Interior Design For Summer




Article by: Lori Kaye Lodes

Chocolate is no longer just a temptation for the taste buds. , Cork Flooring This color , The Thrill of Triple Bunk Beds has taken its cue from the fashion runway and is appearing in great rooms, , Interior Redesign: How To Choose A One Day Decorator living rooms, , An Upholstered Bench To Incorporate Style and Function and bedrooms across America.

Rich colors , Cozy and Comfortable -- A Living Room for Winter! like chocolate brown, eggplant, and burnt red are ultra popular in home , A Look at Antique Fireplace Mantels dÈcor. And, while dark, they're still great for light , Home Decor Color Trends for 2006 and breezy summer, , A Look at Waterbed Sheet Sizes especially when they're teamed with softer colors , Decorating your kids rooms with s like aqua blue, , Create Your Own Bliss With Aromatherapy silver, baby pink, , Kitchen Table Sets - Add a Touch of Style to Your Dream Kitchen camel, white, , An Upholstered Bench To Incorporate Style and Function yellow, and pale green. , Kitchen Table Sets - Add a Touch of Style to Your Dream Kitchen "When introduced in these combinations, the popular colors , Table Top Silk Trees like chocolate can give your favorite living spaces style and warmth without overwhelming a room, , Decorating Ideas for a Baby Nursery " said Cindy Anderson and Gretchen Loch-Reines, co-owners of Kerkhoff Interiors , Kitchen Table Sets - Add a Touch of Style to Your Dream Kitchen of De Pere.

These colors , Selecting Indian Sari Beaded Tapestries or Wall Hangings are appearing with increased frequency not only on walls, , The Benefits of Metal Bunk Beds but also in fabrics, artwork, flooring, , Interior Redesign Decorating Basics- How to Dress a Bookcase and accents. And you don't have to re-do an entire room , Wall Fountains to get in on the summer , Interior Redesign: How To Choose A One Day Decorator dÈcor trends. "You can keep your basic pieces, such as your sofa and table, and just introduce a few new pieces to rejuvenate your room , Create Your Own Bliss With Aromatherapy and give it a fresh, updated look [in time for summer], said Loch-Reines.

Seeing red"¦or terra cotta,"¦or burgundy
It's not uncommon to gravitate toward neutral colors , A Look at Waterbed Sheet Sizes like tans and beiges in your dÈcor. But while these earthtones continue to be mainstays in every room's dÈcor this season, , Down Comforters Are The Role Model For All Other Comforters you can easily jazz up a room , The Advantages of Platform Storage Beds by adding a splash of trendy colors , : The Key to The Feel of Any Room in the form of pillows, throws, colored glass , A Look at Antique Fireplace Mantels vases, candles, rugs, , The Benefits of Metal Bunk Beds artwork, or floral arrangements. "You don't have to change , Horizontal Blinds Enjoy Real Wood, Vinyl, Or Aluminum everything in a room , The Joy of Naming Paint? for a fresh, new look," said Anderson. If your living area is currently a blend of tans or beiges, consider adding some burnt red pillows, a red chair, , Modern Bedding Ideas or some eye-popping red sheer curtains for a pop of color. , Mattresses Getting The Support You Need Or add a metal , The Joy of Naming Paint? plate in a stand, paint , Decorating your kids rooms with colors one wall , The Advantages of Platform Storage Beds in silver, or add an iridescent floor , The Thrill of Triple Bunk Beds vase to incorporate metallics into your color , Interior Redesign Decorating Basics- How to Dress a Bookcase palette.

"Reds are hot, , Bedding - Are You Relaxed At Night? hot, , A Search for the World's Largest Chandelier hot, , From Soiled to Stunning: How to Clean Leather and Fabric Upholstered Sofas " said Loch-Reines. "Rich reds, burgundies, and Bordeaux are among the most popular colors, , Glass Shower Doors Are A Brilliant Alternative making an appearance in furniture, , How to Choose Kitchen Sink Faucets wall , A Look at Waterbed Sheet Sizes coverings, fabrics, and rugs. , The Advantages of Platform Storage Beds It's fun and cheerful when paired with yellow and looks great with all woods , What is an Interior Re-Designer and How Can They Help Me? and the earth-toned core pieces that many people have in their living areas."

Hues of blue , Area Rugs - Accent Your Rooms with Area Rugs aren't far behind in popularity, making an appearance not only on walls, , Jewelry Display Cases but also increasingly underfoot.

