Easily Add Fresh Summer Style with Lemons

How to inject fresh summer style into your interiors? Easy-peazy lemon squeezy! We’re loving the lemon motif on home accents and products of every kind, from wall art to linens to hand soap


FYI, using lemons with classic blue and white is a truly hot trend.

The pop of lemon yellow against crisp blue and white is a luscious combination. You might try a pair of lemon topiaries on your buffet or console table, for example, mixed with your blue and white accessories.


Enjoy this centerpiece idea for a summer table: place a yellow jar candle in a hurricane glass with a lemon candle ring around it, and set it all atop a footed cake stand. Lemon-iscious!

Or try this for a spring or summer tablescape: bright yellow Real Touch blooms in blue and white vases echo the color of faux lemons nestled in a centerpiece created from a eucalyptus ring with a footed bowl of lemons for height. The lemon print table runner pulls all the elements together! 


Lemon motif linens like tea towels and napkins are a fun and inexpensive way to add the lemon theme to your summer kitchen.

No lemon-themed linens?  You can still invite that tangy citrus to the party with lemon print paper napkins, placemats and partyware! The sunny hue just makes your event that much brighter.

 

Sensory note: you’ll love the fragrance of lemons in your home when they’re displayed sans refrigeration in 

-decorative ceramic bowls

-dough bowls

-lidded glass apothecary jars

-large glass cylinders. (Make a fabulous lemon vase by inserting a slim glass vase inside a large glass cylinder and stacking lemons in the space between the two. Then fill the inner vase with water and pop in your bright summer blooms.)


Another idea: summer-ize your fireplace by draping a lemon garland along your mantel. Then place your candleholders, vases, book stacks or artwork among the curves of the garland.

One of our favorite ways to enjoy the cheery lemon is by incorporating it into summer wreaths. Hang a lemon wreath on the front door to welcome guests. Inside, hang one on a hall tree or the back of a chair, or on the door of a buffet, cabinet, or console. Lemons, whether fastened very simply into a ring of greenery like eucalyptus or fitted among summer florals, will bring that tang of bright yellow that makes you long for a glass of lemony iced tea!

And of course lemon boughs, whether real or faux, have real presence when arranged in a tall container, like a glass cellar bottle or a stunning blue and white vase.


Summer advice from The Mint Julep: friends, when life gives you lemons--decorate with them!