With the seasons changing, it’s time to put away heavy winter fabrics and holiday-patterned decor pieces. Refreshing your home for spring and summer doesn’t require a big design overhaul or spending lots of money. Swap out these three small elements in your bedrooms or living rooms for lighter pieces and say goodbye to winter.
Pack up the flannels and bring out the cotton again. A cotton cowhide sheet set brings a touch of Western style to the bedroom. Changing heavy flannel or faux fur throw blankets to cotton or knit throws will lighten up living room areas too, but still stay within reach during unexpectedly cooler nights.
Changing out throw pillows is one of the easiest ways to refresh the living room. Consider pillows in designs and colors that complement your living room style. If you have lots of plants and greenery in this room, a linen pine tree pillow will reflect your love of nature and bring a touch of green to sofas or chairs. For a more country or Southwestern style, patterned pillows in various colors will pair well with a neutral colored living room.
A rug can add a perfect final touch to a bedroom or living room, adding texture and warmth to a rustic wood floor. For spring and summer, a rug in lighter colors or patterns can brighten up a room. Similar to choosing throw pillows, think about how a new rug will fit into its space. If you want it to be a focal point in a room that’s primarily a cream, brown or gray palette, consider a multicolored braided oval rug. If you want a rug to tie other decor pieces in the room together, consider a striped or solid colored rug in complementary colors.