Monday, May 28, 2012

Easy Ways To Decorate Your House For The Summer!

When the seasons change it is nice to make changes to our homes too.

We don’t have to go out and buy new furniture, or even do major changes to make our homes look more summery.

There are some quick and easy changes we can all make to our homes without too much effort.

Before we begin to add anything new to our homes we can do a few things to give our rooms a nice surface to work with.

The Removal Process


De-clutter

  • Remove any dark lampshades and change them to white.
  • If you have shades on your chandeliers, remove the shades.
  • Lighten your window coverings with soft cotton sheers or better yet, just an open window with maybe a matchstick blind for privacy.
  • If you have wood floors, try a bare floor look by removing your area rugs.
Now for the fun part……..


 THE ADDITIONS
The Additions
USE FRESH GREENS OR PRODUCE
 

A collection of random bottles, clear, blue and green with clippings from you yard. How simple and inexpensive is that?













ADD A FRESH TABLECLOTH

By using a table cloth with blue, and whites you will add a fresh, crisp look to any room.


A plain white table cloth always will look fresh. If you add some blue colored glasses to the mix you will have a summery look, and feel.



Any color of  stripes will always be a reminder of the Summer months, especially blue and white!

ADD SHELLS OR BEACH THEMED ELEMENTS






 A Word Of Caution
When adding any element with a theme use it sparingly, and strategically. Other wise your home will become too thematic or kitschy.


ADD MORE WHITE






By doing any of the above ideas your home can have a fresh, crisp look for Summer!



I am wish you all a wonderful Memorial Day!

Remember what this day stands for and why we observe it......... 



  
 

10 comments:

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

I love using produce in the summer! So beautiful.
Beautiful post, Kathysue.
Happy Memorial Day.
Teresa
xoxo

Marianne said...

These are all such perfect ways to bring in summer! I have been using my vintage glass bottles for stems from the yard and placing them all over my house. Of course, I love to use fruit in ironstone bowls and simply can't get enough of using white! Hope your'e having a great weekend! xo

Beach House Living said...

Blue and white my favs!

5th and State said...

great and doable tips kathysue!
once again you have me looking around. really loved that image with the sailboat....saving that one
a blessed memorial day to you
xo
debra

Bring Pretty Back said...

Great ideas Kathysue! Hope you are having a great and safe Memorial weekend!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Victoria said...

Wonderful, fresh ideas, Kathysue. Thanks.
Best...Victoria

kim said...

Thanks for the great ideas! I think adding a table cloth is an excellent idea...I never thought of it, must go out and buy one! :>)
I love that you are sharing your decorating knowledge with us(me)! I get myself in a rut all the time and could sure use the help!!!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Love some of these images. There so simple, but beautiful. Great tips!

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Hi Kathysue,
What a simple, easy to follow guide! Great ideas! Pillows always work for me, too.
Keep on stylin'!,
Barbara

SHERRY HART said...

Good advice....just add a little because it can be like jewelry.....too much is well...just too much! Flowers and fruit can go a long way to freshen up before a party and can cost just a little!