Now that the weather is finally warming up, it's time to start thinking about how to transition your home from spring to summer. A few small changes can make a big difference in making your home feel like a refreshing oasis in the midst of the heat and humidity.
To help you find the right types of changes for your home, we’ve put together some key tips to get you started! Read on and welcome summer with us!
As soon as summertime arrives, everyone wants to spend as much time outdoors as possible. But that doesn't mean your indoor spaces have to suffer! With a little fresh design inspiration, your home can be the perfect hang spot for you and your friends. This kitchen island is a solid example—our bold geometric Floral Dream Bianco Carrara & Thassos Marble Mosaic Tile on the facade of this kitchen island creates a summery vibe.
Change up your wall art for a new look
The right art can make all the difference in your home decorating scheme, especially when it comes to a summer transition.
If you're looking to spruce up a boring old wall, think big! You can try some new peel-and-stick tiles, or abstract wall art shapes—anything with an interesting look and visual movement will work well! We promise.
Nothing can be more welcoming in the season of sunshine than a floral wall design. This artistic homeowner knows that to be true, and installed a gorgeous floral mosaic tile mural in their living room. While it may be a more costly option, the impact will never fade. How’s that for a year-round summer?
This season is all about enjoying the outdoors, so why not try to bring some of that natural beauty indoors? Adding some seasonal-themed wall art is a great way to update your home décor without spending a lot of money.
Whether that’s bold floral wall coverings or some creative frames filled with family pictures or art, don’t limit yourself to keeping the standard display season to season (after all, Santa pictures just won’t do it even if it’s Christmas in July!).
You can even get creative with permanent wall art installations like tile murals — if you’re looking to do a home refresh with a larger more budget. These beautiful, timeless mosaic tile murals can craft a completely one-of-a-kind space that will last for generations to come.
If you're looking for a way to add a touch of summertime beauty to your home this season, look no further than our Kasai Sakura Rectified porcelain tile. This gorgeous tile is the perfect way to create a summer wonderland, bringing sprawling fields full of vibrant flowers and lush greenery into your bathroom. And the best part is that this tile can last all year long, bringing summery vibes to your space no matter the season. So why wait? Let your interior blossom with our beautiful floral porcelain tile today!
Play with different textures - add a soft rug, a woven basket, or a fur throw
Give your space some personality! Try adding an interesting texture like a soft rug, basket or fur throw for added appeal. The right elements will give you the perfect finishing touch on any room in which they’re placed- making it feel welcoming and lived in.
Whether you want to create a chic new living room, or simply give your bedroom a fresh update, playing with different textures is always a great way to add some flair and pep to any space.
You can, for example, add a luxurious fur throw to your bed or couch instantly gives the room a sense of decadence and comfort.
Textured tile walls can really make a beautiful impact on your home as it transitions from the spring into summer. For example, using our Decor Textures Black Porcelain Tile, the designer was able to add a sense of depth as well as texture to create a modern space that wows. This chic wall tile design in the living room works for both summer and winter seasons — all the homeowner has to do is swap out the decor accents!
Similarly, incorporating a woven basket can work wonders in brightening up any space, whether you use it as storage or simply as an accent piece on your coffee table or mantle. Or mix things up and use a textured wall tile behind a leather couch or wood TV console for a really impactful look!
Finally, no spring decor look would be complete without a cheerful and inviting area rug that incorporates gorgeous patterns and rich colors.
With these simple tips, you can easily transform your home into a bright and stylish sanctuary for the summer season.
Freshen up your rooms with a tile design
Tile is a classic choice for home decor no matter the season, and it's easy to see why. The material is durable, easy to clean, and comes in a wide variety of colors and styles. Plus, it's a great way to add personality to your home without breaking the bank.
If you're looking for a quick and easy update, consider swapping out your backsplash. Bold tiles can make a big impact, and terrazzo look tiles have been in the spotlight over recent years.
Their porcelain aesthetic makes them an easy to maintain option, and they come in a variety of colors and patterns. This summer season is the perfect time to experiment with fun and vibrant hues, so don't be afraid to go bold.
When it comes to room transformations, few can compare to the incredible impact of a tile redesign. Our Stormy Sky Terrazzo Hex Porcelain tile backsplash in this bathroom shows just how transformative this technique can be. Not only does this simple touch lend an elegance and sophistication to the entire room, but it also makes an otherwise overlooked space truly stand out. Whether you are looking to dramatically improve the look and feel of your bathroom or simply refresh your existing design, a little creativity and ingenuity can go a long way. With just a few quick tweaks, you too can create a luxurious, stylish bath that you will love spending time in every day.
Whether you choose a classic black and white tile or something more eye-catching, like a blue hexagon terrazzo look porcelain tile —tile is a great way to define your space according to your tastes.
Want a more classic and timeless option? Aim for subway tiles. These tile types are a great way to freshen up any room for a spring to summer transition. With their monochrome colors and repeated patterns, they can be used in both modern or traditional settings with ease!
