How to Add Summer Textile to Any Room

Normally we think of the fall season as the time to start adding pillows, blankets, and other textiles to our home. But don’t forget about the warmer months! See how to add summer textile to any room to create a comforting vibe – like this dining room with white linen slipcovers on the chairs.

Shabby Chic Style Dining RoomPhoto by Tweak Your Space


A colorful rug is a great way to create a fresh look in the living room – or any room for that matter. Summer is perfect for adding color in your house.

Colorful Rug in Contemporary Living RoomPhoto by Company C


Summer days are typically hot, but sometimes evenings can be cool. Throw a light quilt over each chair when entertaining into the evening so guests can stay warm.

Outdoor Dining with Quilts - Summer Textile IdeasPhoto by Bardes Interiors


Speaking of quilts, I love any kind of handmade quilt for a summer bedroom. My mother used to pick up Amish quilts when traveling; their quilts are extremely cheerful in color.

Cabin Style Bedroom with Summer Textile QuiltPhoto by Urban Rustic Living


Patriotic patchwork quilts are a great option for adding summer textile to your bedroom. 

Patriotic Patchwork Quilts on Twin BedsPhoto by Silver Nest Interiors


Striped fabric covers a pair of daybeds in a summer sleeping porch. Swap them out for a darker and warmer pattern in the fall.

Summer Sleeping Porch with DaybedPhoto by Hendricks Churchill


Farmhouse animals and butterflies are a good fabric pattern for pillows. And let’s face it, swapping out pillows is probably the easiest way to freshen up a room.

Summer Textile for PillowsPhoto by Just Fabrics


A light linen sofa looks fresh for the summer season. When you have neutral furniture, it’s easier to play with pillow patterns and colors.

Light and Fresh Neutral Living RoomPhoto by Design Manifest


Consider changing curtains with fresh summer textile. Cotton and linen are light weight fabrics that create breezy appeal – save heavier drapes for fall and winter.

Summer Style Bedroom in Cream and BluePhoto by J. Hirsch Interior Design, LLC


In the summer I like to use bright colored kitchen towels like the red and white one shown here. And did you notice the “curtain”? Red and white baby outfits are clothes-pinned in place.

Country Kitchen in Yellow and RedPhoto by Creative Kitchenz


Consider taking your kitchen towels out of the drawer and displaying them on an open shelf for added color. Stripes always remind me of summer!

Open Kitchen Shelves in Coastal Style KitchenPhoto by Sara Ray Interior Design

What are some ways you use summer textile in your home?


More Summer Decorating Inspiration:

A Touch of Nature for Summer Decorating

Outdoor Summer Dining on My Patio

Governor’s Summer House in New England

Farmhouse Kitchen in the Summer Season

Simple Summer Table Setting



Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  1. These are great ideas. I use different kitchen towels, pillows and curtains in the summer. Have a great week.

  2. I keep white all year but, I do change pillows, flowers etc.. according to the calendar.
    Maybe even add a few new pieces here and there.