Easy Summer Updates for Your Home

Winter is over! It's time to freshen up your home décor to bring the playful attitude of sunny summer day indoors. If you haven't won the lottery don't worry, I am not suggesting you take on an expensive home makeover. What I am suggesting is that changing the look and feel of your home with cheap and easy

seasonal updates keeps your space feeling fresh and interesting.

Create an easy breezy summer vibe with a light beach or garden inspired scent. Those heavily spiced scented candles and diffusers that smelled so cozy in the cooler months, smell heavy and oppressive in summer. For an excellent election of seasonal scents shop Yankee Candle or Bath and Body Works.

When sultry summer days fade into chilly summer evenings, it feels good to have a soft cotton blanket to cocoon in. Replace blankets and throws in dark colors and heavy fabrics with soft cotton blankets in lighter colors. If you furnishings are dark the light colored throw will visually lighten up the space.

Nothing turns a so-so sofa into a style statement faster than some pillows with personality. Pillows in a seasonal pattern like beach theme, tropical garden or bright fiesta worthy colors in playful patterns invite home dwellers to relax and sit a while.

A clear glass container, like a simple bowl or vase, can instantly adapt to the change of seasons with a change of contents. Fill a clear glass container with seasonal flowers or long lasting accents such as sea shells and beach glass in the summer. When summer gives way to fall, switch the contents to pinecones or potpourri in naturally dark colors.

Welcome summer with an inviting welcome mat. Look for welcome mats in natural materials like just or sisal, that look like they belong at a beach house or summer cottage. Keep that inviting feeling going with in your entryway with a small rug in seasonal colors and themes for a fresh look in minutes.