How To Add Pops of Colors to Your Home This Summer

I always love the change in seasons, because it brings another opportunity for something new and fresh. Whether it's going from winter to spring, spring to summer, summer to fall, or fall to winter it changes our style of living. With spring ending and summer at our door, this is the time to enjoy entertaining outdoors, embracing the warmer weather, taking vacation trips, and dressing in summer fashion to name a few.

Summer is also an opportunity to freshen up your living spaces with pops of color that are vibrant and cheerful (the way we should be feeling in the summertime). Here are some simple ways you can add pops of color to your home this summer.

Switch your Pillows. Accent pillows are the best accessory to any room. It has the power to change the look of a piece of furniture by it's pattern, shape, texture, or color palette. Switch out your earth tone colored pillows for bright, colorful pillows. Tip: Be sure it compliments the color and fabric of your furnishings. For example, if you have a dark blue sofa add a bright orange pillow for the summer.

 These accent pillows add color to the neutral sofa and compliments the vibrant colors in the artwork.

These accent pillows add color to the neutral sofa and compliments the vibrant colors in the artwork.

Change your Area Rug. An area rug has the power to define a space and can unite different furnishings that would not ordinarily work together. Tip: Measure the area that you would like to define and determine the appropriate size rug you will need. It's important to have the right size rug for your space-not too big and not too small. 

 This orange area rug contrasts well with the dark blue sofa and brings out the orange accents in the accent pillows.

This orange area rug contrasts well with the dark blue sofa and brings out the orange accents in the accent pillows.

Add Colorful Accessories. Adding colorful accessories can be as simple as switching out your artwork above your sofa, adding a colored tray to your coffee table or a colorful vase to your fireplace mantle. Tip: If your large pieces like your sofa or chairs have a color palette choose light-toned neutral accessories like whites and cremes to brighten the room.

 This teal textured vase adds a pop of color against the gray vases.

This teal textured vase adds a pop of color against the gray vases.

These are quick and easy changes that can freshen a room's appearance. 

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Here's to a bright & cheerful summer!

 

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