Home Accents to Prepare for Summer

Shake out stored away linens, wash your curtains and dust the surfaces of your home; summer is coming! We are a day away from summer here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, and as we transition into this new season we have some tips for keeping your decor fresh before completely launching into primarily patriotic decorating (if you don’t already fill your house with Americana home accents).

Plants Throughout the Home

Everlasting Drip Pillar Candles

Rearrange Plants and Flowers

Simply moving around your potted plants and fresh or faux flower arrangements can breathe new life into a room. Throughout your home, display plants at different heights and positions (on the floor, just off the floor, in the center of a table, behind and on top of furniture) to add depth and eye-catching detail to furniture and the rest of your home accents. You don’t have to make any new purchases or make any choices between which decor to keep; the ideal redecorating situation!


Start looking for new or favorite summer scents, and start switching out the burning candles in your home. Colorful waxes, varying sizes and decorative accessories make for a lovely presentation in any room, and are subtle enough for the in-between seasons. Of course, if you opt for flameless candles, these can be rearranged along with your plants, and adorned in string lights, decorative garlands and mini wreaths, and other small home accents.

Photo collage

Katie Rosenfeld Interiors

Change up the Walls

Gallery walls are perfect for adding style to a blank wall or hallway, and if you don’t already have one, try it out! If you are a gallery wall connoisseur, switch out the image inside the frames for a seasonal update or a new look. This will do wonders for the design of any room and your home before and throughout the summer.

Try Something New

In between seasons, especially spring and summer, is a great time for trying out that eccentric lamp you’ve been eyeing or diving in and displaying an out-of-your-comfort-zone printed pillow on the sofa. Mix up colors, textures and patterns for a couple of weeks and you’ll either A. realize you’ve been needing it your whole life! or B. discover that you really don’t like polka dots (and these “don’t like” decor pieces can be given to a friend who does admire them or donated).

What do you do to freshen up your decor and home before breaking out specific seasonal items? Share your tips in the comments below and look for information on our 2016 Summer catalog this weekend!

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