than leaves which blow away quickly this time of year! Finish the pathway with a bucket full of lavender, and you’ll be sure to enjoy the best of both worlds!

Benefits of Lavender Scent

People ask, “What are the healing powers of lavender?” The scent of lavender is known for its calming and soothing effects, making it the perfect choice to fill your senses and create a sense of tranquility. Lavender oil is extracted from the lavender plant and has been used for centuries for its soothing properties. Research has shown that the lavender scent can help reduce anxiety and stress, making it the perfect choice for relaxation. In addition to its calming effects, lavender oil boosts mood and creates a sense of joy. (Read: Healthline -What Lavender Can Do for You). So if you’re looking to develop a mood-lifting experience for yourself or your guests, fill the room with the soothing scent of lavender.

Summer Decorating Ideas – Coastal Decor

A coastal palette is perfect for creating a relaxing atmosphere in your home.


Tranquil Blue

Tranquil Blue is the perfect color for creating a relaxed atmosphere, and adding coastal-inspired items allows you to enjoy the season a little longer. Add serene blue hues to your summer decorating palette, and enjoy the season a little longer. Here are a few end of summer decorating ideas to give your home a fresh, coastal look. Add blue items such as decorative pillows, candles, or dishes to your décor and use fabric that has a coastal pattern like flowers or palm trees. Layering in coastal scents like sandalwood and playlists that include Frank Sinatra’s Somewhere Beyond the Sea will be a lovely way to enjoy the upcoming months! Tap into your creativity to bring your island paradise to life. Check out our blog post to learn more about how you can create an oasis right in your backyard.

Coloro + WGSN’s predictions for the spring/summer 2023 season include Tranquil Blue. The mid-tone hue is a transition from the deepness of the Atlantic Ocean to lighter and brighter clearer waters as we seek out better times ahead (Color + WGSN). Read: 5 Relaxing Backyard Ideas for Easy Breezy Coastal Outdoor Living.

Tropical Decor

Use home decor and inviting scents to optimize your life at home!


Summer Decorating Ideas

Late summer and early fall is the perfect time to add a tropical vibe to your home décor. Whether you’re looking to create an exotic oasis or want to add a little bit of warmth to your home, using tropical fragrance oils can help you achieve the right mood. Tropical fragrances are reminiscent of sunny days, fresh fruit, and holidays in the sun, and they can add fun and relaxation to any space. Some of my favorite tropical fragrance oils include coconut, mango, watermelon, and citrus scents. These fragrances are perfect for summertime and year-round enjoyment. [Read: 8 White Tropical Bedroom Ideas | Transform Your Home into a Hawaiian Paradise]

If you’re looking for a way to add some tropical flair to your home, try using scented candles or diffusers with tropical fragrance oils. These fragrances are sure to transport you to a faraway place and help you escape the stresses of everyday life.

Keep the memories of long, sunny days and balmy nights alive by adding a few summery touches to your home decor. Layering in coastal scents like sandalwood and playlists that include Spotify’s Tropical Chill, Sunshine Reggae, or Tropical Summer Vibes will be a memorable way to enjoy the upcoming months! Shown in photograph above: Serena and Lily: Fallbrook Wallpaper, Ventana Chandelier and Kale by Jen Kindell (wall art).

Summer Garden Party

A summer garden party is a memorable way to share your gardening expertise and enjoy your harvest! Invite friends and family for an afternoon of food, fun, and games. Decorate your garden with pretty flowers and Summer-themed decorations. Serve light snacks and drinks so your guests can enjoy the outdoors without getting too full.

Summer Pool Party

A summer pool party is a great way to cool off and have fun in the sun. The key to a great pool party is to keep it safe and supervised. Use colorful summer decorations like inflatable pool toys, pool floats, and pool umbrellas to create a fun and festive atmosphere. Serve light snacks and drinks so your guests can enjoy the outdoors without getting too full. When the party is over read the young guests A Bedtime Story | An Enchanting Day by the Sea

Summer Porch Party

A Summer porch party is the perfect way to enjoy the warm weather and cool evenings. The key to a great summer porch party is to keep it casual and relaxed. Use colorful summer decorations like lanterns, citronella candles, and flowers to create a beautiful setting. Serve light snacks and drinks so your guests can enjoy the outdoors without getting too full.

Fall Decor Ideas

Summer may be winding down, but it’s not over yet! If you’re looking to extend the beauty of summer to your autumn decorating, these five late summer decorating ideas are exactly what you need! Bringing the outdoors inside creates a soothing, relaxed vibe synonymous with summer. Or, create an extension of your home outdoors with a fire feature that sets the stage for cozy relaxation and hygge moments. These easy home decor ideas will fill your cool autumn evenings with warm summer memories. So, get creative! Comment below or on our social media pages with pictures of your beautiful late summer/early fall decorating projects. We’d love to see them! And don’t forget – if you need help transforming your home for autumn, let us know what articles you are interested in the future. Thank you for your continued support!


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Gigi Day
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Gigi Day is a designer and writer. Her blog, The Mod Daily, is full of life-enhancing home décor, lifestyle tips, and advice to optimize life at home.

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