Want to try some easy summer decorating projects you can comfortably tackle in a weekend or less? Here are some of my favourites that I’ve come across recently:
– Summer Shimmer:
Give an occasional chair a modern makeover with metallic silver spray paint and combine it with sherbert colours in yellow or green.
Remove the seat and spray the chair with several coats of metallic paint. Recover the chair with lattice or other nature-inspired prints.
– Tribal Motifs:
Go tribal by incorporating a few natural accessories in wood, bone or ebony; set off by strong graphic prints. Add small doses in neutral browns, whites and blacks which can blend effortlessly in any room.
– Vacation Finds:
Why not add that great vase or Mexican statue that you picked up while on vacation this summer? These bold pieces will instantly add some pizazz and is a great story as well.
– Book Backdrop:
Add a bright, bold or unexpected colour to a neutral room by painting the back of a bookcase in a hot hue. This is a fresh yellow-green hue, but how about coral or aqua as well?
– Stylish Storage for Kids’ Toys
With summer here, toys are everywhere! Reclaim the space by putting toys into inexpensive, galvanized buckets labelled with different categories. Use chalkboard labels so it can be changed up. Then place them in cheap and cheerful, open bookcases!
– Table top Coverlet:
Take a solid colour table runner. Stamp it with a pattern that evokes long grasses or some other nature-inspired print. Drape it over contrasting bedding and you’ve got an instant new look for your bedding.
– Nautical-Inspired Lamp:
Breathe new life into a tired lamp by wrapping natural hemp around a lamp base and shade trim. This couldn’t be any easier or inexpensive and absolutely screams “summer”!
I made my own birch log lamp last summer (see pic below), so in comparison this will be a piece of cake 🙂