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6 Simple — and Affordable — Ways to Brighten Up Your Home for Summer

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Summer has (unofficially) kicked off, and while we’re transitioning our wardrobes in anticipation of all the inevitable heat waves, it’s also the perfect time to make some home decor updates as well (think of all those BBQs and spontaneous get-togethers you’ll be hosting).

We’ve rounded up the hottest festive finds that are both budget friendly and way too adorable to pass up. Happy shopping!

Dwell; Amazon; People Shop; Assouline; Barneys; Lulu & Georgia
Dwell; Amazon; People Shop; Assouline; Barneys; Lulu & Georgia

 

Top row:

This porcelain platter is a must-have for your next dinner party. The dreamy sunset pattern gives your tabletop a colorful touch and the shape makes it perfect for serving a seasonal salad or dessert.

Bamboo speakers are a stylish way to play your tunes, whether you’re at the beach or in your backyard.

This candle gives off a fresh floral fragrance — minus any actual gardening.

Bottom row:

Give your front door (and all your guests) a tropical welcome with this bright mat.

Add this cotton pillow to your sofa for warm vibes — even when you’re blasting the AC.

If you’ve had the same coffee table books since moving in to your pad, this one will give a chic flair to your space while providing some serious Italian inspiration to boot.

Buy It! Weather Diary Collection Oiva Salad Platter, $85.99 (originally $108); dwell.com; Archeer Stereo Bluetooth 4.0 Speakers, $79.99 (originally $299); amazon.com; R. Nichols Cruise Candle, $24.99 (originally $38); shop.people.com; Assouline “In The Spirit Of Capri” book, $34.80 (originally $50); barnesandnoble.com; Life by Muriel Brandolini Floral Poplin Pillow, $89 (originally $150); barneys.com; Lulu & Georgia Palm Trio Doormat, $29 (originally $45); luluandgeorgia.com