By Mary Williams
Have you ever dreamed of bringing decor-savvy individuals like
to freshen the look of your rooms? Bring summer indoors in
force - without losing the comfortable and cozy furnishings
desire in the cooler months.
You can simply brighten up your home by putting the heavy
drapery away and making the widows a focal point. While the
light is great during the day - especially if you don't need
turn on interior lights - you may dislike the cavernous black
holes that they become late at night. For privacy and
appearance, keep up the retractable blinds during the day and
put them down at night behind a sheer curtain.
Decorating your rooms with mirror will also lighten your place
as they capture the sunlight and bounce it around. This
mean a major change in your decor but you may find moving a
large mirror to a different wall will optimize the light
reflection in the room. Try it across from a window or on a
wall that corners against the window wall for the most light
Moving the furniture into a 'summer arrangement' can optimize
your space and give it a more airy feel. If you normally place
the living room furniture to focus on the fireplace consider
turning them to face away. This can open up the space and make
it more inviting for summertime get together. If you barbecue
you might even switch the dining and living room area around
it will give you a better flow for entertaining and enjoying
evening sun during meals.
Roll up the area rugs, leave the table bare and get rid of
excess blankets, pillows and other 'comfy' materials that tend
to warm up the space.
If you have plenty of storage space (you've packed away all
winter clothes and drapery so you should be fine) you might
to use white cotton or canvas slipcovers on the furniture. Not
only will it brighten the room, but they can come off easily
be cleaned so you needn't worry about a stain - which is never
You can bring outdoor in by decorating your rooms with a large
tropical with palm leaves. Adding some colorful cut flowers
will add further summer appeal. However, too much of anything
is not good. Don't clutter your rooms with so many plants it
feels like a conservatory.
By adopting some of these simple ideas, your home will easily
surround with summer feeling.
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