Top summer decor trends and ideas to get your home holiday-ready

The summer holidays are here, and it’s time to infuse your home with the vibrant energy of the season. At Kaijo & Co, we believe that your living space should mirror your enthusiasm for the sunny days ahead.

To help you along, we dug out some of the hottest summer decor trends. Get inspired with our expert tips on how to make your home glow before relatives drop by unannounced.

1. Fresh and Airy Colour Palette

Welcome the sun indoors with a fresh colour palette. Think cool blues, sunny yellows, and soft pastels. These shades evoke a sense of tranquility and create an open, airy feel in any room. Add pops of color through throw pillows, artwork, or vases for a playful touch. Our Smeg kitchen range come in a variety of colours that are sure to inject a new energy into any kitchen.

2. Natural Textures and Materials

Embrace nature’s beauty with decor made from natural materials. The hand-woven coverings at Kaijo & Co are a fantastic addition to any summer table. These artisanal pieces add warmth and authenticity, creating an inviting atmosphere for family and friends.

3. Indoor-Outdoor Flow

Make the most of the summer by extending your living space outdoors. You can create an inviting outdoor oasis with comfy seating, greenery, and ambient lighting. Our steel firepit with braai grid or the Potjieking pot is the perfect solution when hosting memorable outdoor braais and gatherings while the kids play in the yard.

4. Nautical and Coastal Vibes

Bring the beach to your home with nautical and coastal decor. By incorporating elements like seashells, driftwood, and marine-themed artwork, you will add a fresh breeze to your home. Coastal-inspired decor infuses a sense of relaxation and serenity, perfect for the summer season.

5. Light and Breezy Fabrics

Swap out those heavy drapes for lightweight, sheer curtains to allow plenty of natural light to filter in. Light and breezy fabrics like cotton and linen in soft colours are perfect for upholstery and cushions. They keep your rooms cool and inviting.

6. Tropical Paradise

With the obvious appeal of the island lifestyle, you can transform your home into a tropical paradise with lush greenery. Large, leafy indoor plants instantly add vibrancy and a touch of the exotic. Use decorative planters as botanical decor to liven up your reception areas.

7. Summer Scents

Set the mood with summery scents. Opt for candles or diffusers with refreshing notes like citrus, lavender, or coconut. These scents create a delightful ambiance reminiscent of long sunny days and summer flowers.

8. Outdoor Entertaining

Don’t forget your patio or outdoor spaces. Create an outdoor dining area with comfortable seating, a stylish umbrella for shade, and string lights for a cozy evening atmosphere. Outdoor dining is a must for summer gatherings because it caters for so many different moods and personalities.

9. Minimalist and Clean Lines

Simplify your decor for a clean, minimalist look. By removing clutter and opting for furniture with clean lines, you will create clutter-free spaces that allow for easy airflow and a sense of calm.

10. Bubblies and Coolers

Add a Liebherr wine cooler to put your favourite summer champagnes, coolers, or white wines on display for guests. The sight of a bottle chilling in the fridge adds a cool, comforting edge to the warm summer days.

11. Personal Touch and Summer Scents

Finally, infuse your personality into your decor. Display cherished summer vacation mementos, family photos, or DIY crafts for all to see. Your home should reflect your unique style, your inviting warmth as a family, and create a welcoming environment.

At Kaijo & Co, we’re passionate about helping you create your dream family summer living space. With hand-woven coverings, kitchen accesories, and outdoor braai essentials that match your summer decor needs, you can raise the bar this season. Embrace the sunny season with open arms, and let your home shine as bright as the summer sun.