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7 Easy Ways to Decorate Your Home for Summer

Say hi to the sun and showcase lively colors

Photography: Dairy Darilag (Main Photos)

How many times have you seen photos of your friends frolicking on the beach? Don’t be green with envy! While you’re still planning your own great summer escapade, welcome and enjoy the season by working on a few home decorating tasks. From updating your pillow covers to changing the curtains and accessories, you can channel the laid-back vibe of the beach without overspending. Ready to take the plunge? Get started with these ideas inspired by some of the homes you love:

1. Use yellow as accent color.

What better way to showcase summer than with pops of yellow all over the home? From wall art and accessories to pillow covers and tiny knickknacks, trust this color to brighten up your space.

Look for yellow must-haves when you visit Roy & Biv, Glorietta 4, Courtyard Drive, Ayala Center, Makati City.

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2. Carve out a reading nook.

Nothing beats reading a good book with the calming sound of the waves in the background. If you want a similar feel in your home, create a reading corner by the window. Make use of natural light and install wall-mounted shelves where you can display your favorite books. For a true beachy feel, opt for wooden seating pieces or see if you can have a bench customized using wooden pallets.

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3. Give your outdoor nook a mini makeover.

Do you have a balcony or a favorite spot in the garden? Two to three new potted plants can give it a boost. You can also spend on accessories to give it a new look—decorative birdcages in white can give it a whimsical appeal. Pair it votive candles set on a wooden tray and you're all set!

Decorating a balcony? Use lamps and birdcages as decor then consider sprucing up the floor with artificial turf (available at Wilcon Depot stores) to give it an outdoor feel.

Find decorative birdcagest at The Landmark, 6751 Makati Avenue, Ayala Center, Makati City

4. Use your lighting fixtures as focal point.

If you have the budget, you can change your lighting piece in the dining area or living room. With the help of an electrician, see if you can hang a trio of hurricane lanterns to serve as focal point in your space. It will give your home a rustic meets country feel while adding warmth to your setup. Complement it with a vase of flowers or an indoor plant.

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5. Fill your space with indoor plants.

Adding a pot or two in each area of the home will give it a refreshing new look as well as help improve the air quality. Play with sizes, work with different planters, and use small potted wonders as centerpiece in the living area.

Find indoor plants and other gardening supplies when you visit White Plains, Quezon City. Click here to learn more.

6. Dress up your windows with sheer curtains.

Feel the breeze and maximize natural light by opting for sheer white curtains. These give enough privacy while still allowing light and air to circulate around your space.

Find sheer white curtains at SM Home.

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7. Have fun with paint.

Whether it's yellow or green, an accent wall truly makes a statement. If you're brave enough to play with color, achieve an accent wall using a summer hue. Green adds an invigorating feel to any area while yellow looks good in the kitchen. Those who love the beach can opt for different shades of blue for a serene vibe.

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PHOTOS: Michael Angelo Chua (1 and 6) | J. Brown Photography (2) | Dairy Darilag

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