Monday, April 29, 2019

After Easter - Spring Into Summer

Easter is over and it's not quite summer yet, so after all those Bunnies and Eggs are put away, then what?  Officially summer is still a month away, so I am not ready to rush things, but I do need to refresh my home a bit.  I don't think you have to re-invent the wheel each time you make a change in your decor.  Sometimes it is fun to totally start from scratch and switch everything up, but most of the time just a few simple tweaks and you have a whole new look.



Pillows and throws can change any space in a flash.  Adding some new, swapping out a few others and your room suddenly looks fresh and new.  By adding yellow and white with the blue pillow that I was already using and adding some yellow branches to a floral arrangement, this room looks totally different. 


Adding yellow to the room gave it a huge color boost.  If my room has been rather neutral before, then adding some color gives the room a whole new life.


Texture totally changes a room too.  The hat on the chair draws your eye to the basket that the plant is in.  Use your baskets and even your summer hat to add a bit of texture to a room.  Shop the house for anything you might have.  


The coffee table is a great place to add some texture and character too.  You could replace the white bowl that I am using with a beautiful basket tray filled with a candle, books, a pretty box - all kinds of interesting items.  For summer I like to lighten things up a bit so I left the bowl empty. ( For Easter it will filled with marble eggs.) 

This pretty bowl and plant add tons of texture to this table.

It really is easy to go from this - 


To this without reinventing the wheel.




I love both looks but it is nice to switch a few things around for a change.   How about you, do you like to switch it up a bit?

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6 comments:

  1. Always love your style Marty. I love the light you get in your house too. So pretty.
    Happy Sunday.
    Kris

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  2. Just love how you change things and make them fresh and new. Do you make your pillows?

    Nonie

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  3. Love the yellow! Very fresh and a nice boost of color!

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  4. What a beautiful room. So welcoming and fresh. I leave bunnies, nests and birds up all through the year. Bunnies and birds live in nature all year so why not my cottage I figure. LOL.

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  5. Marty thanks for posting you beautiful style of decorating. I need some inspiration desperately, I think I have lost my decorating "touch".

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  6. I love your tasteful decorating, not too much, just enough. I am also leaning toward gold, it really brightens a home

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