Summertime in Long Island is one of the "hot" places to be and be seen. People travel to their summer beach houses ready to entertain and relax in the comfy relaxed feel that one seeks from the warm breeze coming from the ocean. Whether living the summer life in Long Island, a big city or your home town invite the season inside by celebrating with a bit of redecorating prepared to celebrate living the taste that summer brings.
Follow the list for ideas to transform the abode into a delightful summer oasis.
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Darker accessories can be replaced with new summer themed garnishes
The heavy knitted, woolen pillows and throws have no place in the summer decor. Bring in the fun of summer into a room with themed accessories that reflect the joyous seasonal fun. Have a blast with nautical flare. Do the room up in red, white and blue to celebrate the patriotic themes from Memorial Day to July Fourth and Labor Day. Think tropical by tossing in some bright exciting colors in greens, oranges, yellows, reds and purples to reflect a beautiful summer sunset. Swap out winter themed artwork for new summer touches to hang on the walls
Swap the heavy window drapes for summer appropriate window decor
Send the drapery to the cleaners and then pack it away ready to re-hang for the colder weather. The windows as the eyes to the summery outdoors should act as a frame to view the beautiful summer views. Enjoy a bit of a tropical taste by hanging wooden blinds that instantly wake up a room when the slats are opened or the blind is raised. Soften the look by hanging sheer panels over the blinds. Pull the sheers to the side and open the blinds to welcome the summer breeze and scents into the room through the open window to celebrate a lovely day.
Time to store away heavy bedding in exchange for lightweight decor
Even with an air conditioner cooling the room heavy down comforters in dark colors have no place in the summer decor scheme. Change out duvet covers and dress the bed in lightweight summer quilts ready to cover one to promote a comfy snooze. Keep the colors soft and "quiet" in lovely tones of whites and blues as if reflecting the pretty summer sky. Add a touch of light yellow to the mix to bring the taste of summer sunshine into the room.
A bathroom can easily be summerized with new beach themed accessories
With water running, the bathroom is the perfect space in the abode to bring in a bit of the summer by celebrating with a beach themed decor. The shower curtain can easily act as a mural displaying a beach scene of sand, palm trees and blue sky or have fun with a fabric curtain showcasing tropical fish swimming. Easily dress up the room in new towels to blend with the chosen decor theme. Use a large shell as a soap dish and accessorize by candles surrounded by shells.
Any decor can easily be refreshed simply by adding the scents of summer
Summer brings to mind the scent of coconuts and tropical fruits like mangos and pineapples. Candles, flameless candles, oils and soaps easily can be a beautiful added touch to any room. Open or light the scents up, close your eyes and feel as if your body has been transformed to a relaxing lounge on the beach.