DIY Summer Room Decor Ideas for Inside and Outside Spaces

Find 30+ ideas for DIY summer room decor on a budget with creative handmade decor and decorating tips including seasonal holidays.

Cute DIY summer decor table setting with dollar store palm branches and place settings on woven chargers.

A Guide to Summer Decorating and Holidays

What is your favorite part of summer? Warm but breezy evenings, beach outings, and swim-suit activities? Those are fun but sometimes it is just too darn hot to be outside so summer indoor projects are a must. Take the time to evoke summer musings into your home with the best summer DIYs and decorating tips and find inspiration for the hot summer holidays and printables to add instant seasonal decor.

DIY Summer Room Decor

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Ten Colorful-Eclectic Decorating Ideas for Summer Inside and Outside

Put fresh-summer vibes into your home with these creative and fun decorating projects using items you have around the house.

  1. Create an open living space by pulling furniture away from walls. Try removing a piece or two or swap furniture for lighter pieces from other rooms. Rattan, light woods, and cotton-fabric upholstery are ideal.
  2. Replace throw pillows and blankets with breathable fabrics and summer prints. Hang sheer curtains from a canopy bed or windows for hopeful cool breezes or at least, a more tropical feel.
  3. Add in ocean blues and greens with pops of jewel tones for a colorful eclectic vibe.
  4. Use tropical plants at your next dinner party. Try the dollar store for inexpensive faux options!
  5. Hang straw hats and summer headwear on the wall in your foyer for a fantastic textural feature and easy access.
  6. Add a punch of green with removable wallpaper featuring herbs or other tropical prints. Try a small place, like an accent wall in the powder room or hallway.
  7. Use tropical or botanical art on the walls or add summer hues with DIY painted threshing baskets.
  8. Display souvenirs from family summer trips for an interesting conversation starter or a trip down memory lane.
  9. Keep oriental fans nearby for guests on the porch or patio or display them as an art installation on an empty wall.
  10. Transform your bathroom into a spa retreat to accommodate additional indoor activities like bath soaks and pedicures during hot summer evenings.

Beat the Heat with Fun Summer Inspired DIYs on a Budget

Most of these DIY summer room decor projects can be done with dollar store items, supplies from your crafting stash, and repurposed decor. Click the image below for your shopping convenience.

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Beach Inspired Handmade Decor

What better use for your beach finds than to turn them into your next summer DIY by creating a beautiful coastal piece to display with home decor.

DIY Oyster Mirror – Repurpose a mirror frame with leftover shells from an oyster roast and get a designer-inspired decor piece on a dime.

Seashell Wreath – This DIY seashell wreath is perfect if are able to take long beach walks and collect shells. But if you don’t have beach access, the inexpensive materials can be found at your local craft or dollar store.

Shell Hanging – Add boho style to your space with natural materials and a pop of green. This is a good project for recycled beach materials.

Copper and Coral Napkin Rings – Give your table a unique coastal twist with creative napkin rings. Just a couple of supplies and beach items are needed!

DIY Coral Bookends – Another project inspired by high-end designers are dollar store bookends transformed into beautiful coastal decor.

Seaglass and Copper Mobile – A gorgeous alternative to displaying sea glass decor is a copper and sea glass hanging and a great way to brighten up a corner.

Seashell Place Card Holders Transform larger seashells with a slit and gold embellishment into place cardholders. These beauties can be used all year round and add a traditional-Colonial style to your table.

Decorate with Beach Finds Do you have boxes of shells, corals, and other ocean pieces but not sure how to display them? Discover many creative ideas for beautiful decor accents and placement.

Seaside Inspired Bookcase Transform a bookshelf to fit into a neutral coastal style with easy decorating tips.

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