Happy summer, everyone. It happened yesterday, but since it was storming here with tornado watches, you may have missed it! The weather has been varied, but we know the heat and humidity is coming. It’s time to look around our homes and take stock of our Home Decor and bring summer inside.
Put away heavy-looking throws and pillows, and replace them with linen or cotton ones in summery colors of turquoise, yellows, oranges, pinks and lavenders. Remember when folks long ago (maybe not so long ago for some of us) had as part of their home furnishings, heavy drapes of velvet and damask in the winter to stop the cold drafts from sneaking in around the windows? They would change the drapes out in the summer for lighter fabrics and throw open their windows. Nowadays we’re lucky we have air conditioning, but if you have, say, antique satin lined drapes, you can still bring summery home accents into your rooms by changing-up your drapes to light and airy lace, silks, and voiles.
Treat yourself to a little shopping trip for some unique decorations that the stores are showing for this season. Why not get some new designer gifts to spread around your living area, like aromatic candles in fruity or flowery blends? While air conditioning is great for comfort, I miss the smell of garden flowers wafting into my home on a gentle summer breeze. Pick up a few extra candles while you’re at it to have on hand as hostess or housewarming gifts for all those summer parties you’ve been invited to.
And of course, don’t forget to bring flowers into your home cut fresh from your garden. I love roses and I’m always having to replace a few bushes every year – maddening – but I can’t stop myself from replanting every year. They can be stingy with how many blooms they give you, but as home accents in my home décor, they are hard to beat.
And finally, buy something personally for yourself for having such a great sense of style in bringing summer into your home! Why not choose some new bath and body products in summery essences, or a perfume or best cologne in a light, clean fragrance?
We hope you’ll find our product offerings add to the serenity of your home and enhance the enjoyment of your surroundings.