May 17

How to update your home for the summer


We grabbed the best summer home decor tips from the experts – Eric, the owner at Great Gatherings.

He’s spilling his tips below. So grab a notebook – class is in session.715349-snapshot

In the warmer months, what’s really interesting that a lot of the indoor trends tend to migrate outdoors.


For example:

  • The grays that Restoration Hardware has made so appealing, have now transferred to outdoor furniture.  You will see woven/wicker collections in gray weaves.  There is a greater selection of gray-hued cushion fabrics. 


  • Rustic finishes popularized by Restoration Hardware and Arhaus Furniture are now seen in game room collections using reclaimed barn wood for the billiards table frames, accented with metal corner brackets and rivets to complete the look.  We are seeing this with outdoor as well in reclaimed dining tops.


  • Think eclectic! Homeowners are becoming more adventurous in decorating their homes.  The same goes for outdoors; rather than purchasing everything to match, consumers are mixing materials – wood, metal and concrete to create a more interesting environment. 


  • Don’t be afraid to accessorize outdoors – just like your home interior; consumers are bringing that outdoors with outdoor lamps, throw pillows and blankets to provide a warm and cozy environment. [ed. note : music to our ears!]


In the outdoor world specifically:

  • People are now looking at their outdoor space as another room to their home.  Outdoor dining has always been common, but now people are adding seating collections to their outdoor space. 


  • Homeowners are adding fire pits and complementary seating as they want to extend the time they can spend outdoors.


  • Embrace gathering-height / chat-height dining. Between dining and bar-height, it allows you to see over a deck railing to take in the views.  Also, it allows a person standing and a person sitting to have a comfortable conversation. 


Thanks, Eric, for the insight. If any of this piques your interest – or you have other home decorating questions, visit Great Gatherings at Mosaic or call them at 571-234-8100.