I love warm weather, the sunshine and all things summer! The beach is one of my favorite places, and I enjoy the shades of teal and blue. With those wonderful thoughts and feelings in mind, I wanted to review some ideas to help you include some of the things we love about summer into your home decorating. Here are five tips:
- Include fun summer patterns of warm climates, such as these beautiful ikat patterned pillows from Eastern Home Décor’s, click here to view on Etsy.com.
- Bring the fabulous natural elements of the outside inside! Incorporate natural fibers such as rattan and jute (in ottomans, rugs, or curtains).
- Add the colors of summer! Use colors of the ocean with pops of bright green, coral, or blue. These can be incorporated in throws, candles, vases, and pillows.
- Use touches of ocean-themed items in your everyday life. Have you seen enamel flatware? It comes in a variety of colors check out this lovely Caribbean Blue from Pottery Barn. Combine it with your existing white dishware to add a touch of the sea to your table setting. Click here to view.
- Incorporate ocean-themed accessories such as fish prints, found coral, seashells, and driftwood. If you have favorite shells that you and your family have collected, display them in a wood or glass bowl. I have seen lovely pieces of driftwood used in coffee table decorations with candles that are stunning. My girlfriend, Joanne has filled three gigantic glass cylinders of beautiful white, blue and green sea glass that she has collected from the beach for over ten years. Not only do these collections offer warm memories, they reflect light as they sit by a window and provide a beautiful focal point in the room.
For more ideas and things that I have found to support you with your summer-themed home décor I have put together a board on Pinterest, click here to view.
By Debbie Correale, founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at www.RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz and Google+.