Architecture & Design // 5 min Read

How to Decorate Your Coastal Home for Summer

Written by Palmetto Bluff

Jul 14, 2023

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A 5-Step Guide to Add Subtle Summer Home Decor

As the days grow longer and the sun shines brighter, summer beckons us to bask in its warm embrace. And what better way to celebrate this blissful season than by infusing your coastal home with vibrant summer home decor? The essence of summer can be beautifully captured within the walls of your home by following our guide to summer home decor. 

Join us on a journey to transform your coastal sanctuary into a heavenly oasis that radiates the spirit of this sun-kissed season.

1. Capture the Essence of Coastal Colors

To kick-start your coastal transformation, immerse yourself in captivating hues inspired by the beach and ocean. Choosing a color palette such as aqua, seafoam green, sandy beige, and shell pink can create a calming and refreshing atmosphere in your home. . Painting your walls in soothing shades, or introducing accent furniture and decor items will allow you to showcase these coastal colors. These beach-inspired tones will evoke the serenity and beauty of the coast, making every room a seaside sanctuary.

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2. Embrace Natural Elements

Summer is the perfect season to blur the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces. Adorning your home with the natural beauty of the coastal landscape by incorporating elements like seashells, driftwood, and tropical plants will blend the outside with the inside. Arranging seashell collections in glass jars or adding potted palms and vibrant flowers will bring life into your living spaces. These organic elements will create an invigorating and tranquil ambiance that emulates the essence of summer. 

3. Lighten Up with Sheer Fabrics

Welcome the gentle coastal breezes into your home by incorporating light and airy fabrics. By swapping heavy drapes for sheer curtains, the sunlight will be able to filter through your home and fill your space with a soft, dreamy glow. You may also choose to opt for fabrics in shades that complement your coastal color scheme, such as whites, pastel blues, or gentle sandy tones. The play of natural light and sheer fabrics will create a breezy and ethereal atmosphere.

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4. Dive into Textures

To enhance the visual appeal of your coastal oasis, experiment with textures that evoke the coast’s natural beauty. Introduce woven rugs, rattan furniture, and wicker baskets to your space creating a warm and organic feel with the use of natural materials. You may complement these items with cozy, textured pillows and throws, adding depth and comfort to your living areas. The combination of different textures will create an inviting and relaxed ambiance. 

5. Liven Your Outdoor Living Space

It wouldn’t be summer if we didn’t allow some time to decorate and enhance our outdoor living spaces. Embrace the warm sunshine and gentle coastal breeze by transforming your backyard or porch into a summer retreat.

To create a stunning outdoor living space that captures the essence of summer, start by selecting comfortable seating options that encourage relaxation and conversation. Choose vibrant and durable outdoor fabrics with bold patterns to add a pop of color, and provide shade and shelter with umbrellas or pergolas. Next, enhance the natural elements by incorporating plants and organic materials. Then, set the mood with ambient lighting, both functional and decorative. Lastly, infuse your personal style with unique touches like artwork, decorative accents, and cozy textiles. By blending these elements, you can design an outdoor space that reflects the vibrant energy and serenity of summer.

Related: How to Design the Perfect Back Porch for Summer

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Find Your Dream Summer Home at Palmetto Bluff 

As you begin to transform your home into a summer haven, remember that the key lies in capturing the spirit of the seaside: the colors, the textures, and the relaxation it embodies. By incorporating these ideas into your summer home decor, you can create a personal sanctuary where you can unwind, recharge, and embrace the beauty of the season.

If you’re seeking the perfect coastal home to complement your summer decor aspirations, look no further than Palmetto Bluff. Nestled in the heart of the Lowcountry and offering a luxurious lifestyle, Palmetto Bluff homes provide an idyllic retreat where you can fully immerse yourself in the summer spirit. Beyond the walls of your dream home, Palmetto Bluff offers a wealth of amenities and activities for you to enjoy. Stroll along nature paths, embark on a kayaking adventure through winding waterways, or simply unwind by the pool with a refreshing cocktail in hand. The world-class amenities, including golf courses, tennis courts, and spa facilities, provide endless opportunities for members of the Palmetto Bluff Club.

Is this the Lowcountry lifestyle you desire? Discover the available homes at Palmetto Bluff and begin your journey to make your dream a reality. 

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