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By Angie Salama
W e all see pictures of gorgeous spaces that exhibit stunning colors, textures, and present a lightness that we wish we could incorporate into our spaces, but where to start? It is absolutely possible for you to liven up your summer homes without completely redecorating your interiors! We have highlighted seasonal trends and tips that will add a spark to your spaces with simple, decorative accessories.
Bring the Outside Inside
One of the oldest tricks in the book for creating harmony in your spaces is looking for color inspiration from nature. Indigo blues and greens can transform the serenity of your summer home, and better connect it to the general aesthetic of the season.
The fastest way to bring your space to life is by adding plants. From a porcelain glass vase with flowers, simple bouquets across your tabletops and counters, to bamboo sticks, twigs, or long branches at the corners of your space, plants add a touch of nature and a dramatic height to your interior.
Also, focus on layering the blues of the sea and sky into your existing interiors by adding a pouf and cushions to your furniture, or frames and candles on your living room tables.
Geometry and Patterns
Lines are life! 2017 was full of geometric patterns and designs on cushions and rugs, which are still very trendy. This year, they have made their way to walls, tiles, and artworks.
Adding geometric patterns to a single wall in your space with wallpaper, or a large artwork, will make it more dynamic, but you can also incorporate patterns using a couple of cushions on your solid colored furniture.
A Bit of Blush with a Touch of Navy
Mix up your subtle colors with a touch of a statement color. Your pastels and blush palettes will bring a softness to your space that is necessary in a summer home, but for this season we want you to spice things up a bit. Incorporate lighter colors with muted red tones like burgundy or navy blue to balance out the softness.
From kitchenware to patterned accessories and more, this color duet will transform your space into the world of “modern chic” in a matter of minutes.
Fringe It Up!
We’ve seen it at the largest international interior design exhibitions and we know it’s making a comeback! You’ll see it on cushions, wall hangings, throws, rugs and accessories. Joining it in this trend are macrame, tufting, tassels and feathers which add an authentic, handmade touch to your rooms.
You can never go wrong with wood tones in your summer home. Wood brings an element from nature to your space, which neutralizes all of your already existing furniture. From frames to coffee tables, they will always add harmony to your space.