I just made a few changes in my living room to "lighten up" for summer, and I thought I would share pictures of them with you. The picture above is my living room as it was originally---- for fall and winter. I decided to change the rug to a more summer-y green and white stripe, and have new throw pillows made for the sofa. By rearranging the furniture just a little bit, I gained more window space to view the deck, and it seemed to open the room up some. Below is the "summer"version.
And my deck visible from the patio door.......(I just tucked a lantern with a timer-operated battery candle in amongst my pots, so that it goes on every evening at 8:30 p.m and off at 1:30 a.m., and it's great to look out and see the glow of a candle in the evening.......very romantic!)
I hope you enjoyed seeing my summer changes. Changing a rug, some throw pillows, or the accessories on your mantel can give you a real seasonal lift. We have samples of lots of great striped rugs available, as well as a bevy of beautiful new throw pillows for summer. Stop in if you'd like some ideas on how to change your rooms for the summer ahead!