9 DIY Pillows To Spruce Up The Space For Summer

9 diy pillows to spruce your space for summer cover

The summer is here, and though we spend most time outdoors, summer should be felt inside, too. To refresh your space for summer, you can re-paint the walls, re-upholster the furniture or add some colorful wall art pieces but there’s another super easy way to add summer vibes to your home without breaking the bank and applying much effort – make a couple of colorful pillows. This is usually a very easy craft that won’t take much time and you can change them every season. Here are some DIYs.

Pompoms are bold and fun, we love their soft and colorful look, and decorating a neutral pillow with pompom trim a great idea. but this time I don’t mean covering the edge of the pillow – cover the whole pillowcase! The look will be whimsy and boho, that’s right what we need for summer. Read the tutorial to find out how to attach that trim.

DIY pompom trim pillow (via enthrallinggumption.com)

DIY pompom trim pillow (via enthrallinggumption.com)

Gold leaf has been around for quite a while now and you can apply this trend for your home décor. Make a cool pillow in dark green or some other dark shade and add gold leaf pineapples with a stencil – dark shades and gold leaf create a gorgeous contrast, and pineapples are truly summer-like.

DIY gold leaf pineapple throw pillow (via https:)

DIY gold leaf pineapple throw pillow (via https:)

These tropical leaf throw pillows are perfect for spring and summer decor. They can be rocked both indoors and outdoors, and tropical leaves are timeless – they won’t go out of style. Spruce up your space for this summer and feel the breeze of the tropics with these monster leaves!

DIY palm leaf applique pillow (via nourishandnestle.com)

DIY palm leaf applique pillow (via nourishandnestle.com)

Patchwork décor looks very boho chic and cozy, and it will be a nice fit for a rustic, shabby chic or retro interior. Make this colorful patchwork applique pillow in bold summer colors and prints. Here you have hot pink and floral prints but you can go for some other shades – fill your home with cozy and colorful summer touches!

DIY patchwork summer pillow in pink (via ideas.sewandso.co.uk)

DIY patchwork summer pillow in pink (via ideas.sewandso.co.uk)

What can be more summer-like than strawberries? This strawberry pillow is right what you need to make your space summer-inspired. This project combines 3 different techniques – fabric painting, applique, and sewing into one project. You can layer a few different techniques to make something really unique. Just because this pillow uses a few techniques, that doesn’t mean it is difficult!  This is a great project for someone with basic to intermediate sewing skills.

DIY strawberry applique pillow (via www.blackwalnutstitch.com)

DIY strawberry applique pillow (via www.blackwalnutstitch.com)

Watercolor is another hot home décor trend on, and if you like it, it’s high time to dye neutral pillows using this technique. I totally enjoy the summer-inspired colors: pink, blue, yellow, they just scream the sky, sun and juicy fruits. Watch the video tutorial and make your pillows for this summer!

DIY watercolor pillowcase in pink, blue and yellow (via curlymade.blogspot.ru)

DIY watercolor pillowcase in pink, blue and yellow (via curlymade.blogspot.ru)

Watermelon is no less summery than strawberries, and using such a print for summer décor is a great idea to refresh and add a cheerful touch. Grab a white pillowcase and some neon markers and make a watermelon slice pillow – no difficult dying or stitching needed!

DIY watermelon pillow (via ilovetocreateblog.blogspot.ru)

DIY watermelon pillow (via ilovetocreateblog.blogspot.ru)

Pinwheels are the epitome of summer, aren’t they? And they are such an easy quilter’s staple. Even if you’ve never quilted before, you can make pinwheels without needing advanced sewing skills. Check out this pinwheel pillow tutorial!

DIY summer pinwheel applique pillow (via www.honeybearlane.com)

DIY summer pinwheel applique pillow (via www.honeybearlane.com)

What about a couple of bold food-themed pillows for your interior renovation? These circus animal cookie pillows will nail it! they look like delicious cookies and are in bold summer colors, and I just can’t imagine anything better for refreshing your interior, plus they will fit a kids’ or an adult’s space.

DIY circus animal cookie pillows (via www.shelterness.com)

DIY circus animal cookie pillows (via www.shelterness.com)