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.