Most of us can't redecorate every season, but I often
find myself itching to lighten and brighten my home come
summer and then cozy it up come fall. I thought I
would share a couple ideas with you.
For summer, I simply added a couple of my straw
hats to our back door coat rack along with
bags that I take to the farmer's market or beach.
Besides the practicality and convenience of having those items handy
as I head out the door,
they also bring a summer feel to our home.
Fresh cut flowers in vases are a great way
to bring summer inside. When planting my outdoor
gardens, I always try to include plants that make
great cuttings. In just over the two years we have
lived in our home, I have added many hydrangea, lilac,
daisies and peonies just so I can have flowers to cut
and bring inside.
Other relatively easy ways to lighten and brighten for summer
is to replace your Persian rugs with sisal or seagrass -
or even no rug at all. Also, switch pillows out to
lighter versions, floral or some nautical stripes.
Bringing in lighter accessories - white vases,
sea shell collections etc....can also make your home
compatible with the season!
And let me tell you - it is definitely summer in the
PNW, we hit temperatures in the 90's this
weekend which is very unusual for us this early.
I actually turned our air conditioning on!