Summer Décor and Outdoor Living Trends

May 18, 2023

If you’re like many of us, you probably enjoy refreshing your home décor as the seasons change. And why not? Changing your home décor for the summer has many benefits that go beyond creating a fresh and inviting summer interior for your home! As you update your décor, your home becomes brighter and more cheerful, which can have a positive impact on your whole family’s mood and well-being, while also giving you an opportunity to add your own personal touch to your home and stay up-to-date with the latest in indoor and outdoor living trends of 2023!

Not sure where to start? Not to worry! We’re here to help with some of the leading trends in home décor—both inside and out—that will make your home feel like the perfect summer retreat for all those patio parties and barbecues you’ll be hosting this season. We’ve scoured the ‘net and looked at what the experts are saying to get a bead on some of the biggest design trends of the year!

1. Change of seasons, change of colors. Spring and summer are a time for lighter and brighter colors, floral patterns that remind us of the many flowers we’re seeing outside, and other outdoor-inspired décor ideas. The good news is that you can incorporate these new summertime colors without having to buy new furniture or repaint the walls. It’s as simple as adding accents in whites, creams, or pastels or in bright shades of blue, green, or yellow. You can even go with bolder colors such as coral, turquoise, or pink to add a cheerful touch to any living space for a summer interior. You can do this affordably with the help of throw pillows, blankets, rugs, artwork, and decorative objects such as vases. Even a few colorful books stacked on the coffee table can help to set just the right mood. And, of course, you’ll want to start bringing in some of those spring and summer flowers from the garden or the flower bed, too, but be sure that they’re safe for your pets! Some flowers are toxic for dogs and cats, so be careful.

2. Bring a taste of the coast to wherever you are. Coastal designs make us think of lounging on the beach, and there’s nothing that says “summer” more than that! That’s why coastal and nautical themes are among the biggest design trends of summer 2023. Creating a coastal look can be as simple as incorporating some shells or minor boating touches to your home décor, or you can go all out with artwork and themed decorations for a summer interior. Even if you don’t go for a beachfront theme, some bold stripes on throw pillows or blankets can still remind you of a relaxing trip to your favorite resort.

3. Celebrate your outdoor living spaces. Most of us love getting outside, especially after we’ve been cooped up all winter. Fortunately, you can get outside even when you don’t feel like leaving home. Just about every house has some kind of outdoor living space, from porches to patios, balconies to terraces. You’ll want to find ways to make those spaces more welcoming as you spend more time in them, which means incorporating some outdoor décor items such as patio furniture, lanterns, or string lights. This will help make an evening on the porch feel like a cozy getaway all its own.

4. Spruce up that outdoor furniture. While we’re on the subject of spending more time outdoors, it’s time to take a look at that patio furniture. Is it looking a little worse for the wear? Plenty of new outdoor living trends 2023 can help make your patio or porch someplace people want to hang out. Seating is a big one, and outdoor sofas and armchairs are growing in popularity. The days of hard, metal patio chairs are long gone. Outdoor sofas and armchairs made from durable, weatherproof material almost seem to create a second living room on your patio or balcony!

5. Get ready for entertaining. Warmer weather means pool parties, patio get-togethers, backyard barbecues, you name it! We’ve all spent the long, dark months of the winter cooped up, and we’re looking forward to getting outside and spending time with our friends and neighbors. You can make your home the go-to spot for hanging out with a few simple additions to your summer interior and exterior décor. Add an al fresco dining area to those aforementioned patio seats we were just talking about, complete with a wooden bar cart that you can easily move inside or out. If you want to cook up some delicious vittles or mix up some cool drinks that will have everyone in the neighborhood clamoring for an invitation, you don’t necessarily need the biggest grill in town, but if you do have a nice big grill, firing it up sure won’t hurt!

Of course, before you can turn your home into the perfect summer getaway, you need the perfect home. If you’re shopping for a new home this summer, you’ll find the perfect one for you and your family at Candela, where you can choose from a wide variety of floor plans, architectural styles, and options from our three premier home builders: Coventry Homes, Perry Homes, and Westin Homes.

Whether you’re just starting on your home-ownership journey, looking to upgrade to a larger house, or needing to downsize to something more manageable, Candela has the perfect home for you and your family. We have new-construction homes for sale in all sizes from some of the nation’s leading homebuilders. Come visit our 460-acre master-planned community in Richmond, Texas today and find the home of your dreams!

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