5 Tips for Summer Home Decorating
5 Ideas for Summer Home Decorating
If you’re like many people around the country, your children are just finishing school for the year and you’re steamrolling into summer. With summer comes vacations, get-togethers and for some and trips to summer homes. If you’re one of the many people with a summer home, you may be wondering if that home is up to date in terms of decorating. If you’re not sure, it may be worth a bit of your time before you travel to think about whether or not summer home decorating is going to be necessary this year. If so, you’re far from alone, as quite a few people don’t really start thinking about summer home decorating until just before they start spending time there. Our team at Decorist has heard these questions many times, and below are 5 different ideas to consider if you face this question yourself.
Keep It Simple
Some people spend all summer at their summer home while others simply spend the weekends during the warm months there with perhaps a longer trip or two added in for good measure. The point is that you’re not living there fulltime, so it doesn’t usually make sense for your summer home decorating to be something extravagant or involved. Keep it simple, as it’ll be easier to maintain as well.
Keep It Durable
One of the common mistakes with regards to summer home decorating is that too many people assume since the home is not occupied all year, the items in the home won’t suffer much wear and tear. That is not always the case. Dust, cold during winter and heat when not occupied in the summer can all take their toll on linens, couch covers and other items.
Keep It Portable
Quite a few summer homes are relatively remote, and that’s the whole point: to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and relax while enjoying a closer look at nature. That means that there aren’t a lot of big-box stores near these homes and shipping items there can be difficult. Keep your summer home decorating items as portable as possible for easier transport.
Keep It Affordable
Summer homes are supposed to be as free from stress as possible, as that’s another reason people have them – to recharge their batteries. If you’re blowing your summer home decorating budget to the point where you’re constantly worried about how much it cost, you are not doing yourself any favors. Set a budget and stick with it.
Keep It Short
Anyone who has done any sort of interior design understands that without a defined timeline, things can spin out of control and take months. You don’t want to spend your entire time at your retreat working on summer home decorating, so set a timeframe ahead of time and like your budget, hold yourself to it.
If you have any specific questions with regards to summer home decorating or anything else, feel free to us at any time.