Decor and Design: 5 Summer Trends for the Home

By  June 12, 2014

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For you go-getter Glam girls using this summer to jump-start your home design project, we suggest starting small—with the bathroom. Turning your sale de bain into a sleek, shiny, welcoming space will motivate you to keep going on your redesign journey—in other words, it’s a good place to begin before you tackle the rest of the home. And it’s incredibly important too. It’s in this area that you apply your makeup and do your hair before a night on the town … or complete your relaxing beauty regimen before heading to bed. So make it cool, make it special, and make it speak to you with some of these trending decor ideas fit for summer.

Ombré
This dark-to-light color trend is not just for your hair. From walls to shower curtains to towels, ombré detailing is a do when designing your bathroom.
Flamenco Shower Curtain, available at Anthropologie for $118

Neon Brights
Make sure you don’t overdo neon in any room or it will be overpowering and cheesy rather than chic. Simply add touches of bright hues here and there for a bit of fun, mixing them with neutrals like gray, beige, white, and black. Hot pink, lime green, sunny yellow—these are all colors that are sure to add pop to your powder room.
Botanical Ombré Jacquard Bath Towel, available at Cost Plus World Market for $16.9

Wicker Pieces
Wicker is a classic touch that will give your bathroom a country-chic appeal. Use wicker baskets to store towels, cleaning supplies, soaps, and scrubs.
Baskets for Hannah Basket Wall System, available at Pottery Barn for $49 each

Geometric Patterns
For a bold bathroom, accessorize with pieces boasting stripes, chevron, zigzags, and other standout patterns. Geometry is king when it comes to home decor this summer.
20–by-34-inch Zigzag Bath Mat, available at West Elm for $49

Metallic Accents
Whether you opt for gold, bronze, or silver, metallic details add sophistication to bathrooms old and new. Choose metallic accents, like faucets, that will retain their original hue and sheen. For a stainless finish that weathers beautifully with everyday use yet keeps its luxe luster, consider the modern yet classic Delta Mandara faucet.
Delta Mandara 4-inch Two-Handle High-Arc Bathroom Faucet in Stainless, available at Home Depot for $78