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The 5 Hottest Decor Trends of Summer 2021, Revealed

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Summer is in full swing, and we’ll admit—we’re soaking up every last drop of seasonal bliss by lounging in the sun on some epically fun pool floats, a jumbo tube of SPF 50, and a cooler of Truly hard seltzers within reaching distance.

But what if your summer speed is less lazy and more motivated? If the warm temperatures and long days have inspired you to get busy around the house instead of lazing by the pool, then we’re all for that, too. And we’re here to help, by providing inspiration with the decor trends that designers are absolutely swooning over this season.

Here are the five hottest summer decor trends to try in—and outside—your home this season, plus all the details to snag the look.

1. Japandi design

Japandi is one of the newest design trends to sweep the market, and we’re big fans of this classic artsy take on minimalist Scandinavian designs.

“This style combines the beauty and aesthetics of two very different cultures as they come together to form a minimalist, muted, and striking look,” says designer Alexis Peters, of Real Estate Bees. “The idea here is to combine neutral wood tables, light fixtures, and chairs, and accent them with muted pottery pieces and dried tall leaves in vases or baskets. The look is on point because it’s simple and minimal, which promotes good vibes and tranquility.”

Bring some Japandi into your home this season by pairing a few of these hand-pinched modern vases from Etsy with this Selah solid-wood pedestal end table.

2. Bold blue statements

Blue seems to be just about everywhere this season—and not just in light, neutral shades. This summer we’re seeing bold blue statements in just about every room of the house, from bedroom walls to kitchen or bathroom cabinetry.

“As the accent wall is slowly moving its way out, the style is really morphing into deeper and darker colors on all the walls, like bold blues—and we’re even seeing them on the ceiling,” says Peters. “Matching the walls to the ceiling actually promotes height in a room, and darker blues mixed with earth tones and warm colors that make one truly feel at home.”

Go all in with a can of New York State of Mind by Benjamin Moore.

3. Striped bedroom walls

Something about stripes just screams “summer”—think: nautical shades of blue, or even grays or greens. And this season, designers are loving stripes in the bedroom.

“For striped bedroom walls, start by choosing a few favorite colors,” says designer Aqsa Tabassam, of Garden Guidepost. “Stripes in your favorite colors on your bedroom walls will make your summer feel even brighter.”

Shop the incredible selection of peel-and-stick wallpaper at Wayfair to find stripes of every color.

4. ‘Rustic vogue’ decor

Another style we can’t get enough of this season is something designers are calling “rustic vogue,” which combines the new and old into something all of its own.

“When it comes to rustic vogue, your living space is what you make of it,” says Tabassam. “So bring in some vintage-casual dining furniture, and place it off to the side of your formal kitchen table.”

Another example: An antique garden bench on your front porch, right next to a brand-new tea cart. By combining the new and the old, you’ll get something that’s both rustic and chic, without that terrible trying-too-hard matched look.

Shop your local antiques stores or get one of these rustic Laurence bar carts to shake things up and achieve your ideal rustic-vogue balance.

5. ‘Understated luxury’

Much like the rustic vogue trend, designers are swooning this summer for something they’ve dubbed “understated luxury.” This basically means you don’t need to go all out, but you should feel free to pamper yourself a little—all in the name of home decor.

“It doesn’t matter if it’s a drawer organizer, velvet throw pillows, or a Montblanc pen lying gently on a notebook. The key this summer is to treat yourself with something beautiful in life that gives you—and your home—that extra pep in your step,” says Peters.

Update your throw pillows with these luxe pillow covers, or shop this Heather Taylor Home hammock for a backyard perch that’s steeped in luxury.

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