We’ve definitely got summer vacation on the brain, but that doesn’t always mean packing up and hitting the road or hopping on a plane to travel overseas. Staycations are as equally fabulous (in our humble opinion), and what better way to relax at home than by embracing the latest summer home design trends by Shea Homes? These tips focus on creating a tranquil oasis right in your living space, incorporating elements that make every day feel like a vacation.

Shea Homes' home designs are all about using natural light to add warmth and beauty to a space. When you use light as a cornerstone for your home’s decor, it highlights the room’s personality and makes the design the star of the space.

Bold, bright, repurposed, and earth-centric elements, along with creative outdoor spaces and nature-inspired textures, top Shea Homes® list and are sure to make your home the hottest hang-out space this summer.

Scroll down to find out how you can brighten up your living spaces with these summer interior design trends.

Outdoor Living Space Design

California Rooms and Outdoor Spaces

Nothing is better than being able to open your home up to enjoy the summer weather for grilling and entertaining in style. That’s the beauty of California rooms – they’re all about bringing that outdoor atmosphere inside, so you can relax, grill, and have a good time without leaving your house. This particular California room showcases a stunning optional kitchen, making it the perfect spot to spend those warm summer nights!

California Room Interior Design

Inspiration for Small Outdoor Spaces

Looking for inspiration on how to create your ideal outdoor area? Take a look at the sharp putting green and magical string lights showcased in this Shea Homes model home in Rancho Mission Viejo! ⁣This entertaining backyard proves how one can be smart, creative, and show off their personality with a limited amount of space.

Outdoor living space design incorporating putting green

Nature-Inspired Interior Design

Many of our current design inspirations come directly from Mother Earth. Organic shapes, amazing colors, natural textures, and fun fabrics and carpets are inspired by the whimsical feeling of spending time outdoors in nature.

Floral Home Décor

Beautiful flowers in various shapes, sizes, and colors are blooming all around us! Imagine carrying the beauty of the outside to the interior of your home with unique patterns ranging from glass, porcelain, natural stone to carpet.⁣ Or make an impact with an inexpensive floral wall mural, like this girl’s room.

Floral wall mural in girl’s bedroom

Floral Tiles

This summer's trend includes floral-inspired tiles, showcasing that embracing nature in design doesn't always mean vibrant colors. As seen in this example, the elegant white and gray tiles offer a sophisticated and modern take on the floral theme, proving that natural inspiration can also be subtle and serene.

Floral Inspired Tiles

Earthy and Green Natural Textures

Nature-inspired home design isn't just about floral patterns; it also embraces earthy or green tones that reflect the natural world. This trend is about bringing the calm and serenity of nature into our living spaces, using materials and colors that suggest a natural habitat. Textures play a significant role, with surfaces that mimic the feel of organic elements like wood, stone, and leaves adding depth and authenticity to the design. In the example below, we can see how the trend manifests through the use of tiles and decor elements in natural shades and textures. The tiles in soft beige, muted gray, and crisp white, paired with green, demonstrate how diverse materials can come together to create a peaceful and welcoming environment

Natural Textures

Bold Interior Design

All it takes is one brightly painted door to make guests’ heads turn, smile and feel a welcome that seems to say, “Orange you glad you stopped by?” This vibrant orange barn door design creates a vibrant focal point and is the perfect mood-lifter for any dinner party or casual get-together. Talk about a conversation starter!

Bold, orange door interior design

Relaxing Interior Design

If the last couple of years has taught us anything, it is that every home needs a haven, a place to retreat to when the world gets to be too much. This master bathroom combines is the perfect example of relaxing interior design, combining contrasting details — such as rustic wood embellished with smooth gold drawer handles — to make the ultimate relaxation station. The brown, white, and gold color palette works to put the mind at ease, making this the perfect setting to let your thoughts drift away. Make your own sanctuary at home with these unique vases and candle holders

Relaxing brown, white, and gold interior design in master bathroom

Serene Blues for a More Serene You

Encapsulate your care-free summer vibes with a sea-inspired color palette—something that will remind you of sunny beach trips when you’re stuck inside on a rainy day. Cool blue hues make this kitchen look like the ideal place to chill out with an ice cold lemonade. Who could say no to bonding over a summer salad here?! Add faux plants for a low-maintenance earthy vibe. 

Sea-inspired relaxing interior design

Patterned Tiles

Who said a place of rest and relaxation had to be boring? Patterned tiles offer a surefire way to add beauty and style to a personal spa. This primary bathroom makes its tile floor the eye-catching centerpiece. The repeating design elements of tiles bring unity and cohesiveness to a space, and as you can see, the patterns in this sanctuary space paid off big-time for this residence. Try this unique tile for a major bathroom upgrade.

Patterned tiles in the primary bathroom

If you’re in the process of buying a Shea home, you can set up a private consultation with a designer from the Shea Design Studio to help bring your vision to life this summer! Your designer will go over everything with you from flooring, window coverings, paint colors, appliances, and more. Want to learn more about what to expect at your first Shea Design Studio appointment? Watch this video! Make sure to tune in on Shea SoCal’s Facebook and Instagram for more of our favorite design trends in 2024!

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