Make over your living room with breezy accents and capture the laid-back feeling of the season with just a few simple changes.
1. Create your own artwork
Have a favorite vacation photo? Have it enlarged and printed on canvas (try easycanvasprints.com).
2. Incorporate beachy touches
Assemble an assortment of objects that evoke the sea, such as shells and nautical items.
3. Use white accents
It's the easiest way to brighten a room fast. Give a dark coffee table or end table a new look with a few coats of white paint.
4. Try a slipcover
If you have a sofa or chair upholstered in a heavy woven fabric, change the look with a slipcover in a lightweight—but still durable—material such as twill (check out surefit.net).
5. Lighten up
Swap out wool throws and dark-hued pillow covers for more summery blends and crisp cotton fabrics in sun-washed shades, like a pretty pale blue.