Summer is here...blasting us with its intense sunshine and heat. Time to come inside! As you spend more time in the cool AC of your home, you might look around and wish for a change. Now’s the perfect time to refresh your home design. Check out these 6 summer style tips. They’ll put you well on your way to a fresh, new look and feel in your home this season.
#1 Draw on Vacation Memories
Summer is vacation season. It’s the perfect time to get away, laugh, relax, and explore. But, don’t just stockpile your memories on Facebook; bring them into your decor! Surround yourself with unique accents from your favorite vaca places. Or, use those destinations to inspire your design. You’ll feel a bit like you’re on vacation every day! Now that’s summer style!
#2 Embrace Summer Style Trends
This year’s summer style trends will add rustic appeal and fluidity into your home design. Rough-cut and unfinished wood sit high on the style charts...right alongside curved furnishings. Together, these trends can work magic on the look of your home. Incorporating a fresh piece or two into your decor might be all you need to satisfy your craving for a change. Accents like the flowing coffee table, the curved lamp base, and the arcing tree in this space can add dimension and a touch of natural beauty for stunning contemporary allure.
#3 Shop at Home
If you want a refreshed look in your home but hate the thought of trekking from store to store in the blistering Arizona heat, then we’ve got great news. With all of today’s online shopping options, you can completely redecorate without ever leaving your couch! That’s shopping summer style! Have you heard of Amazon’s Canopy? Boutique-style curation of the largest online selection of home decor is now at your fingertips! And let’s not forget Houzz. Offering products and substitutes for the pieces in your favorite photos, you can find accents you’ll adore...like this awesome Lego print!
#4 Customize by Copying
And speaking of favorite photos...how many do you have stockpiled on sites like Houzz and Pinterest? Probably more than you even remember! It’s time to stop browsing and saving and start designing! Tap into your stash of favorite photos and find one you love. Determine what elements make it stand out to you. Then copy them! That’s right, imitating someone else’s style is actually a great way to customize the look of your own home. Often, it’s just the inspiration you need. Your end result won’t look exactly the way it did in the photo, so you’ll have a unique scene that suits you.
#5 Live Smarter
Is your home pretty smart? Could it get even smarter? Perhaps the summer style refreshment you’re looking for goes beyond just the look of your decor. Maybe you need to add convenience and ease into your life. Automating tasks and experiencing hands-free control of your home will bring a lifestyle upgrade you absolutely deserve to enjoy. Hunter Douglas recently added shutters to its list of products that can be integrated with your smart home system. At the touch of a button from anywhere in the world, or even with a voice-activated command, your window coverings can adjust to meet your every need.
#6 Outfit Your Windows
Since we mentioned them, let’s talk window coverings. Without the right ones, there’s zero chance you’re going to love your home...especially during this season. When sun and heat come pouring in, your home’s atmosphere becomes unbearable--and so does your energy bill. Each and every space in your home should have window coverings that provide essential solutions and jaw-dropping style.
We think summer style starts at the window. Our team here at Grand Valley Window Coverings can guide you toward the best window coverings for your Arizona home. Enhancing beauty and function in all of your rooms, they’ll help you achieve all that you want. Get in touch with us for your FREE, in-home consultation today!