5 Summer Decor Ideas to Freshen Up Your Home (Great For Small Spaces!)

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July 5, 2021 | 3 Min Read

When summer rolls around, all of the attention seems to be on freshening up outdoor spaces, but not everyone has access to their own outdoor areas! This is when summer decor for your beloved indoor living spaces is vital.

Decorating your home can be particularly hard for those in smaller spaces like condos. We promise though, putting the time into giving these spaces a summer makeover is worth it and isn’t as difficult as you may think! It only takes a few small changes to make a difference in your favorite rooms and give them an instant pick-me-up.

Here are 5 easy tips and tricks to freshen up your smaller living spaces this summer.

1) Hang Up Some Pieces Of Art Or Personal Photos

5 Summer Decor Ideas to Freshen Up Your Home (Great For Small Spaces!)

One great way to create your own personalized art and add some light is Nanoleaf Shapes light panels. Shapes are free-form, color customizable, and easily installed (without any drilling required). There are over 16 million color options to pick from, a music visualizer that will react to your favorite songs, and the panels are also touch-reactive so you can create amazing visuals (imagine the ripples of a pond cascading across your living room wall). These light panels allow you to create art that is fluid and unique to your style, and with the infinite amount of color customizations available, you’ll never get bored!

2) Add A Fresh Coat Of Paint

Painting may seem tedious but a fresh coat of paint goes a long way. There are many different opinions on which colors you should pick, but as a general rule, distinct sharp colors will help open up your space. This doesn’t necessarily mean going with an all-white palette — lighter hues of your favorite colors work wonderfully! Painting your ceiling a shade that’s only slightly lighter than your walls will also help make the space feel more open. That’s not to say you should completely stay away from dark saturated colors; darker tones pop on an accent piece or wall.

3) Create An Accent Or Focal Wall

5 Summer Decor Ideas to Freshen Up Your Home (Great For Small Spaces!)

If repainting your entire space isn’t for you, that’s okay! Spend your time on one wall instead. An accent wall is an easy way to make your small space more dynamic. It’s generally recommended to not go too over the top in terms of boldness but you can play with funky designs, vibrant colors, or darker hues. Exploring different textures can get exciting too. Nanoleaf Elements modular panels are an easy DIY way to add texture to your accent wall — secured with included wall adhesives, there’s no need to drill or paint. Finished with a wood-look texture (in both look and feel), the panels’ balanced neutral tone complements any aesthetic. Either way, your space will instantly feel brand new!

4) Be Creative With Storage

One of the toughest parts of organizing small spaces is storage. Reduce the clutter with unique decor pieces that double as organizers and protect your sentimental memorabilia. There are many creative storage options you can use to give each item a safe place in your home. Find pieces that have more than one function. For example, a floating shelf ladder that’s also usable as a desk, or an upholstered ottoman that opens up to store whatever you’d like. And you can always play with the layout of your space to make things fit best for you.

5) Bring Elements Of The Outdoors Inside

5 Summer Decor Ideas to Freshen Up Your Home (Great For Small Spaces!)

Celebrate nature by bringing your favorite summer flowers inside! Not only do flowers smell great and add a splash of color to your space, but they also reduce stress. Look for fragrant plants such as lavender or try succulents to help purify the air. To really customize your space and bring the outdoors in, check out Nanoleaf Canvas light panels! Similar to Nanoleaf Shapes, these light panels also allow you to pick from millions of color options. Explore the Nanoleaf App and discover nature-inspired lighting Scenes like “Soft Jade” or “Summer Breeze.” It’s a wonderful way to seamlessly capture the best part of the outdoors and experience them inside.

As you can see, you really don’t need a major renovation to create a summertime escape! Give your home (regardless of its size) the much needed refresher you deserve and brighten your space with these simple summer decor tips.

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