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Guest Picks: Colorful Accessories for Summer
Summer is a great time to introduce a little more color and vibrancy into your home decor. Here are 20 of my favorite colorful, summer-inspired home accessories. Enjoy! — Candice from The Design Boards
Illume Boho Tangerine Teakwood Candle Large by Layla Grayce - $34
These candles are great to disperse throughout your home to add a pop of color here and there. The scent options sound amazing, and once you've used the candle, you can keep the glass to hold flowers, jewelry or cotton balls.
Handwoven Bedspread or Tablecloth from Kira-Cph
I love these bright and colorful North African towels. They can be used as tablecloths, throws or beach towels. Their versatility makes them so appealing!
Blyton Picnic Basket by House to Home - GBP 85
Picnic basket options can be so dull, but I love this one in red and turquoise. Bring it to the beach or the park, or have a picnic in your own backyard!
Inka Books, Earth A5 Diamond by Inky Co. - $19.95
Keep a few of these colorful notebooks around for keeping track of all your summer to-do lists and activities. They are a great way to introduce a little color and pattern to a desk or coffee table.
Water Hyacinth Mat by Toast - GBP 40
I am all about creating an outdoor oasis around this time of year. Toast has a great collection of water hyacinth mats and pillows in an assortment of colors — perfect for creating cozy outdoor seating areas.
Blue Acrylic Water Glass by Liberty - GBP 8.50
These melamine cups are perfect for alfresco dining. I love the bright, turquoise color, and they work well for a summer barbecue.
Playnation Mixing Bowls by John Lewis - GBP 10
Throw a few pops of color in your kitchen with these great bowls, which are perfect for everyday cooking and entertaining.
Aztec Removable Throw Pillow Cover by Leah Duncan on Etsy - $38
Changing out pillows and throws is a great way to switch things up and bring in a little color as the seasons change. I like something like this, which would make a great indoor or outdoor pillow option.
Washi-Wrapped Japanese Pencils by Maoiliosa on Etsy - $10
Adding subtle pops of color here and there is a great way to bring summer into your home. Even something simple, like these paper-wrapped pencils, will bring a small burst of color to your office or guest bedroom.
Vintage Blue Mason Jars by Wedding Bee - $6
Blue mason jars make perfect flower vases, and you can usually find them at flea markets and vintage stores. I have an entire collection that gets heavily used around this time of year. They're perfect for elevating that grocery store bouquet.
Solid Baker's Twine by OliveManna on Etsy - $90
This collection of baker's twine makes the perfect embellishment. I have a few rolls in my home that I use for everything from gift wrapping to entertaining. You will find a million uses for it, I promise!
Raw Vintage Tolix Chair - $795
Summer is all about moving the outdoors in, and these green metal chairs are perfect for hosting dinners outside.
Ludoli Bed Collection by John Robshaw - $360
The changing of the seasons is a great time to switch out bedding and other textiles. I love John Robshaw's collection of block-printed bedding. The colors are perfect for summer.
Tray & Tumbler Set by Heath Ceramics - $195
These coral tumblers and tray are a great way to introduce a little bit of subtle color. Coral always reminds me of warm weather, vacations and everything that is wonderful about the summer season!
Poppy Soleil Sling Chair - $295
Extra seating at parties is always a challenge, especially when you bring the party outdoors. I love these sling chairs because they are bright and colorful. You can use them in your backyard or bring them to the beach or park.
Corsica Napkins by Serena & Lily - $38
I love the pattern of these napkins and coordinating placemats. They are reminiscent of peacocks and are perfect for outdoor entertaining.
Ikat Melamine Dinner Plate by Jonathan Adler - $12
When it comes to outdoor entertaining, there really is no better option than melamine, especially if you have little ones running around or clumsy guests! Jonathan Adler has a great assortment of melamine options — this ikat pattern is one of my favorites.
Storm Lantern by Toast - GBP 29
When you're enjoying the outdoors with family and friends, there is nothing better than the glow of candlelight after the sun finally goes down. Toast has a variety of lanterns in different colors, which make them perfect for entertaining.
Cross-Dye Basic Napkins, Set of 4 - $16
If color isn't really your thing, you can always introduce small subtle pops with your linens. I like this assortment from West Elm. It's a great way to add a little interest to your summer table.