Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Little Summer Decorating

The hot weather has driven me indoors so I think I'll give the living room a cool update. Teal and green always remind me of summer, partly because they are cool colors and also because teal is the color of a tropical ocean!! Ah! Yes! (But would you believe that it never gets this hot in Aruba?) So in lieu of sitting on that white beach I'll do a couple of other favorite things-decorating and snapping photos .

My favorite method for a quick and inexpensive update in a room is to change the accent color. I like to keep my basics fairly neutral ( the walls appear brighter in these pictures than they actually are) so that I can change the feel with a few accessories in a new color to match the season. The trick is to get the chosen accent color several places throughout the room or area being decorated.

I have plenty of accessories waiting in the wings ( i.e. stuffed in random closets and cupboards) to rotate several times a year!

I love teal and sometimes think I could leave it out all year, but come September I'm usually in the mood for something warmer like orange. :)


Molly said...

What a neat mirror! I really like the pop of blue against the yellow walls. You have a lovely home!

I'm hiding from the heat too - Whew is it hot this week!

nanajoy said...

Hi Cheri...I haven't been on here for awhile, but fun to see your pics tonight! I can't seem to get enough of teal and green together! Love it!

Heidi said...

So glad I got a peek in person before seeing the photos. :) It looks terrific!! Love the pop of color.

Shannon said...

Mom, Love the new look! Looks like you borrowed a few things from the overcrowded shops! Good, we need to get them cleared out!