DECORATING WITH STRAW HATS

Now that summer is in full swing, I have been thinking about ways to bring warm weather style into my home. Creating an airy, beachy feel seems to make me enjoy the summer months so much more, even though I don't live anywhere near the ocean... sigh. Straw hats seem to be the IT accessory for decorating summery spaces as of late; they offer texture and a casual sensibility creating a relaxed, vacation-like feel wherever your home may be.

Take a look at the images below; they are the perfect dose of tropical inspiration.

Anna Spiro displays her hats atop fresh nautical stripes

Anna Spiro displays her hats atop fresh nautical stripes

These hats hang out above a door frame adding whimsy to an otherwise stark white room

These hats hang out above a door frame adding whimsy to an otherwise stark white room

India Hicks stores straw hats for visitors above the alcove between her living and dining rooms

India Hicks stores straw hats for visitors above the alcove between her living and dining rooms

Clothespins hold these hats in a quirky and casual display on a white wall

Clothespins hold these hats in a quirky and casual display on a white wall

Straw hats hung on this bamboo hall stand create the perfect focal point in an entryway.

Straw hats hung on this bamboo hall stand create the perfect focal point in an entryway.

A simple collection of four hats hung over a console table finished off this beautifully- styled vignette.

A simple collection of four hats hung over a console table finished off this beautifully- styled vignette.

A casual grouping hung on a piece of driftwood in a hallway.

A casual grouping hung on a piece of driftwood in a hallway.

Classic straw hats frame a window in Aerin Lauder's Hamptons home.

Classic straw hats frame a window in Aerin Lauder's Hamptons home.

Hats mixed with a woven grass tray and seashells complete this beachy look.

Hats mixed with a woven grass tray and seashells complete this beachy look.

A fun collection in this otherwise simple all white beach house stairwell.

A fun collection in this otherwise simple all white beach house stairwell.

Hats frame a mirror and add height to this cottage bedroom.

Hats frame a mirror and add height to this cottage bedroom.

Why not start your own collection and add to your summer decor?

This hat from ETSY adds a fun dose of color to any room with its pom pom detail:

This classic hat from H&M with a black bow makes a vintage statement:

This preppy fedora with red and navy ribbon adds a masculine touch to any decor:

I love the fringe trim the pink accent cord on this hat:

Happy Decorating!