Bring Out Summer in Your Home

Often, we dream of the warm and calm weather that summer can bring to us, even if we’re out in an area where winter winds blow through town and temperatures drop to a low level.  However, did you know that your home can look like a getaway in Florida just with the use of some great interior decorating?  From color schemes to faux stone panels, often, many people don’t realize that the home you live in can be tweaked to match the decorating needs, and you can help maintain a warm atmosphere in the home, even when the temperatures outside are far from home.

Now, some people might do this by choosing a summer home that is bright and breezy, with all of the odds and ends people want such as various courts to play sports, and even areas to engage in water sports.  But, you might not have the ability to do that sort of thing.

Often, having a summer type of home requires a home to be both causal in a sense, but also elegant as well.  You should learn to equate your happiness with color.  Choose a color palette that is varied, but is warm at the base of it.  You can start by choosing a white base, whether it be warm white or a cool white, and then change the various whites in the different rooms.  Indigo and black in some houses creates a crisp color, but it also helps keep the place from being muddy.


When you’re decorating your home, you might want to put in various summer themes to help accent it.  Installing ledges with faux Stone panels around the fireplace area, or even the entertainment center, helps create a natural and elegant view.  Faux stone panels can be directly installed and you can put different objects on top of them.  Often, decorating it with some art can help bring out not only the faux stone panels, but also the decorative items on top of it though.

Then there are the actual decorative furnishings.  Many times, people choose porcelain of various styles for this, such as Chinese porcelain around the area.  You can decorate end tables with this.  If you want to, various vases can also be added to by putting some flowers in them, for it will give the home a brighter feel to it.

When you are decorating the home with accessories and faux stone panels however, do so sparingly.  If you have a bunch of accessories that are scattered in an extravagant manner, not all bunched up in one area, it creates a much more dramatic impact, and you can showcase collections as well.


For pictures to put up, choose something that fits both your interests, and the motif of the home.  You’re trying to do a summer motif, and one of the best options to go for is the ocean.  Pictures of animals, even birds that walk around the beach, can help bring in a warm, healthy vibe to the space and really make an impact.  Ideally, choose paintings that won’t jarringly contrast with the wall tone, nor art that will blend in with the walls.  For example, don’t choose white paintings on a white background.  It looks tacky and the picture will melt in and wont’ be discernible.

With your home, you can choose the furnishings that work for this.  Sure, you can do a beach array for furniture, but sometimes it doesn’t necessarily fit in a home in an adequate manner.  What does though?  Well, think about British colonial style, such as the kind you see in the Bahamas in the 19th century.  Antique colonial British furniture, such as dark wood drawers, can really add to the room.  Walnut is a great wood to use for this, because it has a color that works well for this.


With these pieces of furniture, you can then take it to the next level by throwing some color in there, which will help spice things up.  Often, various peaches, corals, some papaya, and other bright colors can create a great impact in every room.  You can for example use a table skirt that is about an apricot, and then make the sofa pillows slightly darker, but not brown, which in turn will help with making the coffee table stand out.  You can even go into the bedroom and use warm orange colors to help create a cozy atmosphere.  You should ideally try to spice these things up, but do keep your base colors at the foundation for this, and then build on there.

Working with this, you can also add antiques abound if they fit the atmosphere.  If you have an antique walnut table that fits the scheme of the home, you can put it in.  Try to make the rooms flow and make it so that the space is open for many.  Often, sometimes having a curtain instead of the traditional door can make a room feel much bigger, and it can improve the slow of things.


Finally, if you are working to redecorate a home for a summer tone, but you worry about those that come into here, there are solutions for this.  Just because you have a family space, doesn’t mean you can’t decorate the place with nice textiles and such.  What you do beforehand is spray everything with a spray that will resist stains, and then make sure you get sofa cushions that have zip covers on there.  Once everyone leaves, you can take these to clean.

Redecorating your home with a warmer tone can make it look a lot better.  Often, the dreary feeling of winter takes a toll on a lot of us and it can even impact us emotionally as well.  But have no fear, for you can use the information here to create your own summer paradise within the comfort of your own home in order to not only create a brighter atmosphere, but a more positive one as well.

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