Outdoor Decorations for Summer Solstice
Summertime is marked by hot days and warm nights, cookouts and outdoor get-togethers. The days of summer are long. In fact, they are some of the longest of the year. The summer solstice occurs on Thursday, June 21, and many people celebrate this longest day of the year. If you are hosting neighborhood barbeques or family get-togethers for the summer solstice, you're probably thinking about how to decorate. Pops of color and comfort can help take your outdoor summer party from ho-hum to fun and relaxing.
Decorating Your Back DeckGiving your guests a place to sit is a must if you'll be entertaining. Even if you're not planning to throw any parties, decorating your outdoor spaces, such as your deck, can be a great way to embrace the season. There are lots of steps you can take to add decorations and comfort to your outdoor deck, such as:
- Bright pillows
- Outdoor rugs
- Fairy lights
- Water features
- Decorative over-sized cushions or bean bags
Decorating Your Front PorchFront porch decorations are a great way to add a unique look to your home. If your goal is to decorate for the summer months, you might think about potted plants or an American flag. Door hangers or wreaths are other great options. Front porch decorations make great DIY projects for the craftier homeowner. Wooden door signs, fabric wreaths or painted pots are fun crafts to tackle.
Decorating Your BackyardDepending on the size of your backyard space, you can transform your yard into a great hangout or a summer oasis. Your backyard can be a blank canvas on which to decorate for the hot months. After all, what's a backyard for if not lounging in the grass, hosting cookouts and playing with the kids in the warm weather? Strings of lights, groups of planters and clusters of tiki torches all make great additions to your backyard during summertime. There are also larger pieces you might consider, like patio furniture or a fire pit. Don't forget pops of color for a more festive feel.
Decorating Your GardenFor those with a green thumb, a garden can be a great place to add decorations for the summer solstice. Consider placing small flags along your curbs to add a patriotic feel — or even a flag pole show your full patriotic support. To add more summer decorations to your garden, consider these categories.
- Garden Decorations