How Shanna Shryne Design Keeps the Days of Summer Going All Year / by Shanna Shryne

We know that summer is all about warm beach days, camping, vacations, relaxation, enjoying friends, family, and beautiful weather. This month, while you might be worried about soaking up the warmer season’s last rays of the year, you can still pick up a little summer and bring it home to stay by making the right decorative choices.  Here are a few simple ways to spruce up a home so that your space feels like summer all year round!

Be on the lookout for natural elements in your area such as brittle starfish, fine sand, textured rocks and driftwood to use as accessories on your fireplace, mantel or tabletop.  Collect your favorite seashells on the beach next weekend and arrange them in a decorative bowl as part of a coffee table or dining room centerpiece.  Many home stores in your area also sell these items if you prefer that clean, perfectly fresh look to the weather-worn look of naturally occurring pieces.

If you love to hang photos and decorations on walls like I do, change your pictures out seasonally and look for frames with timely summer references.   We LOVE the beautiful shell from which this lovely beach image hangs. Wall adornments like this one that recall simple beach days are a perfect way to keep a tranquil, ocean feeling present in your space.

Another great way to make your home say ‘SUMMER” year round is to add a splash of bright, statement color either with throw blankets, pillows, or by grouping decorative items like these vases and bowls together by color for a strong visual impact.

By putting tips like these into practice, when the weather starts to cool down, yours can still be the home with that warm, breezy, tranquil vibe that we all love most about summertime. Have fun with making your space the perennial beach house!  Have pictures of your own favorite summer décor?  We would love to see what you have come up with too!  Feel free to send us your pictures of how you keep summer going all year round or, better yet, how you are able to put these tips from Shanna Shryne Design into practice!