Summer is the time when the sun shines just a little more brightly, colors seem to be a tad more dazzling, and the carefree nature of the season makes everything all the more vibrant. With the hottest, most laidback season upon us, why not use this time to try something new for a change? Your home décor may be still be caught up in the neutral décor days of winter and needs a touch of summer fun, or it could be that you never got around to a spring redesign and now you’re itching to add some unique nuances to your home. Whatever it may be, take advantage of these long summer days and try out some trendy seasonal updates.
Something Borrowed, Something New
You know the saying, but this time we’re not talking about weddings! When it comes to decorating, we tend to buy all brand-new pieces, which give homes a fresh, updated look. However, don’t steer away from pieces that have lived through the ages. Vintage antiques, family heirlooms, a vase found at a local yard sale, all of these will add a flare of character to your home and give a complementary contrast to décor in pristine condition.
Monochrome with a Bold Twist
All white interiors is a clean and classic look. However don’t be afraid of using a color, instead of just plain white, for a monochromatic look! Decorating with one color is very flattering if done right. Use the same shade or stay within the same color family, with only small variations in tone, to keep it visually appealing rather than overwhelming to the eye. If the bathroom tile is light, go for a bolder color such as emerald green. If the tile is dark, go for a lighter color such as ocean blue. To execute the monochrome design in a more subtle way, choose just one color that is incorporated into every room of the house. This will create a sense of unity in your home design without the boldness of a monochrome room.
Design from Head to Toe
Why stop incorporating creative design when it comes to your feet? Carpets come in many different subtle patterns, textures and colors. With a unique carpet, your home will be eye catching from any angle! If you find yourself needing a new carpet entirely, opt for one that will add an exciting flare.
Which summer trend will you try out?