styling your rooms for a {new} season: quick changes that won’t break the bank!

by Tina on June 21, 2013

in Decor, our home


I love giving my rooms a fresh little pick-me-up or seasonal update.  With a few simple steps, you can take your rooms from winter warmth to summer bright!   I always start by simply switching out the heavy blankets with lighter weight throws and pulling up the rug for summer…


A quick reorientation of a room can also give you a whole new look.  I  wanted to bring more light into the living room so moving the couch to the adjacent wall pulled some of the weight away from the windows and allowed more light to fill the room.


I gathered up pillows from either around the house or from my linen stash, though some are even the same!  Bringing in fresh flowers is another quick way to bring a new season to any room.  I like tulips in the April and roses in June.


If your new blooms are not enough, adding a new scented candle in a summery fragrance, like this Rose and Neroli candle from Neom  can really round out your seasonal style.

What I love about a quick makeover, especially a seasonal change, is that you really see your room and everything in it again.  We get so accustomed to our rooms when they stay exactly the same!  I also prefer to give little color changes to my rooms rather than decorate with loud, themed seasonal decor.  I make one very big exception for Christmas, though!  (It finds it’s way into every room of the house!)

 What about you?  Are you ready to style your rooms for summer?

And speaking of summer… we are down to one more week of school before summer vacation!  Yay!

Here are a few things to get your weekend started, whether it’s your last before summer vacation or if you are well into your way of soaking up the lazy days of sun and heat…

This weekend marks the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year?  I love this party idea from Real Simple!

I LOVED this map for kids to track their travels!

Malene Birger’s home in Mallorca is a virtual vacation… though I am ready to pack my bags and visit!

This Kinfolk Inspired Celebration in Copenhagen is so beautiful!

I will be downloading this new Toca Boca app for our upcoming vacation for my preschooler!

This article about the Top 21 under-the-radar destinations is fascinating!  Meknes, Morocco (our old hometown) is even listed!


Happy Weekend!

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Danish Exchange June 21, 2013 at 12:35 pm

Parallel Living, I have just changed all the cushions on my sofa. Bright and light and vibrant, and I’m painting a cupboard soon in a light color. So funny. Have a great weekend. 🙂


Lucia Albertine June 21, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Hi, very sweet home, nice styling and nice images :), I need to change whole my apartment 🙂


Tina June 21, 2013 at 2:18 pm

@Danish Exchange I can’t wait to see!


Tina June 21, 2013 at 2:32 pm

@Lucia Haha! Yes, well I guess it’s best to start with one room and go from there! 🙂


kelleyn June 21, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Love the changes! Have a great weekend!


anyajensen June 21, 2013 at 4:01 pm

Looks so lovely and summery – I can almost smell the delightful Neom candle from here 😉
Happy weekend love,
PS: I thought you’d gotten a cat when I looked at the 2nd picture – ha ha – then it was just a cute cushion. xx


Martine June 24, 2013 at 11:53 am

Love your pics on insta and now I will follow your blog ofcourse. See you will come to Amsterdam. Meettheblogger.
Insta martinevia


martine June 24, 2013 at 5:10 pm

Sorry for the mistake, I meant; I see you’re going to themeettheblogger in Amsterdam.
I really would love to go, but two day’s is just not possible for me.
Have fun, and thanks for your sweet comment on my blog.


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