The sun is shining, the grass is green, and you’re really hoping to bring some of that cheerful summer into the house! Check out our 10 inexpensive summer decorating ideas.

1. Colorful Pillows

Spice up neutral furniture with summer-loving colorful pillows. One pillow in the center of the couch, one on either end, or a full spread can bring color and light into the room.

Colorful bedroom pillows as an inexpensive summer decorating idea

2. Change Your Covers

Switch out your fluffy comforter for a light, summery blanket. Not only will you stay cooler at night, but the summery colors will look less wintry than a fluffy duvet.

Green, summer blanket draped on bed

3. Colorful Headboard

Bring your bedroom to life without purchasing a whole new bedroom set with an inexpensive, colorful headboard. There are plenty of cheap and easy DIY projects that can turn things like a wood palette into a summery work of headboard art.

Wood headboard in Scandinavians style bedroom

4. Fresh Produce

Display your farmers market finds in the kitchen in a pretty bowl as a fresh, delicious summer centerpiece. Not only is it an inexpensive summer decorating idea, but it also celebrates the (swimsuit) season and makes the fresh fruits and veggies more accessible for a quick snack.

Passion fruit in wood bowl on kitchen table, as a summer decor centerpiece

5. Birdcage Candle Holders

Mill around your local thrift store for pretty, forgotten bird cages. Re-purpose them with white or silver paint, put a light and summery-scented candle inside, and garnish with pretty branches or flowers.

Empty birdcage used as an inexpensive summer decor piece

6. Accent Wall

We understand if you don’t want to give up the entire day to paint a room, but an accent wall is an inexpensive summer decorating idea that can be completed in just a spare hour or two and can bring your room new life. Pick a bright color, like Benjamin Moore’s color of the year, Sorbet Yellow.

Blue accent wall near dining area, just one inexpensive summer decorating idea

7. Change Drapes

Transform your room cheaply by switching out your heavy drapes for some flowy, sheer curtains. Not only will the lighter, airy fabric soften your room, but it will also allow your windows to let in more of that beautiful summer sunlight.

Man opens sheer curtains letting in summer morning light into his home

8. Beachy Votives

A candle in a glass votive is classic winter decor, but adding some sand, seashells, mini starfish, or sand dollars can bring the beach to your decor for just a few dollars. Or place shells in a coffee table bowl or basket for a similar effect.

Seashells on coffee table as part of interior home decor for summer

9. Flowers

You already know that flowers are the iconic symbol of summer. Make your flower display stand out by using anything (ANYTHING) except a vase for your flowers. Try a cut flower display in pitchers, mugs, teacups, or baskets.

Bouquet of summer flowers in jug on kitchen table

10. Bring the Prints

Swap out neutral fabrics for fabrics with big floral, leaf, or beach prints. Stripes also work well during the summer season. Try switching out a few pillows, a throw, or a tablecloth for something that celebrates summer.

Outdoor garden furniture with striped throw pillows for summer decor

We hope you enjoyed our inexpensive summer decorating ideas! How do you decorate your home for summer? Let us know by commenting below!