5 Simple Summer Bedroom Refreshes

Oh, summer… how I love you. With sunshine-filled days and warm evenings out under the stars, I always enjoy making subtle changes to decor to let all that summer light in. Today, I am talking bedroom styling for summer with my 5 favorite ways to refresh your bedroom for summer.

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1. Crisp and clean neutrals
Start with a neutral base for a fresh and simple feeling. I love crisp white linens and cottons on the bed — but they don’t have to be boring. For instance, look for a duvet cover with details like pin tucking, ruching, embroidery, etc. Keep it tone-on-tone for a clean backdrop for your other colors.  I found this beautiful one at HomeGoods and felt it was the perfect staple for the space.

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2. Color
I have a very vintage, French style, and so for me, summer color is more muted than bold. I bring in pastels and softer shades of colors to mix with crisp whites and natural linens.

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3. Patterns
I walked into HomeGoods the other day and did a happy dance on the way out with a cart piled high full of pillows in various sizes, colors and patterns. Florals, ticking stripes and checks are perfect for sprucing up for summer, and they come in a variety of colors.

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One of my favorite ways to bring color in without changing everything is to use pillows. A few new pillows on the bed or bench in the bedroom brings freshness without feeling too overwhelming.

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4. Textures
I am a huge texture girl. From grasscloth to baskets to needlepoints, think of textures as layers. The knit throw over the quilt (both from HomeGoods) is a perfect example — add in the needlepoint pillow and you have layers of interest.

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5. Fresh flowers
Of course, every room and every refresh deserves that finishing touch of fresh flowers. I picked up this charming little pitcher at HomeGoods and used it as a vase on the nightstand. Fresh flowers make every room feel more finished, and make you happy when you see them.

Photo by French Country Cottage

Photo by French Country Cottage

As you bask in the summer months, bring the outdoors in with some refreshing touches to the bedroom!

Courtney is a paid blogger and writes the lifestyle blog French Country Cottage, where she shares decor, entertaining and style inspiration along with the ongoing renovations of her 1940’s cottage.

 

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