Give your home an affordable summer makeover with some fashionable new designs.
Bring the feelings and colors of the summer into your home, and change your living room’s appeal with simple but stylish accessories. This season is all about affordable, striking and fashionable new design concepts. Pastel colors, stripes, geometric shapes and nifty accessories should dominate your home. Bring the outdoors inside and invest in floor pillows, low coffee tables, and outdoor lighting to create the most romantic and festive mood. Vibrant paintings in the dining area, flowers and plants in the kitchen, and graphic paintings are all exceptional choices that will give your household an original appeal.
All eyes on the fireplace
Just because you’re not using the fireplace in the summer, it doesn’t mean you should ignore it. Adorn it with beautiful accessories and make it stand out. Place flower pots above the fireplace, and create a contrast. Seasonal flowers are the best because they’re colorful, fresh and vibrant. Take inspiration and match the color of the flowers with the curtains, or throw pillows to create some more balance and make the living area seem more compact. Another great idea is to hang a nice painting above the fireplace, or a nicely framed mirror to widen your space and welcome in more natural light.
Add a pop of color
“Summer-ize” your living room with vibrant pops of colors! Think creatively and rearrange the accessories. Neutral rooms are the easiest to decorate; throw pillows in accents of bright yellow and striped curtains in combos of grey and yellow will instantly change the overall allure of your room. Make your living space feel more welcoming and rearrange the furniture. Place the sofa in front of the fireplace, and separate the armchairs. Make sure there’s a coffee table in the middle to welcome guests and you’ll able to focus on family meetings and gatherings with friends.
Colorful window treatments
It can be overwhelming to apply colorings to a room that only features neutral hues. To simplify things and make the process a lot easier, you might want to stick to a single inspirational piece; work your way around that piece when redesigning. To get the perfect summer look, center your attention on window treatments. Use new curtain clips, panels and materials and choose unusual color combinations. Vertical stripes in accents of pastel blue and yellow might be an excellent choice. The effect created to add more height, thus making a room seem larger, taller and more glamorous.
Customize the coffee table with personal accessories and add-ons. Serve tea in vintage teapots, or snacks in customized bowls. Place candles, books and magazines on the table to diversify it and make guests feel intrigued. Personalized accessories are the best because they give home a unique appeal. Another great idea would be include board games on the coffee table; your friends will be eager to gather around on a hot Sunday evening to socialize and have a good time.
Summertime is the best time of the year to relax and enjoy the sun. In case the outside weather is too hot, you can always relocate inside and still enjoy the peace and quiet. Arrange a reading spot in the living room; make sure it is positioned by the window. Add a comfortable chair and table, and adorn that table with some of your favorite books. Complement your reading nook with a flower vase, modern lamp, comfy pillows and you’re all set.
The best home accessories are not the most expensive. On the contrary; there’s so much you can do on a budget. Cover seats with colorful linens, replace pillow covers with newer, fresher pastel hues, and adorn your space with fluffy rugs and paintings. However, when accessorizing it is important to create balance; warm colors are the best, but also patterns, geometrics and polka dots.
Redesign your home for the summer and freshen it up with the coolest additions. Think outside the box and use your creativity to give your space a personal, intimate allure. If you afford to paint at least one wall, do it! Fresh color accents, a new mirror, an oversized plant can have the most powerful impact on your present decor. Dare to change and you’ll love the end result!
By Paul Trevino