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No-Sweat Summer Decor: $200 and Under

Suntans. Flip-flops. Lush, green grass.

After the long, dark days of winter – whether you’ve spent them holed up inside or outdoors shovelling snow from your sidewalk – summer is a long-lost friend Canadians welcome with open arms.

Summer is the season of backyard BBQs, patio beers and relaxing outside. Once you’ve sorted out your ultimate patio setup, it’s time to up the ante ever further – it’s time to invigorate your home with fresh colours and electric accents.

Here are six ways to get your home summer-ready. The best part? They’re all under $200.

Gimme Shelter

turquoise patio umbrellaOne of the best things to do during the summer is relax on your patio. Whether you’re visiting with friends, burying your nose in the latest Stephen King thriller or just enjoying the beautiful weather, this tilting-top patio umbrella offers respite from the hot sun. A turquoise top makes this shade a brilliant accent for your backyard.

Pamper Your Pedicure

Summertime means sandals and bare feet. But no one likes the feeling of a dusty deck. Lay down this Marigot rug and add a cozy feel to your outdoor space. Made for both indoor and outdoor use, the bright blues and greens in this floral pattern add just the right amount of zest to your home.

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Pillow Talk

Accent pillows are one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to add a pop of colour to any room. This silver Metallika pillow is the perfect match for the Ziggy Teal pillow. A teal chevron print adds a fun, summery vibe, while the metallic silver fabric finishes off the look with a touch of glam.

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Kick Up Your Feet

With its Ikat trellis pattern, this Fionn pouf adds just the right amount of oomph to your space. Prop your feet up on this soft ottoman or pull it out as an extra seat when your friends come to visit. Whether you’re out enjoying the weather or hiding from the sun like a vampire in a bathing suit, this pouf adds a playful touch to your summer sanctuary.

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A Striking Sidekick

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Set this sleek Durham accent table next to your favourite patio lounger and now you’ve got yourself a splendid chairside companion. A built-in magazine rack makes it easy to organize your light reading, and the tabletop gives you a place to rest you piña colada while you re-apply sunscreen.

Bedtime Bliss

Transform your bedroom from typical to tropical with this Bali reversible duvet set. Inspired by the vibrant, lush greenery of the rainforest, this set breathes life into your relaxing retreat.

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Enjoy Your Summer Sanctuary

Adding decor that’s both beautiful and functional is the best way to accessorize for Canada’s hottest season. Summer can pass by in a flash so make the most of it by creating a place you’ll absolutely love spending time.