Five Summer Decorating Ideas

Yes, we know it’s summertime and the last thing you want to think about is work. But finding the right decorative touch to add to your manufactured home doesn’t have to be work – it should be fun, especially when it can be done without a lot of investment.

Here are five ideas to spruce up your home this summer.

  1. Flowers

We’re lucky to live in California where colorful blooms grow year round. But summer is still the time we most associate with nature reaching its full blossom, so why not bring some of those beautiful flowers into your home? Add them to a mantel, or create a centerpiece for your kitchen or dining room table. And you don’t have to go to a florist and pay a fortune for a lovely bouquet. The wildflowers that grow everywhere in our state are just as beautiful – just grab a handful from the side of the road.

  1. A Drink Station

Most people spend more time outside during the summer. And whether you’re working or playing, you’re going to build up a thirst. A drink station in your entryway or kitchen would not just be welcome; it can also add an appealing touch to your home. Start with a colorful placemat or table runner, and then add a clear pitcher of lemonade or iced tea surrounded by glasses.

  1. Flea Market Finds

Summer is a time when there are more flea markets and yard sales. You never know what kind of decorative items you’ll be able to pick up for pennies on the dollar. Old wood doors and other salvaged materials can be cleaned up, repainted and used as decorations.

  1. Colors, Colors, Colors

You don’t have to repaint or re-carpet a room to add a splash of summer color. An end table, a few accent pillows and throw rugs are just some of the many ways to brighten up any living space.

  1. Outdoor Living

If you’re going to be outside more anyway, why not make yourself more comfortable? Depending on the size of your lot and the design of your manufactured home, there are many fun ways to create an attractive outdoor space perfect for relaxing. From a simple table and chairs on the porch to a veranda with benches, game tables and a grill, you can add everything you need to enjoy a morning coffee or a picnic with friends.

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