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10 Ways to Update for Summer

Hello, summer! A change of season calls for a change of looks, and it doesn’t take much to revamp and refresh your spaces. Get excited for long nights, sunny days and plenty of opportunities to entertain with these ways to update your home for warm weather.

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Create an Accent Wall

An accent or gallery wall is an affordable (and easy!) way to transform a room. With the help of a few of your favorite paintings, photographs, illustrations or found pieces, you can make the space come alive in an afternoon or less. Add some dimension to the look, and show off your personal style, with our Framed Leaf Wall Art or Rustic Metal Letters. Feel like a larger, eye-catching update? Check out our tips for creating your own gallery wall at home!

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Take on the Table

Entertaining season is on the horizon, making this the perfect time to update your table with unbreakable dinnerware made for outdoor fun. Summer is all about going casual, mixing in fun salad plates with bold designs, (like our adorable Lemon Enamel Salad Plates), or decking out your spread with some whimsy, like our fabulous Under The Sea Critter Salad Plates.


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Make a Statement

Want to go big with your summertime home update? Find a statement piece that will stand out season after season, like our classic PB Comfort Sofa. With its cozy extra-deep cushions, this collection is ideal for movie marathons and hosting friends all year long. It’s also our most customizable – choose your arm style, cushion style, fill and fabric to make it yours.


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Update Your Pillows

Hot days call for color! Transition your space with colorful pillows and throws. Add some dimension by playing with scale – from rectangular to square, big to small. Don’t be afraid to play with patterns, too. Choose a harmonious color palette, and you can’t go wrong.

Need more ideas for your perfectly-placed pillows? Check out these six ways to mix and match your pillows now.


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Roll Out a Rug

Instantly change the look of any room in your home with a rug that signals the season. A natural fiber indoor/outdoor rug can take heavy foot traffic in stride and can lighten up the room with its neutral shade, or you can opt for a bold design (like our Lily Recycled Yarn Indoor/Outdoor Rug) that will become the star of the space.

Not sure what rug is right for your space? Get the expert tips!


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Find a New Way to Organize

There’s no better time to clear the clutter and get organized – and relax with peace of mind. Customize a handy Daily System to suit all of your organizational needs, or clear your space with wicker baskets that double as storage and stylish décor.

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Spruce Up Your Bedside Table

Want to dream up a new look for your bedroom? All it takes is a few swaps on your bedside table to breathe new life into the room. Try stacking a few of your favorite books, and add in a coastal-inspired flickering candle in a seaside scent. Top it off with a Resin Replica Conch Shell, and you’ll be summer-ready in no time.

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Style Your Coffee Table for the Season

Revamp your coffee table with natural elements and living accents, like seasonal flowers. We love using our Live Edge Dough Bowl to house decorative accessories, or as a landing pad for remote controls. Create a fresh focal point with gorgeous candleholders in varying sizes – the possibilities are endless!

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Lighten Your Layers

Not too heavy, not too light – just right. With the right fabrics and bedding basics, you can sleep comfortably during the warm months without sacrificing coziness or style. Refresh with hotel-style sheets, like our Grand Organic Sheet Set, and a silky Belgian Flax Linen Quilt, and consider a hue that lightens and brightens the room.

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Hang a New Drape

From the fabric you select to the hardware that pulls it all together, window treatments are an opportunity to transform a space and define the room’s style. Swap out dark shades for a breezy new linen drape, and be sure to reference our quick guide on how to hang them). Now it’s time to kick back, relax and soak up summer.

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About the Author

Ellie Eckert seeks design inspiration from her favorite coffee shops, and she’s learned a thing or two in the process. (Embrace succulents! Never underestimate the power of minimalist design!) A Florida Native, Ellie sipped her way through New York and Los Angeles before landing in San Francisco, where she works as a writer.

 

I recently purchased the Del Mar coastal bedding for our beach home. I am wondering if you might have a good idea for a paint color! I’m leaning between a grayish blue! Didn’t know if your line with Sherwin Williams might have someorhjng that would look nice!

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