How to decorate a living room this summer?



With the summer season rolling in, it is now the time to change the cozy, warm and heavily decorated living room to make it ideal for summer months. Needless to be mentioned, but as the summer season is related to lots of color and light, decorating the living room during this season is definitely known to be fun, interesting and enjoyable.


First of all, you need to remove the heavy curtains with busy designs that were installed during the winter season to keep the house warm. Light summer curtains in light fabrics and cool colors should be selected. Pure cotton, net and chiffon are some examples of fabrics that can be selected.

Enliven the chairs and couches by employing vibrant throws and colorful pillows and cushions. You may consider using woven basket throws in green and yellow. These are ideal selections for covering up if the weather cools down during the evening time. Also think out of the box when it comes to pillows. Amber and fuchsia ones trimmed with jute, butterfly, insects or sunflower themes, or unusual images such as sailboats and anchors.

Accentuate the living room by using summer lighting accessories. String lights are very interesting, easy to hang and give way to a festive look. Select designs such as hummingbirds, sunflowers and hibiscus. In addition, a seasonal touch can also be added by hanging paper lanterns featuring patterns such as Hawaiian scenes, marigolds and geometrical designs.

Roll up the warm area rugs and leave the floor bare. The firm surface will feel cool against the bare feet during the summer months. On the other hand, if you have wall to wall carpet installed, spread a cotton pastel rug over it.

The dark color candles should be replaced by white and pastel shade candles. Ensure that the scented candles you employ, gives away a mild floral smell.

The room can be easily decorated by using seasonal flowers. Both, fresh and permanent arrangements work well. The poinsettia can be replaced by a pot of miniature rose, sunflowers or freesias.

Hang lively and bright paintings on the wall featuring designs such as sandy beaches, water oceans, summer sailing, or bright and vibrant pictures of summery flowers.


Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on May 25th, 2011

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