summer colorsBy Sonya Weiss – 

Summer is here and it’s the season of sun and fun which means it’s time to take a look at your home décor.

If you’re still using the earth tone colors in your living room that look so rich and warm in the fall, then it’s time to change that palette to a more summer friendly one. Otherwise, your fall décor will look out of place and too heavy for the warmer days.

 

Now that doesn’t mean that you have to redo your entire home including moving out the furniture in order to bring in the light and airy things that signify it’s summertime. Little changes can go a long way toward making a room look light and breezy.

If you’re still using dark curtains, take those down and replace them with sheers in the colors of summer. Let the sunshine in using sheers instead and choose colors like lime green, ocean blue or sunset yellow. This will give your living room an instant summer look.

Covering the furniture is a quick and inexpensive way to make changes. You’ll want to choose covers have bright colors or white slipcovers that you can dress up with bright accents to give the room a vibrant summer appeal.

Store your sofa’s darker pillows and replace them with ones that add a splash of summer. Pillows featuring large, colorful flowers always make a sofa look cheery.

Take up dark rugs and replace those with rugs that have colorful summer designs. Switch out neutral or muted lampshade colors for brighter hues.

Happy Decorating!

 

Sonya Weiss

About Our Interior Decorating Columnist Sonya Weiss:

From the time she was a child, Sonya spun stories to entertain herself and her siblings. Once she graduated from high school, she put her writing aside and attended college where she studied Secondary Education, majoring in English. She's represented by literary agent Nicole Resciniti. 

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