Written by Becky Maury
“Summertime Summertime Sum Sum Summertime” This catchy little tune always pops in my mind with visions of sun-kissed little ones running throughout the house. The time of year for friends dropping in, and clothes and beach towels scattered everywhere. Such memories!
Regardless of our stage in life, one thing remains; as we slip into June and July it’s time to bring Summertime inside! Packing away heavy winter clothes makes way for fun, cooler and brighter fabrics — just the time to make the home a summer oasis. Without breaking the bank, there are several ways to accessorize rooms and bring immediate changes to lighten and brighten the home.
First, it’s time to lighten your accessories! Incorporate whites or brighter colors to consoles, side and coffee tables. This can be an urn, vases or colorful objects in bowls. Fresh flowers or greenery can be added for extra pop when guests are coming.
Lighter fabric pillows will stand out and give a cooler, brighter look to a room. Pastels, bright colors, or pretty white linens will give a true summertime burst.
Lightly colored rugs or bare floors with smaller throw rugs will give that beachy summer look. This is the perfect time to send out your current rugs that are due to be cleaned. Replace them with a smaller, lighter pattern or a fun throw rug over your larger one.
Brightly colored paintings of flowers or colorful abstracts can add a cheery element to a room. Shells or sand dollars encased in a silver or brass frame will brighten your walls and make you smile!
Voila! Pulled together, you have a whole new Summertime look! Now grab yourself a good book, a cold beverage and Enjoy!