From Atlanta, Georgia, Rhoda Vickers loves decorating and DIY projects. Decorating a home doesn’t have to cost a fortune, and Rhoda has spent years thrifting at antiques markets and yards ales, finding those treasures that make a home unique. She wishes to inspire and encourage other women to find their own inner creativity when it comes to making a house a home, sweet home.
Summer is the perfect time to let bright colors shine. With green grass, blue skies, and a rainbow of flowers blooming outside, why not wake up your decor with the happy hues that we associate with summer? Lemon yellow, bright shades of blue, coral, fuchsia, lime, aqua, and many more.
A quick way to perk up a space is to paint a piece of furniture. Have an older piece of furniture that has seen better days? Paint it a bold color and your room will come alive. I love dark woods, but mixing a painted piece in a room is such a fun way to give it an entirely new vibe. Try this outdoors, too. Paint an old bench or chair in a sparkling shade. Throughout the summer it will fade and weather to perfection.
An all-white room can be sterile and uninteresting, but watch what happens when you add some fun colors to the space! This room would not be the same without the multi-colored striped pillows, boldly-colored artwork, and cobalt blue chair. The pops of color draw your eyes into the space. The same goes for mostly-neutral outdoor spaces. All brown or tan outdoor furniture can be dreary, which is not what you want when you're doing lots of outdoor entertaining...
Take a neutral porch from blah to beautiful with pops of color in the accessories and accent furniture. This porch's neutral furniture, white walls, and dark floor are the perfect backdrop for vibrant blues and greens. The zesty striped rug, colorful pillows, and distressed green coffee table totally wake up the space.
Summer just begs for brighter colors in fabrics and accessories, especially in the outdoors. A variety of pillows, aqua drinkware and vases, and a hot pink candelabra shake things up on a totally neutral porch (left). While on a more rustic porch (right), stripes and colors go together like peanut butter and jelly. Who wouldn't want to lounge in either of these comfy outdoor seating areas?
To really enjoy your summer indoors and out, splash a little color on any space. Paint an outdoor bench or dresser, stencil some fun designs on planters or vases, and plant flowers in vibrant shades of the season and watch your home come alive. Summer makes me happy and color is a big part of that.
What are you doing with your home to wake it up and make it shine with color this season?