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Decorating Diva: Summer-ize your kitchen with fun home accents

Jessica Padykula is a freelance writer and editor in Toronto, Canada covering a wide range of topics for several online lifestyle publications. She is a regular contributor for SheKnows, covering travel, style, relationships, health and ...

Summer style indoors

Welcome to Decorating Diva, where every week we share fresh, fun ways to update your home and spice up your living space! If your home is anything like ours, when it comes to entertaining, guests seem to congregate in the kitchen no matter the season. As summer creeps ever closer and we ramp up for a season of non-stop BBQs and patio parties, we thought it would be a good idea to bring a little summer inside. Because let’s face it, even though the party’s outside, some guests will always end up in the kitchen.

Summer style indoors

7 Stylish ways to bring summer inside

Summer comes but once a year. Make sure you make the most of it with these fresh and lively home accents sure to brighten up the busiest room in the house – your kitchen.

1Anything-but-drab dishtowel

We'll be buying a few of these colorful dishtowels adorned with butterflies from Anthropologie ($18). Each bright winged beauty stands out against the white background, and we love how this simple kitchen necessity instantly conjures up summer.

2Multicolored mixing bowls

You won't want to hide these eye-catching mixing bowls from Williams Sonoma ($160) in the cupboard -- they belong in plain view where they can add a pop of color to the counter. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple – mix up something magical in these colorful, rainbow-hued bowls.

3Get-noticed utensils

Impress whoever happens to be watching you stir, whip or baste using these bold orange Rachael Ray utensils from ($26). The vivid hue is perfect for summer and we love how great this six-piece set will look both in use or simply sitting pretty on the counter.

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