Brighten up for summer with these summer decor tips

Usher in the best season with cheery pops of color, cool blues and shore-inspired summer decor.

Ikea futon, meet your salvation. Inspired by the trippy paintings of Victor Vasarely and Frank Stella, these poppy needlepoint pillows from happy-home guru Jonathan Adler add instant design cred to tired couches.

No beach house, no problem. Kikkerland’s nautical doormat brings a little seaside sensibility to your city pad.

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Rainfall shower not in your bathroom budget? We hear you. This spa-worthy ruffled shower curtain from Esme provides a mini-makeover.

Eskayel ottoman
Perfect as an ottoman or makeshift dinner-party seating, this watercolor-inspired pouf from Eskayel is a small-space essential.

In truth, any cheeseboard is exciting because, well, it promises cheese. But when the occasion calls for something a little more festive, we’re reaching for these summer-styled ones from C. Wonder.
$38 (includes spreader),

Kate Spade Tablecloth
Kate Spade’s preppy, polka-dotted tablecloth is a spot-on choice for Memorial Day picnics.

Homegoods trays
We love these rope-wrapped trays for everything from cookouts to coffee tables.
$20-$30, at HomeGoods stores

Wayfair vase
No need for a flower-arranging class. This sleek, simple vase makes a statement with just a few blooms.


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