Whether we want to believe it or not, fall is just around the corner. And while it was easier just a few weeks ago to believe that these warm days and nights would seemingly never end, it’s getting harder to trick ourselves into the idea of an endless summer. If you have yet to truly enjoy the season, we’ve gathered 13 items that’ll help you savor it while it’s still around. From a tall ceramic pitcher and colorful dinnerware that are ideal for an outdoor barbecue, to a woven chair and floral wallpaper that capture the look and feel of these bright months, our picks are meant to capture the timeless designs of summer so that you can cherish it now and keep the looks around for later.
This pitcher from Anthropologie ($58) seems almost made for your homemade lemonade recipe. Make sure to serve it outside on your patio during a warm night.
“Catch a Wave” Art Print
Choose the largest size of this Society6 art print ($75), and use it to frame a small bench or dresser in your entryway. The black-and-white focal point will always remind you of this summer’s perfect days at the beach.
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Riviera Side Chair
Add some 1930s modernity to your dining space with these vintage-style Riviera chairs ($228). The natural rattan material with and curved lines make for a classic summery look you can accessorize for fall.
Assorted Dinner Plates
Why choose plain paper plates for your end-of-summer barbecue? Bright floral plates from Target ($14.99) will add color to your table before fall, and can be pulled out again in the spring.
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Grey Area Rug
Lighten up your bedroom with a calming summer color palette. This gray geometric rug ($160.21) has a subtle Moroccan style that will help you create the breezy, peaceful room of your dreams.
Bright pops of yellow will always conjure the look and feel of summer, and this classic floral wallpaper from Rifle Paper Co. ($190 for a 30-foot roll) will do just that as an accent in your home. Cover an entire room in this pattern, or use it to and interest on a ceiling.
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This midcentury modern sunburst mirror from Ballard Designs ($179) will bring those golden sunshine vibes to your living room or dining area. Place it over a mantle or a low table and it’ll feel like summer all year long.
Indigo Stripe Pillow
The nautical feel of stripes and navy blue take on a timeless appeal in this hand-dyed pillow from the Circular ($69), which was handmade in Portland from African fabric.
Bright Ceramist Vases
Just because your yard won’t be overflowing with flowers for much longer doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t stop the routine of filling a vase with fresh blooms. These bright picks at West Elm (starting at $14) look good with your favorite blossoms or as empty accessories on a shelf.
Watermelons may be the unofficial fruit of the summer, and these painted ceramic tumblers from NontonKeramik ($24.33) use them as adorable inspiration. While these are intended for kids, they also would work as cocktail glasses.
Organic Cotton Throw
Carry the red, white, and blue motif of the summer holidays into your everyday decor with this throw blanket from Chairish ($140). This would look especially stylish tossed over the side of a leather sofa.
Dip-Dyed Seagrass Basket
Woven textures and white accents are summertime staples, and that’s why this basket from Tala Home Design (starting at $39.77) caught our eye. If you’ve been looking to work on your green thumb this summer, then use this basket to house a new plant.
Shibori Window Curtain
Keep the light and airy feel of summer going year-round with this shibori window curtain from Urban Outfitters ($69). The best part? This curtain will block out the sun, so you don’t have to savor every ray of summer sunshine.
This story was originally published by Reyna Abraham on Hunker.
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