Did you know that one of the hallmarks of the middle class is knowing how to decorate your home each season? It’s true! This doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Here are six affordable summer decorating ideas for your home.
Flip Flop Wreath
Who says a wreath can only be on your door during Christmas? You can make one out of flip flops. Use super glue to create a wreath out of brightly colored flip flops. You can also attach colorful plastic flowers. Hang the wreath on your door or on a tree outside. You can use old flip flops from last summer, or you can purchase new ones for only a few dollars at a discount store.
Toss some garden moss, a can of beer, and a 1/2 teaspoon of sugar into a blender. Afterwards, paint a shaded brick wall with the moss paste. You can spell a word, or you can create a picture. In a about a week, the moss will begin to grow in your desired shape. Simply trim it throughout the summer. Each year, you can strive to make your moss graffiti a little more complex.
Gather some round stones, and allow the kids to paint them bright colors. You can place them in your garden or in an attractive pile on a porch or deck. You can even add a child’s hand print to the stone to make it into a summer memento. You can set it out each year, and you can make a new one to mark another summer with your child.
Summer has an association with sailing and beaches. A slightly frayed rope can help carry this association into a living space. Simply coil a worn rope into a glass vase. You could also add some seashells or sand in the glass vase to add a little more summer scenery to the display. The important part is to make sure the rope looks weathered by the sun and water.
Make your sunglasses a visual statement in the home. Attach several hangers to a wall. You can then drape you sunglasses cover the lower portion of the hangers. You can even invest in a few cheap pairs of colorful sunglasses just to add their color to the display.
Cold drinks are a staple for many summer gatherings. Why not use vintage displays of Coca-Cola and Pepsi to bring a little summer cheer to your walls or tables? You can purchase old soda signs over the Internet, and you can also find glass soda bottles to display full of flowers.
What are you waiting for? Give a few of these easy summer decorating ideas a try this year.