Now is the perfect time to update your home decor, and adding some new tile is a great way to do it. With so many options available, you're sure to find the perfect tile for your home.
Be open and let your imagination soar!
Rearrange your furniture to create new spaces for relaxing and entertaining
When the seasons change, two things happen: the weather gets warmer and more socializing occurs. While outdoor pool areas are always a good idea, you want to make sure that your home’s key living areas are ready for relaxing and hosting.
When it comes to furniture arrangement, this living room has it all figured out. The couches are positioned perfectly to take advantage of the chic, herringbone tile fireplace featuring our Lexington White Marble Mosaic Tile. Not only is this arrangement practical, it's also stylish. No one will be able to resist cozying up by the fire with a good book or movie!
One great way to create a space for enjoying the beautiful weather and spending time with friends is to rearrange your furniture.
By simply moving your couch closer to windows, you can turn your living room into a breezy indoor-outdoor lounge where you can sip lemonade or mingle with guests.
Another great option is to try some new seating arrangements that are more conducive to conversation and gathering. Whether you're hosting BBQs or simply lounging on the patio, rethinking your home decor will help you create the perfect space for fun and relaxation. After all, once guests have enough of the heat and hot dogs they’ll want to go inside!
So go ahead, pull out those throw pillows and mix up those rugs - only good things can come from a little summer decor magic!
One of the most important things to consider when arranging furniture in a room is the focal point. In this family room, the fireplace is clearly the focal point, with the couches and armchairs arranged to create an inviting conversation space. Our Metropolitan Chevron Marble Mosaic Tile adds a touch of luxury, and the coastal color palette ensures that the room feels fresh and inviting. This is the perfect arrangement for entertaining guests or spending time with family in the summer.
Also, take note to get rid of all your clutter while you rearrange furniture to create new spaces for relaxing. This way, you can enjoy a comfortable environment and kick back and relax with friends or family members while watching an interesting TV show on Netflix!
Add some colorful accessories and plants to brighten up the room
When it comes to decorating your home for the summer, it can be all too easy to get overwhelmed by the endless options at your disposal.
With so many colors, patterns, and textures competing for your attention, you might feel like you have no idea where to start. But if you're looking to create a stylish and sophisticated space that is truly unique, there is one simple solution: take your color palette back to basics.
By opting for just two colours and layering them with one as the main base, and the other as an accent, you can create a look that is both understated and elegant.
Cool colors mixed with light neutrals immediately give a fresh, breezy feel to any room in your home— ideal for the warmer seasons. And by adding plenty of texture in the form of cozy throws or plush rugs, you can keep things interesting while maintaining a minimalist aesthetic.
This bathroom is a great example of the power of simplicity. By choosing one or two main colors, the space feels cohesive and stylish. The bold green wall paired with our White & Green Bricks Carrara & Glass Mosaic Tile is eye-catching without being overwhelming, and the matching green tile provides a beautiful backdrop for summer soaks. This bathroom is a great example of how less can be more. By keeping the color palette simple, the space feels calm and inviting.
Another thing to consider for making a home pop
The summertime is the perfect time to bring out your most vibrant and colorful accessories. You can create an inviting atmosphere in any room with just one or two changes like adding fresh flowers from outside into vases on either side of a couch.
If you're feeling more creative, why not try tiling over old linoleum floors with colorful tiles to create a beautiful new floor?
When it comes to designing a dream bathroom, it's all about creating a space that truly reflects your personal style and aesthetic preferences. With its soft, blush pink glow and charming blend of traditional and modern elements, this lux romantic design is sure to delight. The airy pink vanity is the perfect backdrop for showcasing your style in an understated yet eye-catching way, while our La Riviera Rose Pink Ceramic square shower tile provides just the right amount of boldness and whimsy. When paired together, these elements add a fresh and fun sparkle to your bathroom that will make you want to spend hours soaking in the tub and enjoying the view.
Add some new life to your home by swapping out your glassware or decor for brighter, more colorful versions
As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, it can be fun to brighten up your home with some bright, decorative glassware or decor. If you usually drink out of heavy, dark glasses in the winter, try swapping them out for some more colorful options. Or if you have a lot of winter-themed decor on your shelves, consider trading it in for some coastal items like seashells or sun hats.
Even small changes like this can help to give your home a fresh, airy feel.
The summer months are the perfect time to break out the home wet bar and entertain guests. Our beautiful Recycled Glass Subway Mosaic Tile in Calacatta Gold Marble Color backsplash sets the stage for happy hours, while fresh florals add a touch of summery style. Whether hosting a outdoor BBQ or simply enjoying a warm evening with friends, a home wet bar is the perfect way to enjoy the warm weather.
Your home is now almost ready for summer! You just have to go ahead and make the changes.
If you're looking for some more inspiration, be sure to check out our lookbooks. We've put together a few different collections of past projects to help get your creative juices flowing. From breezy beach-inspired kitchens to colorful and vibrant outdoor patios, we've got you covered.
And if you need any help putting your plans into action, our team is here to assist you every step of the way. Ready to start planning your perfect summer home? (We sure hope so!)