I don't know about you but I love color. I try to stick to neutrals with my furniture (except a few items) and other major purchases but I try to use as much color as I can with accessories and even smaller pieces of furniture like my kitchen chairs.
Every season I like to either rearrange things or add some new accessories just for something different. Since I like to go all out for the holidays like Christmas and Halloween, by the time it's summer I am looking for some cheaper ways to decorate my home. Here some affordable ways you can incorporate summer colors into home!
I like to keep my dining room table set with dishes and glasses. Mostly because I don't really use it and I think it looks better when it's set. So I like to get new a few new glasses in a fun summer color or pattern with yellow, blues, or a peach color. I like to mix and match mine on the table so you don't need to find a set of them! You can find unique glasses at Restoration Emporium, thrift shops or even sometimes Walmart.
I saw this idea in our Magnolia Home showroom with fake lemons and I am totally going to try it this summer because I love the color yellow. I might even get some fake limes to mix together. It would be such a cute idea under a cloche as a centerpiece after setting your table with your new dishes!
Even though it can get over 100 degrees here in Kansas City during the summer, I am a blanket hoarder and love finding new ones to spread over my couch. This is a great way to add color because it is so easy and interchangeable! My couch is gray so I feel like I need to add some color either by pillows or blankets.
Paint a small piece of furniture
About $20 (depending on furniture)
If you already own a small piece of furniture or maybe a mirror of picture frame then this is a quick and cheap way to add color! Amy Howard One-Step Paint goes a long way and you don't need to sand or prime ahead of time! You don't even need wax to seal it unless it's going to get a lot of use!
A sample size of Amy Howard One-Step Paint is $16 at Restoration Emporium and will cover about 25 square feet! So if you are painting something on the small size this is a great fix and Amy Howard has TONS of colors to choose from (like "Palm Beach", hello summer!). Or if you want it glossy try the Amy Howard Lacquer spray paint for $21.