Lazy days, late nights under the twinkle stars
and lots of summer guests.
Which means- those guest bedrooms and guest bathrooms will be working overtime.
And if you are like me- it also means you are running around to give them a makeover.
And I am all about those 5 minute makeovers. Even better? How about a snap your fingers and bam! makeover ideas?
If you love those- this post is for you.
How many things can you do, change, add, refresh in just a minute or two? Quite a few actually- you just have to know what makes the biggest impact in a snap.
Everywhere in the house
Fresh flowers or greens. Clipped from the yard or from your local market- it doesn’t matter- fresh greens are instant oomph in any room.
In the guest bedroom
It is all about the bedding- and it is all about white bedding.
I love it, I have it in my bedroom. I have it in the guest bedrooms. Why white?
Because you can add pillows, throw blankets, curtains etc. of any style, pattern and color- and they will mix and mingle with those classic whites and instantly refresh the space.
I started with a textured white coverlet – and layered white euros and pillows. And this look is perfection for everyday all year long as an indulgent base to work with.
For summer- I added a vintage aubusson pillow and crocheted throw and spritzed the room with a lavender essential oil spray for a relaxing feeling. See the rest of the refresh here.
In the Living room
A new throw on the sofa.
Vase or bucket of fresh wildflowers or greens
or a quick change on the mantel.
Sometimes, that mantel makes me a bit crazy. I usually have a mirror there- and I love that. But in summer- I crave simplicity. I grabbed the mirror and moved it to my office -and let the wood walls, flowers and candlesticks do the talking.
In the bathroom
My bathrooms- again- always white on repeat and I always have white bathmats.
I love the ability to bleach them weekly- and that they feel like a spa.
Though admittedly- sometimes I crave a pop of color or texture- and that is a perfect way to add that ‘bam!’ in the bathroom.
For a quick refresh- I changed the mats. And I am obsessed with this blue and natural jute rug that I found at HomeGoods. Seriously GOOD and feels so much different instantly.
But that wasn’t all I did in this room- see the 6 other quick changes and tips in my post on the HomeGoods blog.