In summer, we like to have a cool mind and a relaxed atmosphere, so now is the perfect time to update the living room and turn it into a summer oasis. While we seek warmth in winter and intimate atmospheres, in summer the room should protect us from high temperatures during the day and open to the outside to enjoy the warm summer nights.
To update the room in summer, we don’t need a high budget. Here are a few living room ideas for summer. A few simple changes can give any room a much cooler and ideal feel for this time of the year.
1. Change carpets
Now is a good time to remove coarse wool carpets and carry them clean. These can be replaced by other finer. Brightly colored patterned carpets or natural fibers are perfect for creating a summery atmosphere in the lounge.
2. Regular natural light
In summer, it is best to take advantage of the early hours of the morning to open windows, blinds and shutters go up, and let the fresh air and natural light in the room. To maintain a comfortable temperature during the day, blinds and shades should be lowered before midmorning. Reduced the hours of natural light in the living room are ideal for rest and nap.
3. Replace Cushions
If neutral tones predominate in the lounge, you can easily introduce splashes of color through cushions. The pastel colors, happy colors, floral, tropical or striped prints are ideal for this season.
Cushion covers wool or hair can be replaced with other cotton, linen or silk, and in summer it is best to save dark cushion covers until next fall.
4. Decorate with flowers and plants
There is no better time of year to introduce in the living room a bit of nature with fresh flowers or houseplants. Flowers can be chosen to match the colors of cushions and other existing in the living room decorative accessories. Palm trees and plants with large leaves are also the perfect complement to summer lounges.
5. Small Accessories
Although the selection of prints and accessories may vary depending on the location and style of each home (field, beach, etc) by introducing a few basic elements of decor can transform a room from one station to another in the blink of an eye .
Jars and bottles of colored glass, baskets and trays fiber, a chair or some other accessory rattan, or pitcher and ready glasses to serve a drink to beat the heat are details that remind us that summer is here and our room was dressed for the occasion.