Our Favorite Summer Decor Pieces for Under $25

by Justina Huddleston
May 3, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. ET
SOLVINDEN String Light Decor
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Warm weather is finally here, and when we're not busy trying to find the perfect bathing suit and reading up on the best beach vacation destinations, we're busy shaking the winter blues from our homes in favor of some summer sunshine. Sometimes, all it takes is a few accessories or accent pieces to transform your house, but you don't want to have to spend a fortune just to keep up with the changing seasons. Luckily, there are a lot of inexpensive items out there that will make your home feel like a summer getaway, even if you can't actually get away during the warmer months.

This summer, we are all about bold prints, jewel-tone colors and durable materials that can withstand the outdoors. Because let's be honest, this summer, we're going to be spending as much time outside as possible!

Take a look at these fun, inexpensive summer home decor items, and get ready to feel inspired to give your own abode a makeover.

1 /16: Jewel-Toned Pillow

Black panther pillow
Image: Target

1/16 :Jewel-Toned Pillow

This oblong throw pillow has everything we're looking for in our summer decor this year — a bold print and deep jewel tones.

Panther pillow, $24.99 at Target

2 /16: Watermelon Icon Planter

Watermelon Icon Planter
Image: Urban Outfitters

2/16 :Watermelon Icon Planter

If you don't have a nice garden to sit in this summer, bring the outdoors in with this cute watermelon-patterned planter and a durable houseplant.

Watermelon icon planter, $16 at Urban Outfitters

3 /16: Sommar 2018 Queen Duvet Cover & Pillowcase Set

SOMMAR 2018 Queen Duvet Cover and Pillowcase Set
Image: Ikea

3/16 :Sommar 2018 Queen Duvet Cover & Pillowcase Set

A lightweight blend of cotton and polyester, this duvet cover and pillowcase set is an easy (and affordable!) way to give your bedroom a sunny summer makeover.

Sommar 2018 queen duvet cover and pillowcase set, $15 at Ikea

4 /16: Banded Acrylic Drinking Glasses

Banded Acrylic Drinking Glasses
Image: Crate & Barrel

4/16 :Banded Acrylic Drinking Glasses

The aqua band on these acrylic drinking glasses is a subtle nod to summer. Since they're not made of glass, they're safe to use by the pool too.

Banded acrylic drinking glasses, $7 at Crate & Barrel

5 /16: Chambray Cuff Pillowcases

Chambray Cuff Pillow Cases
Image: PB Teen

5/16 :Chambray Cuff Pillowcases

Like a chambray sundress on a hot summer day, these lightweight pillowcases will keep you cool on steamy evenings.

Chambray cuff pillowcases, $15 for two at PB Teen

6 /16: A Bright Planter

Sahara pot
Image: Anthropologie

6/16 :A Bright Planter

The perfect home for all those succulents that are still sitting on your desk in the plastic pots they were sold in. 

Sahara pot, $12.95 at Anthropologie

7 /16: Opalhouse Floral Lumbar Pillow With Pom-poms

Opalhouse Lumbar Pillow Pom Floral
Image: Target

7/16 :Opalhouse Floral Lumbar Pillow With Pom-poms

Bring bright, bold florals into your home with this colorful pillow. It adds some sunshine to any space, be it the bedroom, den or living room.

Opalhouse floral lumbar pillow with pom-poms, $20 at Target

8 /16: Hexagon Small Blue Metal Lantern

Hexagon Small Blue Metal Lantern
Image: Pier 1

8/16 :Hexagon Small Blue Metal Lantern

Enjoy the cool night air this summer with the aid of candlelight flickering from a stylish lantern.

Hexagon small blue metal lantern, $16 at Pier 1

9 /16: Solvinden String Light Decor

SOLVINDEN String Light Decor
Image: Ikea

9/16 :Solvinden String Light Decor

Get more use out of your Christmas lights by popping these paper lanterns over them, then stringing them up around your porch to add a soft glow to your summer soirees.

Solvinden string light decor, $5 at Ikea

10 /16: Marble Knobs

Marble door knobs
Image: Anthropologie

10/16 :Marble Knobs

Swap out your boring old handles for these colorful and very on-trend marbled knobs. 

Marbled knobs, $13.95 at Anthropologie

11 /16: Juliana Coastal Reversible Printed, Quilted Throw

Juliana Coastal Reversible Printed Quilted Throw
Image: Wayfair

11/16 :Juliana Coastal Reversible Printed, Quilted Throw

A lightweight throw blanket is essential for all your afternoon siestas and nights stargazing from the deck.

Juliana coastal reversible printed, quilted throw, $21 at Wayfair

12 /16: Paint + Petals Melamine Serving Set

Paint + Petals Melamine Serving Set
Image: Anthropologie

12/16 :Paint + Petals Melamine Serving Set

Lunch on the patio is a lot cuter with this set of colorful floral serving utensils at your command.

Paint + Petals melamine serving set, $10 at Anthropologie

13 /16: Houck Wool Beige Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug

Houck Wool Beige Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug
Image: Wayfair

13/16 :Houck Wool Beige Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug

Dress up your outdoor entertaining space with a colorful rug that can be used outside in the summer and taken indoors when winter rolls around again.

Houck 2-foot-x-3-foot wool indoor/outdoor area rug in beige, $19 at Wayfair

14 /16: Tropical Paper Napkins

Tropical Paper Napkins
Image: H&M

14/16 :Tropical Paper Napkins

Successful summer entertaining is all in the details. Keep these colorful paper napkins on hand to add a little style to your next backyard barbecue or picnic.

Paper napkins, $3 at H&M

15 /16: Striped Rug

Striped jute rug
Image: Target

15/16 :Striped Rug

This little rug is perfect for doorways or in front of a sink. 

Striped jute rug, $24.99 at Target

16 /16: A Chic Watering Can

White watering can
Image: Ikea

16/16 :A Chic Watering Can

A watering can for under $10 that doubles as chic decor? Yes, please. 

Watering can, $9.99 at Ikea