By Michelle Gage

Published on May 10, 2016

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by Michelle Gage

A new season brings a familiar need for new surroundings. If a lengthy beach vacay isn’t on the docket immediately, look closer to home for easy design updates that will bring the sunny season to you. We’ll start with a few (okay 30) of our favorite easy summer decor ideas to add to your list!

Restyle the tops of your dressers. Freshen up those often cluttered surfaces. Remember to play with scale. Add a lamp or tall plant to balance out all of the low lying jewelry trays.

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Add a little wallpaper. A quirky floral print is perfect to try out in the summertime. If you’re afraid of commitment, settle on just one wall and stick to a removable style.

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Invest in a bedroom chandelier. Amp up the AC and get rid of your dated ceiling fan. Go bold with a great Moroccan style.

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Take a little paint to your staircase. Instead of going for a thick, heavy runner, paint a rug right on! Choose your favorite color for a touch of personalization.

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Try chalkboard paint. This trick has been around for a while, but has staying power! Give yourself a place to scribble all your lists and thoughts right on the walls.

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Declutter your entry way. Clean up that stack of bills and bundle of phone cords. Designate a special space for your keys.

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Hang a tapestry on the walls. Dig out your favorite flea market find and hang it up on the wall.

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Nothing says summer quite like a beachside print; find a home for yours. Change out what is featured in the frame each season.

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Add personality to your bathroom. Pinpoint a beloved symbol and show it off on your bathroom’s plain walls.

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Create an inspiration wall above your desk. Stick up some of your favorite quotes and beach scenes to stay inspired all summer long.

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Show off your collections. It’s time to finally place that expansive trinket collection in your home. Whether they get their own shelf or are scattered throughout your space, make sure they are in a spot to get noticed!

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Place a fun backdrop in your office. A few paint options and a piece of plywood will do the trick. Stay seasonal by stenciling a quirky cactus.

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Paint your window trim to add a POP of color to your kitchen. Choose a color that’s a bit bolder than your normal palette.

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Snag yourself a rattan chair. Frequent your local flea markets each weekend and keep your eyes peeled for the perfect piece to add a touch of “California cool” to any space.

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Adding fresh florals to your most commonly used space is an easy and affordable way to bring the outdoors in! The best ones come from your own garden!

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Kick up the color! Add a colored ceramic lamp base to your living space. Trade out your basic white ensemble for one with a little extra UMPHF!

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Try a new trend! Place a printed flat woven run in your kitchen to participate.

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Update your basic laundry space. Add some sweet candy stripes to your walls. A little painters tape helps to make you a painting pro!

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Update your kitchen backsplash. Whether you aim to redo everything or just a small portion, a printed tile can instantly update your kitchen.

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Accessorize with brass accents. If you are in need of a new mirror or end table, consider brass. Matching accents help to create a cohesive theme.

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Drape a flag on your walls. This cool trick is perfect for anyone looking to make an instant impact! Hang a color blocked flag over your console table.

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Try a little DIY on your existing side table. Give a little color to your basic wooden piece. Pick a trend right pastel this summer.

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Wallpaper the back of your boring white bookcase. Give it a little lift this summer with a cool palm print.

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Add some artwork to your staircase. This is a great place to put another gallery wall Freshen it up with florals and family photos.

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Give your backyard a dreamy hammock situation. Hang a tasseled pick up and get ready to do some serious summer reading.

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Place a trio of succulents on your patio table. Sure, you can just add a basic pot, but perhaps it’s time to try some pink stones to really spice up the space.

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Create a cool drink station for your next BBQ. Guests will admire the creativity that was used to create this convenient DIY stand.

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Play with pillows! Create a cozy, over the top relaxation station in your backyard.

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Light up your patio! Add some outdoor twinkle lights to space. When the sun sets, these lights will sparkle, keeping the dinner party going.