What's underfoot - hardwood and the blues
For households , Starting A Lucrative Home Staging Business Part 2-About Competition and Fees seeking a soft feel under their feet, FriezÈ carpet , A Look at Industrial Scales is a popular choice, particularly in bark, caramel, and other browns, as well as green-blue and azure-blue. "These colors , Silk Flower Arrangements are very warm, and yet very classic-looking," said Barbara Hoffman, Home , From Soiled to Stunning: How to Clean Leather and Fabric Upholstered Sofas Interiors of Green , The Benefits of Metal Bunk Beds Bay. The yarns in this carpet , What is an Interior Re-Designer and How Can They Help Me? are tightly twisted to create a curly, textured appearance. A soothing hue, blue , Interior Redesign Decorating Basics- How to Dress a Bookcase is terrific for a bedroom, family room , Mattresses Getting The Support You Need or personal retreat.

But carpeting is increasingly giving away to an array of hardwood floors , The Benefits of Metal Bunk Beds that make a casual and welcoming statement in kitchens, , An Upholstered Bench To Incorporate Style and Function living rooms, , Jewelry Display Cases and more. More and more homes , Modern Bedding Ideas are featuring the rustic, , Laminated Flooring is the Hottest New Product in Floor Covering weathered, and antique looks only hardwood flooring , Charity Furniture Donations can provide. Some wood , Laminated Flooring is the Hottest New Product in Floor Covering manufacturers are even hand beveling and distressing wood plants , A Search for the World's Largest Chandelier to create an aged appearance, said Hoffman.

And the move is on from the traditional oak, cherry, and pine and toward maple, bamboo, , Vintage Decor For The Kitchen and other exotic woods , Laminated Flooring is the Hottest New Product in Floor Covering that add a bit of flair to a room. , How to Choose Kitchen Sink Faucets "People are gravitating toward rustic , Charity Furniture Donations looks that reflect variations found in nature, , Adding A Shower Enclosure Can Transform Your Bathroom! and mixing things up with a variety of woods , Modern Bedding Ideas in a room, , Starting A Lucrative Home Staging Business Part 2-About Competition and Fees " said Hoffman. "Before, people wanted their floors , Using Candles For Home Decorating While Entertaining During The Holidays to match their dining room , Wall Fountains table and their cabinetry perfectly. Now, we're mixing woods , Kitchen Cabinet Finishes And Design for a more personal look."

"Things that were fringe items 20 years ago are now becoming staples - such as the use of Brazilian cherry and bamboo, , Charity Furniture Donations " she added.

Both hardwood and porcelain tile, , Vintage Decor For The Kitchen another popular floor , Interior Redesign: How To Choose A One Day Decorator choice, lend themselves to creating an easy-breezy summer , Wallpaper - Is It "In" or "Out?" look. They are an excellent backdrop for light-colored throw rugs, , Cozy and Comfortable -- A Living Room for Winter! terra cotta planters, topiaries, and other greenery. People are gravitating toward darker tiles, , Wall Fountains such as caramels and brown tones, and teaming them with darker grout. One of Home , A Search for the World's Largest Chandelier Interiors' most popular porcelain tiles , Adding A Shower Enclosure Can Transform Your Bathroom! teams beige, gray, and caramel colors, , From Soiled to Stunning: How to Clean Leather and Fabric Upholstered Sofas allowing for versatility in the punches of color , A Look at Waterbed Sheet Sizes a homeowner wishes to add to the room. , Area Rugs - Accent Your s with Area Rugs

"The nice thing is that there are more choices in flooring , A Look at Waterbed Sheet Sizes than ever," said Hoffman. "And people are expressing their personalities in their homes, , Glass Shower Doors Are A Brilliant Alternative dressing their homes , A Look at Antique Fireplace Mantels as they would dress themselves."

Accent on accents
You can transform a room , Silk Flower Arrangements from its winter , Selecting Indian Sari Beaded Tapestries or Wall Hangings look to a summer , Silk Flower Arrangements one much like you would your wardrobe - remove the reminders of winter , Bedding - Are You Relaxed At Night? and introduce lighter and airier pieces for summer. , The Benefits of Metal Bunk Beds This may include removing heavy draperies in favor of sheers or linen drapes (or none at all), removing heavy accent pieces and other clutter; swapping dark flower , The Advantages of Platform Storage Beds arrangements for ones featuring the brighter colors , Spanish Style Home Decorating of spring; removing heavy throws; introducing lighter-color throw pillows, slipcovers for the sofa and loveseat or a new duvet/coverlet for the bed; adding greenery, and introducing additional sources of light. , Redecorating The Office; Reassembling My Life

"Whenever possible, bring the outdoors , Color: The Key to The Feel of Any Room in - with a small herb garden, , Down Comforters Are The Role Model For All Other Comforters planters, and other greenery," said Loch-Reines.

