7 Apartment Decor Themes to Consider This Summer

By Chelsea Jackson on April 30, 2017

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While you’re finalizing your spring cleaning itinerary, it’s time to start thinking about redecorating your apartment for the summer. Though it might seem impossible to turn your apartment from drab to fab on a college student’s budget, there is an affordable way to furnish your apartment in time for summer.

Consider furniture rental for an affordable way to rent apartment furniture and decorations, which is perfect for those of us who have expensive taste but are actually frugal.

Beyond renting a grill and some stylish patio furniture (if you have a porch or balcony attached to your apartment), there are a few ways you can transform your apartment into a stylish pad for this summer’s soirees.

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1. Colorful Quarters

You can draw some attention to your otherwise lackluster apartment with some bright statement pieces. Rather than painting a whole wall tangerine, you can save your security deposit by renting a teal end table or two, which would be great ice breakers at your next friendly get-together.

2. Floral Focus Pieces

The spring and summer months are always centered on florals prints, patterns, and embellishments. From cloth curtains covered in bohemian hibiscus flowers to seat cushions dripping in tulips, floral prints will help curate a mellow summertime vibe in your apartment’s living area.

If you just don’t enjoy flowers, you can always decorate your apartment with botanical prints instead. Better yet, you can complement your floral sofa cover with a rug decorated with graphic leaves. Why not mutate your apartment into a modern figurative garden?

3. Make Nature the Centerpiece

Instead, you could also convert your apartment into an actual extension of your garden. After all, house plants create a warm environment in any home (or apartment).

Beyond living house plants, you can also enhance your living quarters by placing some flowers in simple vases throughout your apartment. These flowers can also act as miniature pops of color trickling throughout your apartment.

4. Bring the Beach to the Bedroom

Although you can transmute your entire apartment into an indoor beach scene, creating a beach focus in your bedroom can establish a tranquil environment for your bedtime routine. While you might not be able to capture the true essence of the beach, you can replicate aspects of it by adding natural wood and driftwood elements into your bedroom such as with a coastal living headboard and dress set.

Otherwise, you can expand your beach bungalow theme by adding a mirror with seashell accents around the frame. Even better, you can complement your nightstands with lamps filled with seashells.

Of course, no coastal cottage would be complete without a sea creature-themed or seashell-themed bedspread and comforter.

While you can use vivid hues in the rest of your apartment to convey your desired summer theme, it’s important to use white, beige, and pastel tones in your beach-themed bedroom, so create a soothing atmosphere that will guarantee a restful sleep.

5. Make it Artsy

Though you can articulate your creativity through your beach-themed room, it’s important to fill your apartment’s walls with gorgeous art.

Your wall art is entirely up to your interpretation, as art can be in the form of illustrations, photographs, tapestries, typography, and much more.

6. Set up a Bar

Even if you don’t use the bar for its intended purpose, the classic counter top and bar stools are essentially summer staples for any apartment.

7. Focus on the Details

After you’ve exerted most of your efforts in creating an excellent summer theme for your apartment, it’s important that you start to focus on the intricate details within your abode.

Pillows, table runners, lamps, and even coasters can all compliment your wall art to enhance your summery theme.

Beyond hanging up some artwork and tapestries, it’s important that you use other details of your apartment as an extension of your artistic expression.

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I live in Iowa now, but I was born and raised in Florida. When I'm not writing, I'm probably drawing or cooking.

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