Choose a color palette for summer that is lighter than you would use in the winter and incorporate beachy colors like sandy beige, beach pebble gray, watery blues and summer whites.
Instead of a coastal sea-inspired palette of blues, you could also go with a summer garden color palette of yellows, greens, pinks or mauves!
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The newest color of the year Chinese Porcelain blue is a beautiful choice for a bedroom if you like bold colors and would be gorgeous as an accent wall.
Of course, white paint is always a winner for a bedroom! Check out these two popular whites: Simply White and Pure White.
Add Coastal Style
A summer bedroom looks amazing with coastal style added to it! whether your bedroom has an overall traditional, boho, farmhouse or glam style you can add coastal style accents to it in the bedding, throw pillows, art and decorative accents.
I added coastal style to this bedroom with the beachy blue colors and with shell decor. I have a huge collection of starfish and shells – summer is the perfect time to display them on night tables and dressers!
Replace heavy duvets and flannel sheets with lightweight breathable cotton blend sheets and a quilt. I love using white quilts! I place one on the bed and a second folded quilt at the end of the bed instead of a duvet to add warmth on cooler nights.
A reader asked me how I keep my white quilts looking white and this is the laundry white revive and stain remover product I use on my white quilts! It’s amazing! I put a scoop of it in with my white quilt and wash on cold and delicate cycle!
If you really love duvets you can add a lighter summer weight duvet.
Accent pillows are where you can really make a summery statement to your bedroom and bring in gorgeous color and pattern! For patterns, stripes are perfect for summer! Pin stripes, awning stripes and chunky stripes all work!
I love these two chambray blue and white pin striped throw pillows paired with the wider awning stripe lumbar pillow – I picked these pillows up at HomeGoods.
Incorporate summertime watery blues, blue-greens and nautical navy to your accent pillows.
Use baskets that are made from natural materials like wicker, sisal and hyacinth grass to lighten and brighten your bedroom for a fresh summer feel!
Baskets can be used to store extra throw blankets and are perfect for a tree like this gorgeous faux fiddle leaf fig tree.
I love the thick, pliable leaves on it and the pop of greenery that it adds to our bedroom! At just 4 feet tall it’s perfect for small bedrooms and larger ones too!
I love this basket that I put my fig tree in – it has a beautiful tassel hanging from one of the handles! So fun! I’m also loving the white stripes too for another nod to summer.
I’m OBSESSED with this gorgeous ivory juju hat! It absolutely ‘makes’ the room and is such a stunning focal point!
Hanging a juju hat over a headboard is the easiest way to add that ‘designer’ look! Just fluff it, hang on a nail and you’re done!
It’s so so gorgeous – if you buy one you will literally gasp when you hang it! I know I did! The feathery texture just give a cozy vibe to a room too!
See my juju hat that I hung over my media unit and TV here.
I kept the beautiful Indigo coral wall art on the walls – because I’m obsessed with these coral prints and the indigo color!! Plus they fit in perfectly with the white and blue summer look I’m going for.
To add another touch of blue and white to the far wall of the bedroom I made some simple DIY art.
This super quick and easy DIY art project literally took less than 5 minutes to put together!
I pulled a large white frame out from storage, took it apart and wrapped a beach sarong in a blue shibori print around the backer board of the frame! I’ve had this beach sarong since I was a teen and still love it today!
You could also frame a beautiful scarf.
I wanted to reuse my beach sarong later so I didn’t cut the fabric and I found a trick to disguise all the extra fabric too.
I simply folded the fabric behind the frame and clipped it using bulldog clips! This tidies up all the loose fabric behind the frame.
I love how my DIY art turned out! Do you?
Fresh Summer Flowers
Of course a summer bedroom wouldn’t be complete with a bouquet of beautiful blooms! Head to your garden and snip off some fresh flowers or head to your grocery store to pick up some!