Creating A Bright Summer Space

If there’s one thing I’m good at, it’s spending all too long looking for interior inspiration on Pinterest. And summer just brings out more of the interior fanatic in me. I’m dreaming of light and bright spaces this summer. And of course, some aesthetically pleasing decor – somewhere perfect for a summer party. Anyone else? So I wanted to share what my inspiration and finds to create the perfect bright space this summer. Perfect for you summer parties!

Creating a bright summer space

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Not going to lie, I’ve become quite the kitchen addict. Despite being a novice in the kitchen. But maybe a brighter kitchen will motivate me to get cooking? Maybe? But I feel like the kitchen is a key social spot, however big or small. Maybe you’re cooking together, eating together, drinking together, having a summer gathering, or maybe just a ‘how was work?’ catch up. So I think adding a summer brightness makes it super fresh and inviting. Obviously we can’t all have a whole kitchen renovation, but just changing up with some laminate worktops or adding some stools to have a comfy social spot does the trick. And I think bar stools are such a nice aesthetic touch to a kitchen, especially anything with a rustic vibe. I blooming love them.


I know whenever I talk about interiors I’m like allll the plants. But plants are so perfect for giving your space a summer touch. It doesn’t have to be plants, just by adding touches of nature will give this airy, fresh atmosphere. Whether it be wooden or stone textures in the decor, or simply by a bunch of flowers. The colours and textures will make the space perfect for summer.

Natural and exotic prints/colours are also becoming bigger this summer, which helps bring that natural aesthetic inside. I personally love any bohemian, tribal sort of inspired prints which I think can have a similar effect and also work really well with natural or exotic prints. You can really work with the natural aesthetic to mimic a beach house sort of feel or a Hawaiian aesthetic.

Creating a bright summer space


I love a minimalistic look. And in the summer I think it’s perfect for creating a nice light space for all your summer activities. Also minimalism is definitely in trend at the moment. So maybe try injecting bits of minimalism into your rooms to help fill the space with light and also make the space look bigger. Perfect for any summer party you may have or just to create an eye pleasing space. Obviously some people prefer having things on display, but even if it’s just one corner of the room I think it’s great to add some minimalism.


Summers great. But these heatwaves make doing anything much much harder. So I think it’s important to make your space as cool as possible. The obvious way is through fans. However if you add light colours and materiel it’ll help make the space cooler, and also brighter as it’ll reflect the light and open the space. However I’m from the Cotswolds and I love to create a cosy space. Whether it’s a cosy corner or creating a cottage feel in the kitchen. It’s nice having both the lightness and an airy space, but summer evenings are one of my favourites things. And being able to have somewhere to wind down is perfect. So maybe add some thin blankets or linen to give your home a cosy feel even in the heat.

Here are my tips and inspiration for creating a bright summer home! Perfect for cosy evenings, summer parties or just to have a little spruce. I’d love to know your tips or what’s inspiring you this summer!

Em x

This post is sponsored. All opinions are my own.




  1. 12/07/2018 / 7:02 pm

    I love the idea of fresh plants in my house! I only have the odd faux flowers in my room right now but I love getting a real bunch every now and again. xx

    Lucy |

    • emibeccamarven
      13/07/2018 / 12:37 pm

      I love having real plants, granted I mainly get fake as I’m not the best at watering but it’s so nice to get some real ones as well! xx

  2. 12/07/2018 / 7:04 pm

    You’re right! All of these tips are great and bringing the outside in was my favorite part! I loooove the florals and greenery, I never thought of using other things such as stone.

    • emibeccamarven
      13/07/2018 / 12:38 pm

      Ahh thank you! As do I! Stones such an interesting texture, I tend to incorporate in my ornaments x

  3. 13/07/2018 / 12:04 am

    I love decorating my house with plants all year round, they really add a homely touch I find! x

    • emibeccamarven
      13/07/2018 / 12:40 pm

      Yesss same plants will never go out of season! x

  4. 13/07/2018 / 8:43 am

    I definitely need to get some flowers to make my house feel more summery! although with this heat it feels plenty summery already haha


    • emibeccamarven
      13/07/2018 / 12:40 pm

      Ahahaha isn’t it just!

  5. 14/07/2018 / 8:50 am

    I try and have fresh flowers as much as possible, unfortunately because of my mischievous cats I can’t have too many house plants!!


    • emibeccamarven
      25/07/2018 / 9:34 am

      Ahhh no! Haha bless them xxx

  6. 17/07/2018 / 5:54 pm

    I’d love to get some more fresh flowers and even faux plants for my room! The most I have at the moment is a teeny tiny cactus because he doesn’t require too much maintenance! Xx

    • emibeccamarven
      25/07/2018 / 9:30 am

      Yessss same! I really want some sunflowers but have nothing to put them in haha! Gurl I feel that I literally get succulents as they’re so low maintenance xx

    • emibeccamarven
      25/07/2018 / 9:27 am

      Same gurl, same! xx

  7. 24/07/2018 / 10:20 am

    Great tips! I love having lighter colours in the house to open it up a bit!

    • emibeccamarven
      25/07/2018 / 9:27 am

      Thank you! Definitely!

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