Fun Ways to Bring a Splash of Summer Into Your Apartment

Most Canadians wait all year for summer to arrive. Now that it's here, celebrate the season in your space with these decor tips that will bring a splash of summer into your home. The team at Bentall Kennedy Residential Services hopes you give these tips and tricks a try.


Fresh Flowers

One of the easiest and most satisfying ways to bring a touch of summer inside is to pick up some fresh cut flowers. Street markets and grocery stores are full of them, and you can usually grab a beautiful bouquet for $10 or less. From roses to lilies, Begonias and even bunches of wildflowers, cattails, or long grasses, a vase of flowers in an easy-to-spot place in your apartment will brighten up your space. Learn more.


Change Bedsheets

It may sound overly simple, but the right sheets can make or break your REM sleep in the summer. While flannel and heavy cotton rule the winter, organic cotton, linen, and other light sheets can help keep you cool at night, and appear more seasonally appropriate. Choosing sheets in light and summery colours will only add to the effect. Learn more.


Pillow Shams

If you like the idea of bringing a fresh and bright pop of colour into your space, but don't want to break the bank, new pillow shams in summery colours will go a long way. Check out stores like Winners for great deals on pillows and pillowcases, or visit your local fabric store and DIY your own! Read more.


Paint an Accent Wall

From pastels to Pantone's color of the year, there's no better way to usher in summer than with an accent wall. The best part about painting a single wall is that you can be bold about it without making the look overwhelming. Check it out.



From leaves to fruit, and bikes to camels, bold prints are super in and very summery. Pick up some printed home decor, like a fun throw rug, and watch your space transform. Learn more.


The Bentall Kennedy Residential Services blog team hopes this list gives you some ideas for how to bring summer into your apartment this season. For more information about Bentall Kennedy properties in your city, please visit our website.