I recently changed up my bedroom to make it lighter for summer. A few simple changes did the trick.
First, I reupholstered the bed frame to get rid of the dark brown leather. I used soft taupe in the same shade as my existing curtains and covered the headboard and footboard in panels, and used long strips on the side rails.
I also replaced the dark brown mirror and switched out the dark knobs on my dresser to lighter, sparkly options.
I have a thing for circles, so when I saw some fun circle decals at Urban Walls, I was all over them. They're removable and therefore perfect for my rental condo, and they add a bit of fun and light summer whimsy to the room, don't you think? There are all kinds of versions- you should go check them out.
To add to the circle theme (and try a fun new project) I took an IKEA utensil canister and used tin snips to cut a hole in the bottom to allow me to string through a hanging pendant bulb. Kinda cool, and saved me buying a new light fixture.
Finally, stripping off the heavy bedding down to a simple white sheet and light blanket completes a summer look and feel.
What do you do to lighten up for summer?