Summer Every Season By BatSheva Vaknin
Ahhh, sumptuous days of summer. Clear skies, green lawns, barbeques and trips to beach. Who wouldnít want to capture that feeling year-round?
Believe it or not, it is easy to bring style of summer into your own home. Follow these simple, inexpensive tips, and be on your way to enjoying a summer home in your own home... any time of year! Color is Key Paint is a simple tool that can be used to create a summery atmosphere in any room of your home. Brighten up a living room with lime green walls, a dining room with canary yellow, or a playroom with creamsicle orange.
Lighten up dark wood coffee tables, side tables or bookshelves with salmon pink or eggshell blue. Even painting inside of a dark bookshelf a bright, summery color can freshen up a room considerably.
Store or cover darker colored items, such as maroon pillows and brown couches, replacing them or covering them with lighter, brighter covers. Floral patterns are nice and summery, as is a beach motif. Hang white or see-through curtains over dark drapes to quickly achieve a summery feel.
White is perennial summery non-color. Repainting walls, bookshelves, coffee tables, and even framed mirrors a cool, crisp white will transform any room. With all that white, donít be surprised if you and your family feel like youíve been instantly transported to Miami Beach! Fabric of Life Store or cover wintry wares like velvet drapes and pillows, wool throws, and dark leather couches, ottomans and chairs. Donít worry, you can always rotate them back out again when you are ready to return from your summer retreat!
Add summery fabrics, like linen table cloths, cotton flower-print curtains, and gauzy bed skirts.
Cover couches and armchairs with bright or floral patterned slipcovers... nothing says summer like light, bright fabrics. Feel Like Flowers Fresh Flowers will give your house a fresh summer look and scent. Keep water in vases clean by changing it often, and throw out flowers as soon as they begin to wilt, replacing them with a different bright selection.