While we’ve been feeling the heat of the sun for a few weeks already, it’s now officially summertime! Summer has always been a special season, full of entertaining, family and friends – but without the stress of the winter holidays that usually accompanies those types of gatherings! Summer is the time to kick back with those you hold dear and enjoy a nice cold beverage (lemonade for the kid, rosé for me 😉) on the patio. However, despite the tranquility of the season you still want your décor to sizzle! Join me as we discuss the trends found in this season of fireflies, balmy nights, and water-side relaxing.
Petit Poisson. What is summer without a visit (or 15) to the lake? Lake house chic makes for a pretty space that is full of life and comfort. It is easy to add touches of rustic, lake-inspired decor to many of your rooms at home. One of my favorite areas to update for summer is the kitchen and dining area. Plates are a simple, practical way to incorporate a new look into this space. Beyond a beautiful table setting, you can use plates as wall décor or display them in a counter top vignette for all to admire. Lake-inspired pillows and light summer throws round out your look by adding texture and a relaxed energy perfect for curling up in vacation bliss. No lake house (or no lake)? No problem! These additions look wonderful in any setting. If you find yourself visiting the water’s edge, grab one of our signature Lake House candles for the perfect gift for your host. (Click here to shop all Lake Life)
Citrus Hues. Bright, cheery and oh so festive, citrus accents and hues are perfect for summer. Juicy orange, electric yellow and vivid greens make for an energetic and fresh combination that will illuminate your space. There are many ways to subtly introduce these sometimes over-powering hues in your space. Candle holders, table textiles, and lemon details can bring a flair of vibrancy to your home. I absolutely love citrus accents! In fact, I have a tangelo tree that has somehow survived an entire year (it’s a plant miracle!), so any excuse to bring in lemons, limes and oranges (and tangelos) and I am there! (Shop all Citrus – Here)
Picnic Perfect Melamine. During the summer months, my family loves to utilize our outdoor dining spaces. Whether that space is a four seasons room, a patio, or a screened porch, I am always striving to get as much fresh air as possible before our Midwest winters returns. Considering the dangers that outdoor dining brings (I’ve lost many a ceramic plate on the trek from kitchen to patio), and the dangers of having an almost-four-year old, it’s no wonder I have been loving melamine this season. Melamine is lightweight and virtually unbreakable, not to mention it comes in many beautiful patterns! One of my favorites this year has been paper-plate inspired melamine plates. They bring back all the nostalgia and memories of using paper settings as a child but without the environmental impact of non-reusable plates! These beauties are not microwave save, but you can pop them into the dishwasher. ( Shop for Melamine – Here)
Summer is a time to try new things and have some fun, so these are only a few of my favorite trends. I have also been using a ton of red, white and blue (check out our Americana Blog for more on that) and continuing my love of Charcuterie Chic (learn more here) as well. What are some of your favorite summer trends? I would love to see them! Share them with me in the comments or on social media using #nellhills. Until next time – happy decorating!