Sometimes it really is the little things.
Summer is the perfect time of year to brighten up your home. By adding vibrant fabrics, accent pieces and greenery, a home can feel like a summer retreat. Here are several small and easy updates that can make your home feel warm and welcoming, and won't require too much fuss.
1. Bring the Outdoors Indoors
Adding greenery to a room makes it come alive. Look for planters that work in both indoor and outdoor settings, and greenery that is easy to maining, such as a lemon tree, for a seamless summer addition to your space.
2. Rotate Lighting
Think outside of the box when it comes to lighting in your home. Moving lamps from room to room can change the look and feel of your space without breaking the bank.
3. Change Accents Seasonally
Reflect the changing seasons by swapping out accent pieces throughout the year. Use a variety of planters by the fireplace, change the throw from a chocolate wool in the winter to a bright coral in the summer, and swap pillows for added brightness or warmth, depending on the time of year. Browse Marika Meyer Textiles for inspiration!
4. Incorporate a Banquette
A banquette is an easy addition to a corner or nook and can be used to effortlessly update a bay window, creating the perfect gathering spot for the whole family.
5. Add Color in Various Ways
Paint walls using a bold, bright color, or add wallpaper to the bank of a bookcase or hutch to add depth. If you want to start small, simply add pillows in bold prints and colors.
6. Remember the Ceiling
Adding wallpaper, texture, or color to ceilings is an impactful way to brighten and refresh a room for a fraction of the cost of more drastic décor updates. Choose bright colors to illuminate spaces or darker colors to add warmth.
7. Mix in Accent Tables
With a plethora of accent tables available in all shapes and sizes for both indoor and outdoor use, find colorful and fun tables to mix and match inside of a room or in an outdoor space.