Warm weather is finally here, and when we’re not busy trying to find the perfect bathing suit and reading up on the best beach vacation destinations, we’re busy shaking the winter blues from our homes in favor of some summer sunshine. Sometimes, all it takes is a few accessories or accent pieces to transform your house, but you don’t want to have to spend a fortune just to keep up with the changing seasons. Luckily, there are a lot of inexpensive items out there that will make your home feel like a summer getaway, even if you can’t actually get away during the warmer months.
This summer, we are all about bold prints, jewel-tone colors and durable materials that can withstand the outdoors. Because let’s be honest, this summer, we’re going to be spending as much time outside as possible!
Take a look at these fun, inexpensive summer home decor items, and get ready to feel inspired to give your own abode a makeover.
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This oblong throw pillow has everything we're looking for in our summer decor this year — a bold print and deep jewel tones.
Panther pillow, $24.99 at Target
Watermelon Icon Planter
If you don't have a nice garden to sit in this summer, bring the outdoors in with this cute watermelon-patterned planter and a durable houseplant.
Watermelon icon planter, $16 at Urban Outfitters
Sommar 2018 Queen Duvet Cover & Pillowcase Set
A lightweight blend of cotton and polyester, this duvet cover and pillowcase set is an easy (and affordable!) way to give your bedroom a sunny summer makeover.
Sommar 2018 queen duvet cover and pillowcase set, $15 at Ikea
Banded Acrylic Drinking Glasses
The aqua band on these acrylic drinking glasses is a subtle nod to summer. Since they're not made of glass, they're safe to use by the pool too.
Banded acrylic drinking glasses, $7 at Crate & Barrel
Crate & Barrel
Chambray Cuff Pillowcases
Like a chambray sundress on a hot summer day, these lightweight pillowcases will keep you cool on steamy evenings.
Chambray cuff pillowcases, $15 for two at PB Teen
A Bright Planter
The perfect home for all those succulents that are still sitting on your desk in the plastic pots they were sold in.
Sahara pot, $12.95 at Anthropologie
Opalhouse Floral Lumbar Pillow With Pom-poms
Bring bright, bold florals into your home with this colorful pillow. It adds some sunshine to any space, be it the bedroom, den or living room.
Opalhouse floral lumbar pillow with pom-poms, $20 at Target
Hexagon Small Blue Metal Lantern
Enjoy the cool night air this summer with the aid of candlelight flickering from a stylish lantern.
Hexagon small blue metal lantern, $16 at Pier 1
Solvinden String Light Decor
Get more use out of your Christmas lights by popping these paper lanterns over them, then stringing them up around your porch to add a soft glow to your summer soirees.
Solvinden string light decor, $5 at Ikea
Swap out your boring old handles for these colorful and very on-trend marbled knobs.
Marbled knobs, $13.95 at Anthropologie
Juliana Coastal Reversible Printed, Quilted Throw
A lightweight throw blanket is essential for all your afternoon siestas and nights stargazing from the deck.
Juliana coastal reversible printed, quilted throw, $21 at Wayfair
Paint + Petals Melamine Serving Set
Lunch on the patio is a lot cuter with this set of colorful floral serving utensils at your command.
Paint + Petals melamine serving set, $10 at Anthropologie
Houck Wool Beige Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug
Dress up your outdoor entertaining space with a colorful rug that can be used outside in the summer and taken indoors when winter rolls around again.
Houck 2-foot-x-3-foot wool indoor/outdoor area rug in beige, $19 at Wayfair
Tropical Paper Napkins
Successful summer entertaining is all in the details. Keep these colorful paper napkins on hand to add a little style to your next backyard barbecue or picnic.
Paper napkins, $3 at H&M
This little rug is perfect for doorways or in front of a sink.
Striped jute rug, $24.99 at Target
A Chic Watering Can
A watering can for under $10 that doubles as chic decor? Yes, please.
Watering can, $9.99 at Ikea