Summer is fast upon us! It is time to freshen up the rooms in the home - summer room make-overs entails bringing in some light to invoke a sense of airy, fresh and vacation-feel to your home. This article provides you with some tips on just how to do that, without the need to spend a fortune!
In general, a summer home makeover is mostly about switching heavy, dark fabrics and colors in your rooms for lighter fabrics and colors. A few inexpensive changes in each room of the home will lighten up the interior home decor and give your home an entirely different atmosphere.
Summer Bathroom Make-over Ideas
Remove heavy bath mats and replace them with teak wood deck squares to give the bathroom the spa feel. Add a couple of baskets with rolled hand towels. Add a small bowl with fresh petals floating in water. Also have a change of towels, shower curtains or window curtains, from dark to light colored, which instantly lightens up a bathroom.
Summer Bedroom Make-over Ideas
Add freshly cut flowers on the side table next to the bedroom. Remove heavy window treatments or dark colored area rugs. Use lightly colored fabric curtains, or area rugs instead. Change the dark bed linens for lighter colors. Add bright throw pillows to the bed instead of dark, textured fabric pillows.
To add a summer feel to the room in the evening, make use of a room fragrance diffuser with fresh floral or citrus scents.
Summer Living Room Make-over Ideas
Pack your winter throws that have been lying on your couch. If you have dak colored couches, then you can lighten the look by using brightly colored pillows. The idea is to have contrasting colors. You can also place a lightly colored throw on the back of your dark couch.
Another way to lighten the look of your living room is to replace dark colored lamp shades with pastel colored lamp shades. This is an inexpensive way to change the look of your room!
Remove your winter window treatments - if you had used heavy curtains, then replace them with sheer curtains.
Place fresh-cut flowers in clear vases that allows light to shine through; this invokes a summery feeling. You can also add green potted plants on a side table.
Summer Dining Room Make-over Ideas
Change the tablecloth and place mats to ones that are lightly colored - bright colors that offset the dark brown of the dining set would be good. If you have natural hard wood floors, then show them off. Let the natural light bounce off the hard wood floors instead of covering them up with carpets. For the centerpiece on the dining table, make use of fresh flowers, or fruit in glassware.
Light Colors Are Key
Glass Reflects Light
Perfect Way to Lighten a Room
Fresh Flowers in Glass Vase
Another Way to Lighten Living Room
for a Summer Makeover
Paint One Living Room Wall
A Cheery Color, Such as Pastel Yellow
And Add Accents to Get a
Summer Living Room Makeover