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Summer Home Refresh: 8 Home Decorating Ideas for Your Space

Summer Home Refresh: 8 Home Decorating Ideas for Your Space

After months of spring cleaning, it’s now time to give your home a summer facelift (or is it homelift?). We welcome bright palettes, splashy prints, and light linens with open arms once again. Simple décor updates can instantly transform your home into a beach-inspired oasis or a secluded lake cottage, depending on your interior style. Summer is also the season for entertaining (cue: backyard BBQs and pool parties), and these décor ideas will surely impress your guests the next time they come over.

Stein Mart offers various home accessories for every taste—from sleek, minimalist vases to bright picture frames. Anything to make your room feel delightful and cozy, you can find it here.


1. Bronze & Copper Tones

Shop the 20″ Oil Bronze Table Lamps With Flared Base & Natural Linen Drum Shades, $69.99

Metal finishes like bronze and copper exude effortless elegance. They add a glamorous touch to any space. Incorporate them into your home starting with lamps, candleholders, and kitchen accessories before moving to bigger furniture like end tables.

You might like these:

Shop the Garden Gate Solar Lantern, $42.99

Shop the Spiral Oil Warmer, $11.99

Shop the Country Apple Bench, $204.99

Shop the Metal Basket Black Round Small 12x12x10, $27.95


2. Shabby Chic

Shop the Wood Half-Moon Hall Table, $205.99

Adorn your home with vintage-inspired accents. These may include wooden lanterns, windchimes, and bright throw pillows. Personal memorabilia like picture frames and paintings also belong to this category. Embracing a shabby chic interior makes your space cozier and warmer, perfect for chilly summer nights.

You might like these:

Shop the Distressed Baby Blue Wall Mirror, $92.95

Shop the Rosefan Hand Towel, $19.99

Shop the Vintage Industrial Wall Clock, $121.99

Shop the Quiet Moments Canvas Giclee, $49.95


3. Hygge Home

Shop the Hammock Chair, $41.99

If there’s one thing Scandinavian design got right, it’s mastering “effortless comfort.” Their design philosophy has taken over the interior design world in recent years, and for good reason. It’s all about minimalism and clutter-free spaces. This is perfect for the bathroom or bedroom, two places where comfort should be at its most optimal. Think storage solutions that look like furniture and earth-colored accessories.

You might like these:

Shop the Dainty Home Monte Carlo Textured 76″ x 96″ Window Panel Pair, $44.99

Shop the French Blue Chevron Plush Throw, $27.95

Shop the Teal Aqua Velvet Rectangular Lumbar Pillow, $28.99

Shop the 62.5″ Royal Gold Task Floor Lamp With Slim-Line Angular Design & Off-White Linen Drum Shade, $119.99


4. Timeless Summer Florals

Shop the Assorted Sunny Sunflowers Printed Dishtowel (Set of 2), $17.95

Florals for summer? Groundbreaking. But just like fashion, floral decor never goes out of style. If you’ve been skimping on this classic look for a while, maybe this is the time to take the leap. From wall art to rugs, it’s easy to add a pop of color with Mother Nature’s help.

You might like these:

Shop the Cobalt Florals II Canvas Giclee, $54.99

Shop the Summer Floral Outdoor Tablecloth With Zipper 60 Round, $29.95

Shop the Orange Sherbet Canvas Giclee, $92.95


5. Into the Wild

Shop the Leopard Spots Doormat, $27.95

Animal prints can elevate the style in any room. A leopard print doormat or safari-inspired art creates a unique and powerful impact in your home. They also serve as an accent piece to your living room, adding character. If animal prints are too much for you, go for color palettes instead. Think black, white, brown, mustard, or grey.

You might like these:

Shop the Boho Chic Flowers and Llama White Square Pillow, $31.99

Shop the Highland in the Breeze Canvas Giclee, $94.95

Shop the Tropical Flamingo Solar Stake, $48.99

Shop the Jonathan Adler Tiger Beach Towel, $92.99


6. Peppy Prints

Shop the Woman Strong I Canvas Wall Art, $69.95

Inspired by maximalist and eccentric design, mixed prints and patterns are a creative way to brighten up a room in summer. Stripes and splashes of watercolor bring cheer to any space, especially when you have a white or neutral wall to work with.

You might like these:

Shop the Teal Fringed Stripe Napkins, 20x20″, Set of 6, $23.95

Shop the Dainty Home Shades Ombre 76″ x 84″ Rod Pocket Panel Pair, $39.99

Shop the Pastel Watercolor Marble Cotton Square Pillow, $31.99


7. Under the Sea

Shop the Coastal Terrazzo Shower Hooks, $18.99

Bring the beauty of the ocean to your space with coastal-inspired accessories and décor. Think shells, sea turtles, and starfish prints that bring the beach vibes to any room.

You might like these:

Shop the Coastal Terrazzo Shower Curtain, $48.99

Shop the Caicos Tumbler, $16.99

Shop the Beachcomber Rug, $36.99

Shop the Matte Black Tumbler Soy Grapefruit and Flora Candle, $27.95


8. Industrial Age

Shop the Hanging Geometric Plant Holder, $31.99

Industrial design looks chic when combined with more modern pieces. Make it summer-appropriate by opting for a lighter palette. You can also go for metallic finishes balanced by white or gold.

You might like these:

Shop the Round Mirror With Leather Strap, $123.95

Shop the Black Mini Contemporary Lantern, $21.99

Shop the 63″ Arched Metal Floor Lamp w/ Metal Shade Slate Grey, $99.99


Bottom line: Don’t be afraid to have fun and experiment!

Also remember that sometimes, in decor, less is more. A small plant there or a new vase here; can completely change the energy in a room no matter the season.


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