I love summer and although I might not be inside as much as I am in the winter, I want my home to feel like summer. It’s easy to achieve a fresh look inside. Think SUMMER! Tropical prints, turquoise blues and ocean greens. Or go for corals, oranges or fuchsia! Here are 3 easy steps to creating a summer home oasis inside.
A Sold Color Sofa and Bed Linens
Using a solid color on a sofa or on bed linens is the perfect way to start your summer decorating plan. It’s such fun to build around these with accessories, texture, and color. The neutrality allows for many choices in accessorizing and in your complimentary seating.
If a major redo isn’t what you have in mind, something as simple as new pillows can pull your look together and give you the fresh feel you want. Furnishings are fashion just as clothing is, so accessorizing and replacing come with the territory.
When shopping for pillows look for durable fabrics and trims, a high-quality filler, and a zipper that will allow you to clean the cover if needed. A down insert will feel great, but if you are driven crazy by fluffing pillows, go with a poly fill. Regardless of whether you are purchasing pillows premade or if you are having the pillows custom made, choose fabric and trim that will pass the usage test of your household.
Consider, too, size and color. Don’t be afraid to use something larger scale for impact. And a splash of boldness can go a long way in giving a room a new feel.
Accent your home with throw rugs in the same color theme as your pillows. I actually buy small bathroom rugs (the ones with the rubber backing) in super bright summer colors. They’re easy to throw into the washer and dryer, plus they aren’t super expensive. Put a bright turquoise rug near your bed and step into summer each morning!