Let’s face it, May is exciting. It’s really that time we really start to say goodbye to the dreary days of winter and the rainy days of spring, and usher in summer. If you’re anything like me, not only does summer mean weekend getaways and gatherings with friends, but it’s also all about coming out of hibernation and finding inspiration for our surroundings.
When it’s time to get inspired, what better place to look than Pinterest? The following are some of the most popular home design concepts and ideas trending on Pinterest this May.
Casual-Yet-Sophisticated Outdoor Spaces
In the summer more than ever, you want a space where you can spend hours with family, entertaining, and just relaxing. This space is both functional and sophisticated, and you get the feeling the interior of the home seamlessly carries into this outdoor patio.
￼Deep, comfortable, cushioned chairs provide ample seating, while the round table is functional. The boxwood shrubs separate the space from the rest of the yard, while also providing privacy and visual interest.
A Summer Light Show
If you’re ready to breathe new life into your home this summer but you want to start small, consider changing light fixtures. Swapping out boring or outdated light fixtures can make a huge impact on a home, without a total overhaul.
These large light fixtures become the focal point of each of these rooms and draw the eye upward, which is great for making a room look more spacious.
Neutral rooms are great for so many reasons—they’re calming and soothing and they create the feeling of an oasis. A neutral room also tends to feel more open and airy, which is perfect during the summer.
I often find people shy away from neutral rooms because they feel they’ll be bland or boring, but as you see from the photos that certainly doesn’t have to be the case, and when done correctly a neutral room is timeless and elegant.
￼Adding layers, such as the shade/curtain combination in the above picture, is a great way to create dimension and depth.
The use of eye-catching mismatched pieces of furniture and art keep with the neutral theme, but still lend to a space that’s interesting.
While the color palette is soft and relatively uniform, the interjection of greenery adds color and draws the eye to different areas throughout the room. Using a neutral color palette can also transport you to a charming coastal cottage, even if you’re not able to take a trip this summer.
Keep pinning! XO, Kelli