6 Tips for a Sizzlin’ Summer Style Refresh

Have you been thinking, “I need a change,” as you look around your home? With the beauty of summer on full display outside, it can make us all itch for something different inside too. Now’s the perfect time for a summer style refresh! Whether it’s adding a few small accents, working toward a whole room makeover, or upgrading elements of your lifestyle, we’ve got 6 tips that’ll have you well on your way to a new look and feel in your home this season!


#1 Bring In the Best of the Season

boho style living room for fresh summer style

Lush greenery, gorgeous colors, and time to relax are staples of summertime. The perfect way to begin a summer style refresh is to bring those elements into the design of your space. We love how the fiddle leaf fig tree in this living room adds the beauty of nature and how blues and purples are reminiscent of everything from vivid ocean water to dark starry nights. Plus, there’s no doubt that this space is made for relaxing. Plush furniture, pillows, and throws are always within reach. And the swing is an ideal spot for curling up with a good read.


#2 Live With Memories

white coastal style bedroom

Ahh…vacation. It’s what you look forward to all year. Do you like to venture off to someplace warm in the winter or journey to your favorite destination once summertime arrives? Wherever and whenever you vacation, the best part is always the memories. Surrounding yourself with vacation memories is an amazing way to shape a summer style refresh. You can look for unique pieces in local shops while you’re away or use your most-loved vacation spot to inspire your design.


#3 Join the Trend

narrow living room with wood beams, blue furniture and decorative area rug

Wondering what summer style trends are hot this year? Unfinished and rough-cut wood pieces are all the rage. And so are curvy furnishings. They bring an element of flow and dimension that’ll add depth and character to your design. This space is a striking example. It actually combines the two hottest trends in many of its pieces. The rough-cut wood of the coffee table naturally curves for a truly unique look. And, the wooden floor lamp bends for stunning contemporary appeal.


#4 Make Your Home Smarter

motorized shutters Kansas City

After months of frigid cold and chill, you don’t want to miss a minute of summertime. And with the latest in home automation, you don’t have to! Voice control will up your smart home game–allowing you to go completely hands-free. Did you know that you can now control your window coverings with just a few words? Voice-controlled plantation shutters are a recent innovation from Hunter Douglas and an amazing way to add effortless rhythm to your home. As you’re packing up to grab ice cream or a concert in the park, just tell your shutters what to do, and they’ll adjust. Talk about convenience!


#5 Control the Light

summer style with woven roman shades on window next to a shelf with succulent and stack of books
Alustra® Woven Textures

Nothing says summer style like sunshine. But too much light in your home, or not enough, can really do a number on your atmosphere. The right window coverings are essential for enjoying your home this summer–and all year round. What do we mean when we say the “right” window coverings? We mean ones that provide exactly what you need in terms of solutions and style in each individual room throughout your home.


#6 Get Inspired

home decor refresh with summer style for shelf decor

Chances are you’ve spent quite a bit of time browsing sites like Houzz and Pinterest. You probably have a whole slew of saved photos. It’s time to actually use them! Look at your favorites and get inspired. What elements do you love? What colors speak to you? Choose an aspect of your room design, like shelving or small accents. Make a list of what you’re looking for. Then shop. With this method, you’ll find items that fit your style to help you create a truly custom look you’ll love.


Your Summer Style Refresh Starts With Us!

At One Stop Decorating, we have everything you need to jumpstart your summer style refresh: custom window coverings, bedding, furniture, accents, and so much more! Plus, our team of expert designers is always ready with advice and inspiration. We are experts at guiding you toward the solutions you need and the styles you’ll love. We’d love to come visit you for a free, shop-at-home appointment to transform your Kansas City area home. Contact us today!