Happy Summer!!

Summer is officially here so it is time to put a bit of summer into your home décor. Think white, bright, colorful, nature. Here are 12 quick tips to freshen up your space.

1. bedding – summerize your bedroom with white linen $68 – $260 – www.serenaandlily.com;  2. Window treatments – replace heavy drapery with sheers –  $79 – $225 – www.restorationhardware.com; 3. Colorful area rugs – add to an outdoor space or entryway or temporarily replace existing indoor area rug or place area rug over carpet – $93.50- www.jossandmain.com

1.  Serena and Lily bedding  2.sheer window treatment - RH 3. rugs

4. Throw pillow covers – instead of buying different pillows buy covers for your existing throw pillows – a  $110 – $158 – www.jonathanadler.comb. $49.25- www.pillowdecor.comc. $16.00 – www.pier1.com/

4a. Jonathan Adler zig zag 4b.  summer breeze pillow 4c. pillow pier1

5. Colorful dinnerware – mix it up – use colorful dishes with your current dishes – set of 4 from $6 -$30 – www.potterybarn.com6. Trays – practical and decorative from indoors to outdoors – $228 – $428 – www.globalviews.com

  5. dinnerware- potterybarn  6. Glbal View Tray

7. Summer scents – e.g. ocean, melon, citrus – $13 – $27 – www.potterybarn.com 8a/b. Bring in some fresh flowers or decorate your outdoor table with plants
7.scents  8a. flowers 8b. succulent

9. Accessorize with shells or other beach themes –   $16.50 – www.potterybarn.com10. Candle holders  – add some outdoor ambience  with lanterns, hurricane lamps and torches.  You can can add citronella candles  to repel those pesky summer insects – $99  – $129 – www.frontgate.com

9.  shells 10. lanterns

11. Ottomans/Poufs – they are also ideal for outdoors – they are more flexible than your typical outdoor furniture.  Choose one with an outdoor fabric  – $40 – www.target.com;   12. Garden stools – can be used as a seat, side table or plant stand. Think of using them indoors also for the summer – $120 – www.gumps.com

11. pouff 12. garden stool  

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