Jun 01 2016

How to Refresh Your Home for Summer

After a long winter, if you’re like us, you might be feeling a little restless with your home decor. You may have seen the bathroom and bedroom makeovers in my home lately! The outdoor colors are changing, things are blooming, so why should your home stay the same? No need for a whole rehaul, here are some simple and cheap ways to give your home a little spruce for summer.

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(Image from My Domaine)

Dining Refresh

Adding some textiles to your dining area is a great way to change up the space. The traditional thought would be to add a table runner or cloth, but what about adding some pillows or a light throw blanket onto some of your chairs? In this nook, the bench is the perfect landing spot for some blush pillows. Even if you don’t have a bench, you can add pillows to the two end chairs around your table, or maybe a small, lightweight throw blanket around the back of a chair.

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(Image from Country Road)

Bathroom Refresh

New towels go a long way! Add in a fun color or choose a lighter hue of the towels you already have. If you don’t want to spend money on a whole new set, just get some spunky hand towels that match your current set. Not only will you see a difference in the space, but you will also feel the luxury of having fluffy new towels to dry your hands with.

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(Image from The Jungalow)

Kitchen Refresh

Were you waiting for us to mention plants?? Don’t underestimate the power of bringing the outdoors in. People talk about the importance of greenery inside during the long winter months, but plants can have a huge effect on a room in the summer too. Drape some English ivy off of a high shelf, cabinet, or hang from a hook on the ceiling.

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(Image from Apartment Therapy)

Living Room Refresh

Changing up the wall art in a room can take a space from winter comfort zone to summer beach escape. Choose something with a summer subject, like this sailboat photography or a series of botanical prints. The images you see everyday effect your mood, so choose art purposefully and don’t be afraid to switch it up.

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(Image from Apartment Therapy)

Bedroom Refresh

Add a new accent color in concentration in one spot in the room, like on a nightstand. Don’t overdo it, just a few items in the same bold color will work. This will be most successful if you have a fairly muted palette and choose a color that is a few shades lighter or darker than the colors you already have in the space or a complimentary color.

These updates are so simple and inexpensive and yet make a huge difference in the overall feel of your home. Happy refreshing!

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