Part of summer is the variety and intensity of color. Think about your reaction to color. Do you like vibrant, strong, primary colors, or do neutrals and pastels better suit your taste? Do you want a calm, relaxing room? Do you want your interior space to reflect your moods?
For 2021, designers are emphasizing natural shades of florals, citrus, greens and wood tones. Choose summer colors from the Pantone spring/summer palette of vibrant yellows, cool greens, floral pinks and blushes of red. Use the scents, colors and textures of summer for accessories that complement your décor, such as cushions, throw pillows, scatter rugs, mirrors and wall art. Add summer flowers and houseplants to bring in the outdoors.
Whether your living room is your family's gathering place or a formal room reserved for guests, you can invite summer in with simple changes. Make windows the focal point. Rearrange the furniture to face the source of natural light. Mix solid-colored cushion covers with lively floral prints, small checks or bold stripes. Use these as pops of color on sofas, chairs and as floor cushions. Blend one of the Pantone core classics, such as buttercream, willow or grey, with color combinations that set a mood. Hanging new window treatments in a complementary summer color pulls it all together.
Temper heat and light with layered curtains and blinds. White sheers gently filter light during cooler early morning and evening hours. During the heat of the day, use drapes, blinds or shades to block light and heat. For a casual look, try bamboo blinds or honeycomb shades. For a formal look, full-length, room-darkening curtains in summer colors work with almost every decorative style.
Choose your color palette to suit the summery atmosphere you want to create. Deep reds, navy blue and forest green look dramatic. Cool mint and pastels are cheery and let in light. Neutrals blend with any color, making it easy to change accessories throughout the year. Play on textures to create drama and complexity. Tufted pillow covers give a boho look, corduroy gives a classic look, and stripes evoke a nautical or beach house theme.
Use curtains to modulate light, create a mood and set a decorative tone. If you like to wake up to sunlight streaming through the windows, go for semi-sheers. If you want a glow of light to start your day, choose a room-darkening curtain in a summer color that lets in light. If you prefer complete darkness, blackout curtains block 99% of light.
Augment natural light with light fixtures that match the décor. Pendants, wall sconces and ceiling lights are popular choices. Use bulbs that emit soft, white light to ensure accuracy of colors. Because mirrors reflect light, they intensify both natural and artificial light as well as create a sense of space in a small bathroom. Although they are traditionally hung over the sink, they can also be installed on walls and doors for both décor and grooming. With th ese simple changes, your morning ritual may become one of your favorite times of day.
As you can see, simple changes using summer room-decorating ideas can transform a ho-hum space into a vibrant area with good vibes. Deconovo's window curtains, valances, pillow covers and linens come in a wide variety of colors, sizes, textures and patterns. Select matching curtains and cushion covers to accessorize a bedroom or living room. A classic linen tablecloth sets the stage for summer meals both indoors and out.
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