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Bring Summer into Your Apartment: Decor Edition
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Photo courtesy of Katka Pavlickova on Unsplash
Mackenzie  Ventura
Tuesday, Jun. 4, 2024

As the weather begins to warm up, it’s a great time to refresh your apartment home by drawing inspiration from Mother Nature. Breathe new life into your space this season using the following décor tips for maximal warm-weather vibes.

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Photo courtesy of Anna Jakutajc-Wojtalik on Unsplash

Bring in Fresh Flowers and Plants

There’s nothing that says "fresh new season" like a bouquet of your favorite flowers. Tulips are a personal favorite of mine because of the vibrant colors they bring into my space. Pre-made bouquets are always a stellar option but if you’re feeling creative and looking to pinch some pennies, you may want to make your own floral displays.

I recommend stopping by Trader Joe's to select a few different bundles of flowers to assemble in a vase or jar when you get home. The fun in this option is that you can invite some close friends or loved ones to do their own floral display as well and spend some quality time together now that the weather is warming up and the birds are chirping. Looking for something that will outlast floral arrangements?

Houseplants are a great investment for those looking to improve the air quality in their apartment home. Houseplants have also been suggested to promote well-being by increasing mood and productivity in their owners. If you're considering adding houseplants to your apartment home, it's important to mention that not all houseplants are safe for your pets. Be sure to check out this blog post on pet-safe houseplants to take the guesswork out of your indoor plant selection.

Photo by Alexander Grey on Unsplash.

Photo by Alexander Grey on Unsplash.

Change Out Heavy Bedding

I always find myself sleeping with more blankets to get through the late part of winter. As the seasons change, you’ll want to swap your bedding to something lighter to accommodate the warmer temperatures. One of life’s simplest joys is a fresh pair of sheets, and the blankets you snuggle up in are just impactful to a good night’s rest. Normally, once we get our last cold front of the year, I’ll switch from a double-stacked comforter to a quilt and a lighter-weight comforter. Finding a duvet cover for your comforter is also a quick and easy way to switch up the décor of your bedroom. I like to dedicate one duvet cover to the fall and winter months, and the other is dedicated to warmer months. I feel like this gives me an opportunity to lean into incorporating seasonal colors. For summer specifically, you can look for pastels and bright patterns to add to your bed for a renewed sense of energy in your space.

Add Some Light, Airy Scents to Your Home

Using your senses to unwind is a proven way to promote relaxation in your home. Scent is one essential element in creating ambience, especially within your apartment home. Studies have shown that certain scents can change the way that we feel.

Diffusing essential oils such as lavender, eucalyptus, lemon, bergamot, grapefruit, Lime, frankincense, and ylang ylang have unique scent profiles and constituents that can really brighten up your apartment home this summer. Set up multiple diffusers to extend the effect to other areas of your apartment home, and paired with the scent of your fresh bouquets, you’ll be floating on a cloud from room to room.

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Create Your Outdoor Space

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photo courtesy of Bobby Sheppard, blogger

Photo courtesy of blogger, Bobby Sheppard

Warm weather brings wonderful opportunities to reconnect with nature. One of my favorite places to hang out and read a book is my apartment balcony.

Some quick ways to refresh your outdoor space are to add some string lights for spring evenings, an outdoor rug, and a comfy place to sit.

Decorating an outdoor space is also a great opportunity to incorporate additional plants and flowers that may not thrive indoors. If you live in an area that deals with an influx of outdoor pests in the warmer parts of the year, a great tip is to explore planting insect-repelling plants like marigolds, rosemary, or lemon grass. Looking for spacious apartment patios and nature views?

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