Bring your home to life this summer with some simple redecoratingOne of the ways that you can make the most of the season is by finding ways to bring summer to your home décor.
By: Jessica Ackerman, ArticleCity, Forum News Service
There’s an old joke about Duluth having four seasons — and three of them are winter. So we might as well cherish the little bit of summer that we do get.
One of the ways that you can make the most of the season is by finding ways to bring summer to your home décor.
Here are some inexpensive, easy and fast summer decorating tips to add some freshness to your home. Because summer is all about fun and relaxation, these ideas don’t take a lot of time or effort.
Paint is always a good option if you’re looking for a way to freshen up a room. You can save money and time by just painting the main focal wall. This can be completed in less than an hour.
New fabric with no sewing
Instead of making new tablecloths and pillows, try a no-sew method instead. You can wrap pillows in a piece of material on the diagonal as you would a present, and tie with a decorative ribbon. You can use duct tape to make a quick, temporary hem on your old tablecloths or sheets to make them fit breakfast nooks and end tables. When you want to make a change for the next season, removing them will be a snap! You can then store things you need to keep handy, but out of sight, in cardboard boxes underneath.
Flowers, flowers, flowers! Even if you don’t garden, find a way to fill your home with as many fresh flowers as possible. A quick stop at the florist on the way home will give your home a fresh new look. Add even more flowers when you are having special guests. They are sure to notice that you went to a little extra trouble for them.
Consider rearranging your furniture to make allowances for the extra in-and-out foot traffic you’ll have while the kids are home from school. Doing so will not only give your room an updated look, but will also help your flooring or carpet to last longer by spreading the everyday wear to a different area.
Consider purchasing artwork and accessories that are seasonal. This will not only help freshen your rooms with the passing of each season, but it will also stop you from growing bored with your artwork and knickknacks. Having rotating artwork doesn’t have to cost a fortune. There are many retail and online stores that sell prints and paintings at very reasonable prices. If you want one-of-a-kind artwork, check out a local art gallery. While many items there may be out of your price range, you will likely find many others that are well within your budget.
Summer comes only once a year. Celebrate it in as many ways as you can. Open your windows and let the summer sun shine in on your fabulous summer décor!