Metallic accents, such as a metallic vase or plate on a stand, or clear vases or lamps can introduce and/or reflect light , From Soiled to Stunning: How to Clean Leather and Fabric Upholstered Sofas in a room. , Mattresses Getting The Support You Need "Clear pieces, especially ones made of glass , Create Your Own Bliss With Aromatherapy such as a bowl, table lamp base, or vase, makes for an easy room , Interior Redesign: How To Choose A One Day Decorator update for summer, , Vintage Decor For The Kitchen " Loch-Reines added.

And there's nothing that says summer , Modern Bedding Ideas quite like a plant , Throw Covers For Your Furniture Coverings or a flower , Using Candles For Home Decorating While Entertaining During The Holidays arrangement. Becky Seidl, owner/designer at Petals and Stems of Green , Kitchen Table Sets - Add a Touch of Style to Your Dream Kitchen Bay says that tall, slender glass , The Benefits of Hanging Wine Racks vases featuring a few flowers , Silk Arrangements continues to be a very popular accessory for summer. , Cork Flooring Customers are also ordering custom-made silk arrangement and silk wreathes featuring lighter and brighter colors, , The Thrill of Triple Bunk Beds such as apple green, , Home Decor Color Trends for 2006 terra cotta, and pinks , The Joy of Naming Paint? of all shades, to add a bright spot to their dÈcor. "These types of arrangements work with most everyone's dÈcor and give a room , Color: The Key to The Feel of Any a bright, sunny look," said Seidl. Swapping out a piece of artwork over the fireplace, wreath on the front door, , Throw Covers For Your Furniture Coverings or silk flower , Faux Wood Mini Blinds arrangement on the sofa table with one featuring more lively and brighter colors , Create Your Own Bliss With Aromatherapy is a great way to "summerize" a room. , Tips For Bath Design

"Introducing just a few new pieces can transform a semi-chromatic room, , Create Your Own Bliss With Aromatherapy " said Anderson. "Think about what you want to be each room's focal points - such as above the fireplace - and concentrate your efforts there."

Furniture facts Not everyone can afford to purchase an entire new room , Silk Flower Arrangements of furniture , A Search for the World's Largest Chandelier to transform a room's look. That's why many interior , Charity Furniture Donations decorators recommend adding one piece of furniture , Area Rugs - Accent Your Rooms with Area Rugs of interest, such as a red chair , The Joy of Naming Paint? for a pop of color, , Jewelry Display Cases or using slipcovers or accent pieces to make the biggest impact in a room , Cozy and Comfortable -- A Living for Winter! for a nominal investment.

Today's trend in furniture , Adding A Shower Enclosure Can Transform Your Bathroom! is toward urban contemporary, as illustrated by the popularity of faux alligator and leather on lampshades, Bombay chests, and multifunctional coffee tables. Wenz Furniture , Table Top Silk Trees features a coffee table that has leather areas that can be pulled apart from the table to serve as flexible seating - a trend in coffee table design , From Soiled to Stunning: How to Clean Leather and Fabric Upholstered Sofas that's being seen nationwide. "Both this type of coffee table design , The Advantages of Platform Storage Beds and ottomans are growing , Down Comforters Are The Role Model For All Other Comforters in popularity because they're so versatile," said Jean Wenz, Wenz Furniture , Horizontal Blinds Enjoy Real Wood, Vinyl, Or Aluminum of Green , Vintage Decor For The Kitchen Bay.

In many cases, these coffee tables are complemented by micro fiber sofas and chairs, , Create Your Own Bliss With Aromatherapy often in the trendy jewel tones of the moment. "Not only are these beautiful , The Thrill of Triple Bunk Beds pieces, but the fabric is soft to the touch and extremely family friendly," added Wenz.

The latest in customizable entertainment centers are also very family-friendly, accommodating the plasma/flat-screen TVs that are taking up residence in more and more great rooms , Throw Covers For Your Furniture Coverings and family rooms. , Kitchen Cabinet Finishes And Design "Unlike armoires, customizable entertainment centers feature , A Look at Waterbed Sheet Sizes a number of pieces that can be expanded as a home , Starting A Lucrative Staging Business Part 2-About Competition and Fees entertainment system grows , An Upholstered Bench To Incorporate Style and Function or changes, , Silk Flower Arrangements " she added.

Lori Kaye Lodes is a marketing communicator with more than 14 years of experience, primarily in the health, insurance, and banking industries.


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