It’s warm in the summer but not exactly roasting here in San Francisco. The fog cools things off in the morning and evening. But, it is nice to make minor changes for the season! Here are some quick tips to freshen your living room for the summer.
1. Consider your floors. In our case, I layered a lighter rug over the existing seagrass rug. I may be a weakling at the gym, but I have SUPER HUMAN strength when it comes to single-handedly moving furniture to position a rug. The diamond pattern is subtle but feels fresh.
2. Pull out your light accessories…like I did here with the flea market marble foo dogs on the mantel and the white CB2 vase (on sale) with white flowers.
3. Switch your darker throw pillows for few lighter ones. These reasonably priced pillows from CB2 (free shipping) are on the leather club chairs. I will mix the darker ones back in the Fall. They are stored in the linen closet for now.Loving our new Blurb photo book from our Provence vacation that friends, Tori and Eric made.
4. Minimize clutter by editing your tabletop surfaces (I put extras in my “accessories cabinet”). Things feel lighter and cooler. The tray is from West Elm (on sale now).Shop our living room:
Here’s the view from that window above. I love it when cruise ships are docked there.I simplified the bookshelves a bit, too. Have you done anything to freshen your living room for the summer? If you live in a hot climate like Florida or the desert, these things may work for you all year round.You may also like: Fresh Classic Living Room and Dining Room Before and After and Three Exceptional Markets in Provence
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