If you caught our recent post on the top summer trends of 2016, you know that breezy style is alive and well this season! Today we take a step away from the trendy and focus on the timeless. We’;re shining the spotlight on classic summer motifs that will never go out of style. Soak up the seasonal ideas that follow, and be forewarned: you will be tempted to make them a part of your decor year-round…
Blue and White
There’;s just something about blue and white! It’;s crisp. It evokes the ocean. And it couldn’;t be more welcoming for summer. This Blue Ribbon Bedding from Zara Home will create a vacation vibe in your bedroom:
Also from Zara Home is this Turquoise Distressed Printed Velvet Cushion Cover, which channels the azure serenity of the sea:
Shades of blue and green pepper the grey couch in the image below, thanks to a collection of velvet cushion covers from H&M Home. Choose a vibrant hue such as teal, and throw in some green for variety. Set against a backdrop of white, these pillow covers are sure to stand out:
Blue. White. A hint of teal. Isn’;t is summer-perfect?! This beautifully styled space from H&M Home says it all:
What is it about summer that brings out our craving for sweet treats, such as festive fruit, popsicles and sorbet? Sweet motifs never go out of style, and they add a fresh, playful element to summer. For starters, fruity, dessert-y themes are perfect for entertaining. This sorbet bar styling from Paper & Stitch captures the look and feel of summer. The colorful sprinkle pattern in the background adds fun and flair:
These DIY Fruit Slice Balloons from Studio DIY for Balloon Time are easy to craft. Embellishing foil balloons with tissue paper creates a colorful, festive display!
Oh Happy Day’;s Fruit Salad Party Mobile makes the most of styrofoam spheres. Ideal for a summer gathering, this modern yet classic decoration is cute enough to leave on display all year long:
Sweet motifs aren’;t just for parties! This Patterned Cushion Cover from H&M Home will refresh your couch with a hint of grapefruit and a bold dose of color. And at only $ 9.99, it’;s a true bargain:
Nothing is more summery than beachy designs, from seashells to sea creatures. These Coral Print Napkins from Zara Home are the perfect nod to summer. They’;re disposable, and they come in a set of 20. Let them set the stage for your next party, or have them on hand to welcome guests who stop by for an impromptu happy hour:
Zara Home’;s Coral Earthenware Dinnerware is timeless with its botanical feel and dark/light contrast:
This Summer Seafood Boil from Camille Styles features lobster-themed dishware, which blogger Carmen Collins created herself using Shutterfly! Yes, you too can be a product designer!
If you’;re wanting to create a beachy feel but you’;re into glamour rather than earthy summer style, curate an upscale look with tropical accents. This room featuring offerings from H&M Home combines a tufted sofa with palm-print pillows and a touch of gold:
Stripes never go out of style! Summer is the time to let them shine, but don’;t be in a hurry to pack them away when the seasons change. This eye-catching tablescape from Paper & Stitch proves that you can mix and match stripes with ease:
Black and white stripes can be found all over CB2’;s outdoor furniture collection this summer, and the Filaki Lounger below is no exception:
There’;s nothing like an earthy stripe, and CB2’;s Yellow Leaf Hammock illustrates the power of white, black and neutral tones in a breezy combination:
Speaking of earthy stripes, perhaps you recognize the image below from the light-filled Lisbon apartment renovation we recently featured. The striped towel adds just the right dose of chill, classic style (and pattern) to this modern powder room:
These Offset Stripe Wool Dhurries from West Elm are available in a wide range of colors. Plus, their asymmetrical design puts a new spin on the classic stripe:
We end today’;s post with CB2’;s Tulum Side Table, a piece inspired by the shape and weave of ancient Mayan drums. Wide, bold stripes adorn this bright furnishing that can also serve as a festive focal point:
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