16 Simple Swaps to Make in Time for Summer
Citrus baths, rose water-scented sheets, and 14 other ways to ring in summer.
Published Jun 3, 2017 6:30 AM
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No need to skip out of town—summer comes to you with these easy, breezy decorating ideas.
Open a beautiful coffee table book for an instant visual escape: Ibiza Bohemia is the perfect choice.
Swap out your bath linens for vibrant beach towels—the beach candy from Turkish ($45) will do the trick.
Change your alarm to a Toots and the Maytals song.
Bring breakfast to bed on the weekends and channel hotel room service with these island-inspired trays from Lindroth Design.
Blow up and frame a favorite vacation photo as art or buy a print print, like this piece by Josef Albers in the color of the season.
Use a colorful tablecloth, raffia place mats, and bamboo flatware for Amalfi Coast vibes. Get the look in the Domino shop with this blue and white throw by Casa Amarosa ($128) and these round raffia placements from Serena & Lily ($38) or these macrame placements from Juliska ($25).
Add sliced citrus to your bath to create a refreshing soak.
Mist your sheets with rose water (we love this one from Herbivore Botanicals), and place light floral-scented candles or incense around your space. A few of our favorite scents include Bunglo by Shay Spaniola ($15.99), Sea Salt by Jayson Home ($27.99), and Blood Orange and Jasmine Flower by Zoet Bathlatier ($34)—all available in the Domino shop.
Update your office mood board with summery inspirations.
Change out neutral stationery for botanical prints and lighter colors—options from the Original Crown Mill are super chic.
Add a sisal rug to your foyer; we like this striped number from Nourison (from $30.49).
Switch up heavy curtains for sheer panels.
Place a glass decanter next to your bed instead of a clear water bottle. There is a stunning floral-printed option available on 1stdibs, but if the price is too high ($678!), consider vintage etched glassware ($79.96) from Williams-Sonoma or the Tisanne Carafe from Anthropologie ($20).
String lights around your backyard (or fire escape balcony).
Swap your duvet for a matelassé bed cover and layer on a printed Euro sham.
Use a watermelon as a serving bowl for any and all desserts. Add mint leaves to everything from salads and fish to cocktails and water.
Read more from the Ready, Set, Summer package:
4 No-Cook Meals Perfect for Summer
When I Dip: The Best Swimsuits to Buy Right Now
The New Roadie: Give Your Go-Drink a Serious Upgrade
And see all stories from the summer issue here!