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    Easy Summer Style for Your Home

    Easy Summer Style for Your Home

    There’s no better time to freshen up your home than during the summer. The days are longer, the sun is brighter and the mood is light and easy – all of which can be reflected in the style of your home! Try switching out your throw pillows for bright coral or orange tones, introducing more greenery, or sprucing up your outdoor space with fun dinnerware.

    Bring the Outdoors In
    Summer is a great time to introduce more plants into your home. Buying fresh blooms is the perfect way to add colour to your space, plus you can switch it up more often depending on what’s in season. Adding faux plants is another great way to go if you want to add some greenery to a room that doesn’t get a lot of natural light, or if you don’t have a green thumb to keep real plants alive!

    Lighten Up!
    Switch up your accessories in the summer with brighter colours and lighter fabrics. Easily switch out accessories like toss cushion and throw blankets seasonally so your home can feel light and bright in the summer and rich and cozy in the winter. Fabrics like cotton and linen are perfect here as they are light and breezy.

    Entertain Outdoors
    Summer is the perfect time to take your guests outside and enjoy a meal al fresco. We love the look of wood dinner plates in the summer months paired with bright yellow florals. If a pop of colour is more your style, try pairing linen yellow napkins and placemats with cool grey stoneware plates. To add a polished touch to your outdoor space, make sure to add an outdoor rug to tie the space together and provide comfort underfoot for guests.


    Lounge About
    Make the most of whatever outdoor space you have by investing in quality outdoor furniture that will last. Spend time outside doing the things you love most be it lingering over a bbq dinner at your sleek outdoor dining table or lounging on a plush sectional reading your favourite book with a glass of wine.

    Play With Fire
    Whether you’ve got the room for a fireplace or just a few candles, fire brings a sense of nostalgia and warmth to your space while creating ambiance. We love a gas fireplace with a wood or stone surround to make a statement. On a smaller scale, candles set in a woven or glass lantern are a great way to add a touch of fire to your outdoor area – plus you can move them around and play with different sizes and combinations depending on the mood you want to create.


    Photo Credits:

    Shellard Photography

    Beautify Your Bedroom

    Beautify Your Bedroom

    A lot of times we are looking to escape to a space of our own, and find that space in our bedrooms.  Whether you have a large home or a small apartment, your bedroom can be that retreat for self-care, relaxation and wellness that we all need and crave sometimes.  So, why not make it special.  Below are ways to update your bedroom, and make it beautiful and relaxing.  Remember to make your room special, and while your at it…MAKE YOUR BED!

    Focus on your Bed

    Often clients forget that their bed is a feature in their bedroom, and that they should have something more than metal rails to hold their mattress.  I love to do fabric headboards to soften the room, and make your bed inviting, and a space where you could sit and journal, read or just relax.


    Comfortable Bedding

    Keep your bedding comfortable and easy to wash.  We often by our sheet sets at Homesense just because you can get a cotton 700 thread count at such a great price.  We like to keep things simple and use white sheets.  Grey duvets are a nice connection with the white sheet, and we usually like to use cotton.  Duvets give clients a nice option for how warm they would like their bed to be.  We use hypo-allergenic fills and mid weight duvet.


    Accent Pillows

    By adding some comfortable pillows (Euro Pillows) in front of your headboard they can add a sense of softness and comfort.  Also, adding personalized toss pillows in front of your everyday pillows can make your bed more inviting and inspiring.  You don’t have to have a tonne of pillows on your bed, but I find that two sleeping pillows and then two shams and two accent make it easy to remove and remake! 


    Throw Blankets

    It is always nice to cozy up on a made bed and cover up with a nice throw blanket or quilt.  Your throw blanket can reinforce the toss cushion accent color or just add texture and softness to the bed.  We always use them to make the bed warm, and I use one to add to my side of the bed on cold nights.  You can toss the throw blanket at the bottom of the bed, or fold the quilt at the bottom to create a thinner nod of texture at the bottom.


    Artwork Can Finish the Look

    By adding artwork above your bed, it creates a finished look without spending a fortune on wallpaper.  Adding an accent paint on the bed wall can also make that artwork pop, and can be a cost effective way to add impact!  We love a simple mirror, a shelf with artwork leaned onto it, or just a beautiful black and white collague.  Remember this can add to your own personal style and art can create a mood or a feeling just by being there.  Have fun with the art, and make it unique!


    Photo Credits:

    Shellard Photography