Heat wave or not, summer is simply the most dreamlike season of the year. We are once again outside in the fresh air more often and longer and enjoy the warmth of the sun’s rays on our skin or the light breeze on our faces. Wonderful weather, long days on the beach or at the lake, warm evenings in the garden with a barbecue, unforgettable summer parties and even more active exercise and sports – summer has something for everyone. It doesn’t hurt if you increase the summer mood even more, with the right summer decorations for both inside and outside. There are numerous ways to do this and depending on your own taste and personal preferences, you can decide on these decorating ideas that suit you best.
Original summer decoration to make yourself
Today we have collected plenty of inspiration for your original summer decorations and present them to you in the picture gallery below. The numerous decoration ideas range from classic and subtle to very original, home-made creations to unusual upcycling projects. Be inspired and design your own DIY decoration for inside and outside. You already know that there are no limits to your creativity. Especially with upcycling, you can constantly have new ideas and bring all sorts of obsolete objects back to life.
Brightly painted colanders become pretty flower pots in no time
Upcycling summer decoration – much more than just a trend
What started out as a trend or an original decoration idea has long been considered a meaningful creative activity that stands for pure sustainability. Upcycling is not only easy on the wallet, but above all on the environment. As a result, old items are not simply thrown away, but given a second chance. And they even become a kind of art and turn into real eye-catchers in the garden, on the terrace or in your own four walls. Old car tyres, wooden chairs, rubber boots, bicycles, wheelbarrows and Euro pallets are clear classics, especially for creative DIY garden decorations. But empty glass bottles, preserving jars, old cutlery, tin cans and kitchen strainers are also highly recommended as popular craft materials for upcycling.
Summer decorations made from car tires are quick and easy to make
Give the interior a summery touch
In addition to original handicraft and upcycling ideas, you can also invite summer into your home with the right colours, patterns and materials. In principle, the following applies: decide on one main color or at most three of them and introduce them into the home furnishings with textiles, home accessories, natural finds and even fresh flowers. Particularly warm, cheerful shades such as yellow, orange and red, especially in their pastel versions, are often preferred for a successful summer decoration. But a cool turquoise or soothing celadon green can also be selected to balance and combined with white and cream and other neutral colors. Sea finds, coarse ropes, glasses full of sand, stripes in blue and red are, on the other hand, typical elements of summer decoration in a maritime style and are often very popular with many people seasonally.
Add fresh splashes of color with new pillowcases and bedspreads
The usual materials that cry out for summer are soft silk and fine satin, or thin cotton and coarse linen. These substances are not only completely natural, but also very pleasant for the skin. They also have a very cooling effect on the body and mind and are therefore the ideal choice in the warm season, not only for at home, but also for outside and on the go.
For real fans of the maritime furnishing style
Create your very special summer decoration with a lot of imagination and attention to detail and let the summer come to your home. Even in all other seasons, such an atmospheric decoration is not out of place. But on the contrary! It will put you in a good mood and provide more energy and balance.
The Freshideen editorial team wishes you lots of fun crafting and decorating!
Here is our gallery full of inspiration:
Fresh flowers and delicate glass – an unbeatable duo
A real decorative classic – the Ball Maison glass
How about a DIY wind chime, for example?
Numerous decorative elements can also be created from old cutlery
And has the old bike already had its day?
It’s the same with a few great upcycling items
Summer decoration from old tin cans is a thing in itself
And what nice things do you do with glass bottles, old crockery and the like?
For passionate hobbyists with natural materials…
And a little more summer decoration inspiration with special techniques
Above all, the serviette technique, also known as decoupage
Fold paper and decorate lamps
DIY ideas with bunny wire
Arrange subtle interior decorative elements tastefully
And how about a bit of summery party mood