Have you ever noticed how changing just one thing in a room can make it look entirely different?
You add one piece.
Or move a piece of furniture to another corner.
Or add a vase of fresh flowers in a new color.
One little change and everything looks a little fresher.
Here are three room mini-refreshes and some easy tips for summer decorating.
Here’s the front entry.
I took this wide shot so you can see how the front entry relates to its friends–the dining room and the family room.
Everything is the same.
Except I added this pattern with this chair into the space.
It’s a subtle pattern with swirls and twists and flowers and leaves.
And adding this pattern ties everything together.
See how the pattern picks up the color of the flooring.
And the color of the rug.
And the hint of wood in the light fixture?
I love the pop of white against the dark floors.
It makes them look like richer.
And it brings out the patina in this piece I found by the side of the road.
Doesn’t it look like an architectural find?
I added this piece of wooden wall art over the dresser.
I had a sign there that I loved and moved to another room.
I’ve been searching for something that would bring out the pattern in the dresser.
Something that would bring out the blue in my hydrangea.
See the subtle shadings of gold in the piece.
It is absolutely perfect for the space.
In the spirit of something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.
My husband made this white box in wood shop in high school.
It goes perfectly with my blue.
Hydrangea that is.
I changed out the bedding in the guest bedroom.
Look at the ties on these shams and the tiny little button that holds them closed.
I also changed the angle of the bed in the room and it made all the difference.
Changing the angle really allowed the rug to shine.
And the sunlight streaming through the windows silhouettes the bed in the corner.
The bedding is a white matelasse with a faux bois pattern.
It’s designed to look like wood.
Here’s a close-up of the pattern.
Each room has a mini-change.
But that change makes everything work.
Here’s to summer and mini-freshes and creating spaces that we love.