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Chic & Simple Updates to Refresh Your Home This Summer

June 18th, 2013 | by The Update
6807 Lupton Drive in Preston Hollow - luxury home for sale in Dallas, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's - bedroom

The light colors in this bedroom at 6807 Lupton Drive give the feel of a tropical escape.

As the temperatures rise, at certain hours of the day if you’re not in the pool odds are you’re enjoying some A/C indoors. These chic and simple updates add a nice summery touch to our home that will give you a refreshing feeling when you’re seeking respite from the summer sun’s rays!

From House Beautiful:

Bring the Garden Indoors

Cut flowers and greenery from the yard for each room in your house. In the master bedroom reading area of a Hamptons house designed by Noel Jeffrey, a side table with a small plant and curtains in lavender raw silk by J. Robert Scott add to the relaxed and comfortable vibe.

Hang a Wind Chime

Install a wind chime inside the house where it can catch a breeze. In Liza Pulitzer Calhoun’s Palm Beach, Florida, dining room, shell chandeliers were custom made for the room. “I like them less for the light and more for the sound they make when the breeze hits them,” she says.

Hang a Mirror

Mirrors add and spread light wherever they’re used. In the master bath of a Hamptons house decorated by Noel Jeffrey, mirrored doors make the room look even larger.

Add the Color Green

Paint your home office leafy green, to create the feeling of a tree house, such as the home office in Liza Pulitzer Calhoun’s Palm Beach, Florida, house.

Make Your Bed With All-White Linens

Dress your bed in all white for the summer. It’s like floating on a cloud. In this dreamy white Hamptons bedroom decorated by Noel Jeffrey, the bed is upholstered in Christopher Hyland fabric and flanked by a pair of night tables that came with the house. Bed linens from Frette.

Click here to see the rest of this article on House Beautiful. 

Click here to see more of our recently posted home staging and decor tips.

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