By Meagan Vitek
As the temperatures rise in Austin, fighting to stay below the 100-degree mark, the hours spent outdoors dwindle away. Long summer nights welcome family barbeques, pool parties and potlucks; all of which invite guests to spend time within your home.
Sweeten your indoor décor this season with a splash of bright color, a subtle addition of texture and pattern, or a delicate display for flowers. These are some of our favorite ways to accessorize your home this summer, all of which can be purchased locally.
PS…I Love You Pillows
These uniquely designed, and incredibly colorful pillows are the perfect addition to just about any room. Add them to your bed, living room couch or your favorite chair, and the resulting dash of color will transform a room. PS….we LOVE these pillows too! Purchase these, and many others in the PS…I Love You store located at 1605 W. 35th St or on their Etsy Shop.
Leah Duncan Tea Towels
Nothing says summer like a handcrafted towel. While these may not be the towels you drag along on your next beach adventure or day at the pool, they are a great way to spice up your kitchen or bathroom. Purchase them, and many other handcrafted items, online at Leah Duncan’s online shop!
HomArt Glass Globes
These delicate “floating” globes can be hung just about anywhere, creating a visually beautiful illusion. The HomArt glass globes have a small opening, making them perfect for housing freshly cut flowers, candles, as a terrarium, or any other creative display. Find them locally at the Maya Star store, located at 1508 South Congress.
Vase with Handmade Paper Flowers
Water won’t be necessary for these vibrant flowers. Handmade origami flowers are artistically arranged in a Jonathan Adler vase and ready to be displayed upon arrival. Already have the perfect vase? The flowers can also be purchased separately. Purchase these designs and many others on the Happiness in Bloom Etsy Shop.
Embargo Lamp with Ikat Shade
While there is an abundance of natural light during the summer months, a brightly colored lampshade is a great way to enhance just about any room. The shades of pink on the lamp shade blend well with many color palettes, and the silver lamp is sure to impress. The Embargo Lamp with Ikat Shade is available for purchase at Mockingbird Domestics’ online shop or in their store located at 2151 South Lamar Blvd.
What are your favorite ways to spice up your Summer décor?