Easy Breezy Summer Decor Ideas For Your Living Room

Saffron Marigold - Updated: May 18, 2023

Bring these summer decor ideas to your living room, and you’ll make the most of summer’s invitation to relax, enjoy, and unwind. With that in mind, why not decorate your living for summer like the ultimate summer destination of your dreams?

Block printed with graceful patterns, our linens can make your space seem like the tropical paradise or serene lake house you long for. These elegant decorating ideas for summer will create a breezy, beautiful, cheerful living room for you to enjoy all season (or all year!) long.

Summer decor ideas that lighten up your living room

Update your living room with a few summery accents that help you create the haven of your dreams. (In fact, you might find yourself so enamored with this global, elegant living room decor that you’ll be tempted to keep the look in place year-round.)

For a summer living room, look to the nostalgic. Funnel your fondest memories of summer to inspire your summer home decor. This could be anything from porch swinging and backyard barbecues to kayaking on the lake or breathing in the salty ocean breeze. Be inspired!

Find fabulous summer pillows in fun prints

Breathe new life into your living room decor by simply wrapping your existing cushions with new covers. Voila-instant summer throw pillows! (Secret: this may be the very easiest way there ever way to update your decor, whether for the summer season or not!).

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Summer curtains let the sun shine in

When summer rolls around, we lighten up everything from our bedding to our outfits to our hair color. Let’s lighten up our windows, too. Pack away the thicker drapes of winter and replace them with breezy sheer cotton curtains.

Let our sheer curtains grace and frame your window, and then open up those windows and let the fresh air fill the room. What could make a room more summery than that?

Beachy curtains

Clear blue skies and waters!

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Pacific Blue (CP) ~ Rustic Navy Ocean Oriental Asian Cool Curtain

With these ivory and blue curtains with a seashell pattern at your window, you’ll capture the capture the essence of the ocean.

Moroccan curtains, like these blue curtains with a Moroccan print, create a global look at the window.
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Casablanca Blues Curtains

Featuring a block print quatrefoil pattern, these green, blue, and white curtains blend Moroccan style and coastal decor beautifully.


Tropical curtains

Easy, breezy island living!

Red floral curtains with a tropical print add to summer decor.
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Tropical Garden Floral Curtains

A floral pattern of hibiscus blossoms and star gazer lilies hanging from verdant vines catches the eye in these tropical curtains.

Blue floral curtains bring a tropical vibe to summer decor.
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Midnight Lotus Blue Floral Curtains

White lotus blossoms drifting across royal blue conjure images of Blue Hawaii–and what could be more tropical than that?



White sheer curtains

Soak up all that sunshine without overheating!

White sheer curtains with a Moroccan style pattern hang at the window.
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Royal Mansour White Sheer Curtain Panel

Featuring a white-on-white block print, our white Moroccan curtains are an instant classic.

White sheer curtains with a floral pattern are essential for your summer decor.
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Tulip Mist White Sheer Curtain Panel

Romantic and elegant, these gossamer white sheer curtains are as lovely as a summer breeze.


Floral print summer curtains

Lush floral prints galore

Dahlia daydreams pink shower curtain
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Dahlia Daydreams ~ Pink Floral Romantic Sheer Curtain Panels

This pink-forward collection reminds us of tangy raspberry sorbets and blooming dahlias as big as dinner plates—perfect summer vibes!

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Enchanted – Blue ~ Sheer Curtain Panels

Rich royal blue grounds this spring and summery floral curtain blanketed in colorful wildflower blooms.

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Summer decor ideas by theme & style

Once you start adding touches of summer to the living room, you’ll want to keep going! You might find that you prefer a tropical look all year long or want to build on a coastal theme by adding more blue and white home accents. Luckily, our linens lend themselves well to a variety of decorative styles and elegant living room designs.

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Coastal home decor

If you love all things nautical, then go ahead and decorate your home with summer home decor that makes it feel like you’re living at the waterfront, even if you’re in a subdivision or out in the woods.

Summer decor for coastal homes 

A blue throw pillow with white stars is great for summer decor in July!
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Starry Nights CP Blue Throw Pillow Cover

Rendered in a traditional nautical color scheme, these bright white stars positively glow upon the navy background.

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Pacific Blue Navy Blue Pillow Cover

You’ll feel as if the ocean’s waves undulate before you very eyes when you gaze upon this blue throw pillow.



Nautical Star and Compass

Use this compass to guide the direction of your living room’s nautical decor.  

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Ocean Blue Recycled Glass Vases

Watery blue hues make these glass vases perfect for any coastal or summer setting.


Beach house style

A bit retro, a bit boho, and a lot of casual beauty–that’s beach style in a coconut shell! Hang beautiful beachy curtains to infuse a beachy vibe into a summer living room. Carry out the design with a few summer accessories that remind you of your favorite sandy shores.

Summer decor for beach houses 

Beach style living room color palettes echo sandy shores and endless oceans.

Blue curtains with a 1950s Hawaiian pattern are great for summer decor.
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Celestial Embrace Blue Bohemian Curtains

Although our Celestial Embrace print celebrates the cosmos, it’s also reminiscent of vintage Hawaiian styles.

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Vanilla Glace White And Gold Curtains

Our Vanilla Glace gold and white curtains are a customer favorite year-round, but they paint a picture of sand dunes and white clouds in summertime.


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Sapphire Seas ~ Hand-Painted Pillar Candles

Candles become a conversation piece with hand-painted designs and motifs.

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Eco-Friendly African Woven Baskets – Set of 3

Artisan-made baskets are a must in a beach house, and these African woven baskets elevate the look into something extra fun and summery.

Tropical decor

If your idea of summer involves sultry weather, sugar white beaches, and frozen blended cocktails, then treat yourself to summer home decor filled with fun tropical-inspired pieces that whisk you away to exotic locales.

Summer decor ideas for tropical style

A tropical ambiance calls for saturated colors like red, orange, and deep honey.

Colorful tropical valances grace the window.
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Tropical Garden Floral Valance

If longer curtains aren’t your style, then try hanging a tropical valance instead. You’ll love how the detailed beadwork catches the light!

Orange floral print pillow adds vibrant color to summer decor
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Orange Blossom Euro Sham

Tropical style homes always seem to have an abundance of cushions, so pile a few orange pillows on the couch for the ultimate in comfort and style.

summer decor ideas: lime in the coconut candle
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Lime The Coconut Candle

The scent of coconut and lime verbena wafting through the air will transport you to the tropics in no time.

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Mini Woven Plant Baskets for Succulents – Multiple Colors

To add more of a tropical vibe into your summer living room, use accessories fashioned from natural accents like grass and palm fronds. Fill these mini planters with tropical flowers for a lush living room.

Once you’ve completed your summer room living room decor, you might be tempted to include more summer decor throughout your home, so be sure to take a look at the rest of our collections of block printed linens that can help you celebrate the season!

You might even order a few swatches to get a good sense of how the fabric will fit into your decor. We offer free shipping on up to three swatches, and we offer bulk fabric in 1-yard increments. Don’t be afraid to mix and match gorgeous prints!

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