Summer decorating idea: refresh your space with some cheery yellow and blue affordable decor pieces. I’ll show you how! Thank you to Walmart for sponsoring this post – as always, opinions are 100% my own. Affiliate links are included, full disclosure here.
Isn’t it crazy that it’s already time to start thinking about summer decor? Wow this spring is flying! I wanted to give you some ideas on how to refresh a space in your home on a budget with some cheery colors for summer. Today, we’re focusing on yellow and blue and I’ll show you how I added these colors to a neglected corner in my sunroom.
Redecorating the sunroom for summer
It is slightly embarrassing to admit how bad our sunroom had gotten this past 1-2 months. I had been using it as a makeshift greenhouse as we build our vegetable garden and get all of our seedlings ready for planting. So it’s been a room filled with fertilizer, potting soil, seedling trays and all of my baby plants. In addition to that, this has been the room that Heidi spends so much of her day in while I am homeschooling the older two. While she’s learning to do SO well with independent play lately, the sunroom also gets pretty destroyed in the process!
Since this is one of my most favorite rooms in the house, I knew it needed some help so I could enjoy it during my favorite sunroom weather: spring and summer rainstorms.
In order to get this room in shape, I needed to follow some important steps.
1. Clean and declutter
It seems so obvious, but makes such a difference to start this way! We still had Christmas toys out, and random Easter eggs around the room too! We tackled the room as a family, and put items in storage that didn’t need to be out at this time of year. And of course gave it a good cleaning too!
If you’re needing a reset in your home, know you’re not alone! I’ve got a FREE 30 day decluttering guide you can use to help your home be a more peaceful place.
2. Planning out the summer decorating needs
I love using mood boards to plan out my decorating ideas. This helps me from buying items online, and then realizing they don’t really go together once I get them delivered. I design mine in Picmonkey, and do it really similarly to my friend Lauren from Blesser House (you can see her tutorial here).
Since you want the space to be functional as well as beautiful, it’s important to really figure out what you need in your space before you shop.
As I said before, spring and summer rain storms are my favorite times in the sunroom. So I tried to figure out what I wanted in the sunroom to maximize that cozy thunderstorm feel.
I knew we needed:
- an end table
- for my coffee cup/book I’m reading
- throw pillows
- ours were in sad shape, and way too wintery
- throw blanket
- for maximum comfort
- a lamp
- we only have overhead lighting in here, and I wanted to add an extra layer of cozy
3. Making summer decor mood boards
Now that I knew what we needed, I was able to shop with a better plan. I could go shopping online with my budgeted funds, needs for our space, and an idea of what I wanted it to look like together. Here’s the first mood board I came up with which was just based on things I liked that were in the color scheme I chose. I shopped online at Walmart because I have been super impressed by their decor lately! I’ve gotten some really high quality pieces that I love, and that fit my budget too. Walmart’s summer decor line is so nice this year – you can check it out here.
Here’s some of my picks from their summer home section (click on each picture to be brought to the page to shop and read reviews)
And then I narrowed it down on what I needed for the space, and what fit in my budget, and here’s what I came up with:
4. Summer decorating in my sunroom
Finally, it was time to actually shop and decorate in my sunroom! The fun part!
I truly love how the blue and yellow adds some fun color and style to our existing space, and that it compliments what we already have in the room. It’s also the perfect summer thunderstorm watching spot!
By being intentional about how I planned out our space based on our needs, I was able to buy what we needed and ended up with a space that can function really well for our family.
If you’re looking to add some more yellow to your life, come see this post I wrote all about yellow front doors! It’s got some great paint colors to sample and inspiration for your cheery front door color.