Decorating Ideas - SUMMER ISSUE

Get ready for beautiful summertime living. Summer is a glorious season for relaxation and enjoyment. What better time to rejuvenate your home environment for aesthetics and function. We can help!

Sometimes home decorating
is about maximizing the view.
Often the most beautiful rooms are stunning because of what's outside!

Does your home have a beautiful view of rolling hills, a waterscape, or landscaping? If so, part of your decorating strategy can be to maximize the view from inside your home!

Here are some tips to focus attention on the view:
  • Use colors that mimic the colors outside your windows.
  • Consider a minimalist look for furnishings near the windows.
  • Think about the landscaping just outside your windows; this becomes part of the look of your home.
  • Use potted plants inside your home to mirror the landscape outside.
  • Consider replacing your windows to make them larger or to minimize mullions that interrupt the view. 
It's a smart move to consider your outdoor view when planning your interior space.

Opposites attract in a
home decorating scheme.
Choose a complementary color palette to make rooms pop!

It can be challenging to mix and match colors in your home design to look pleasing and to show off your rooms. Try complementary colors in throw pillows, painted accent walls, and linens.

Complementary colors are those that are opposite each other on a color wheel, such as red and green. It's usually best to not have equal amounts of complementary colors, but rather just a touch here and there of an opposite color. For example:
  • Complement lemon yellow with purples and violets.
  • Complement zesty orange (or a softer coral) with shades of blue.
  • Complement lusty lime (or softer sage green) with reds, rusts and pinks.
  • Complement pink grapefruit with green tones.
Add pizzazz to your rooms with complementary colors. Let our color experts help make your rooms pop this summer!

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Kimberleigh Boswell
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1374 Chain Bridge Road
McLean, VA 22101
703-356-8477, ext. 102

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Summer sunlight can make a room overly hot and uncomfortable and can drive up air conditioning costs. Many Hunter Douglas window fashions help control your interior environment by minimizing the amount of solar heat that comes in during the summer. Read more.
Summer Decorating
To-Do List

  • Enhance your décor with tropical accessories or bowls of seashells.
  • Add flowering plants to your landscaping and enjoy the colorful view.
  • Brighten up your rooms with a fresh coat of paint in a light and bright color.
  • Purchase energy efficient window fashions that save energy costs in summer and winter. Think Duette® honeycomb shades.
  • Lighten your house with white accents. Think snowy white bedding, crisp white table linens and brilliant white flowers.
  • Plan your meals around fresh summer produce: sweet corn, luscious peaches, and ripe red tomatoes.
Want to learn more?
Call Kimberleigh at
703-356-8477, ext. 102
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