Hey everybody! Summer is in full swing and hopefully everyone is out enjoying it and making the most of it while it's here
I spent a good portion of last week holed up in bed with a most terrible cold. It was awful because I could see right outside my window just how nice it was outside, and yet I couldn't enjoy any of it. Then by the time I was better and ready to go enjoy what splendor the outdoors had to offer; it started thunderstorming outside. Oh it was a disaster of a week ladies and gentlemen.
But it struck me at that time..."Why does the outdoors have to be limited to just outside? Why not bring a bit of it inside..."
With these, I'm not necessarily suggesting you repaint the entire room to go with a summery theme, only to have to change everything next season. However if you are looking to add a little bit to the room with a nice accent wall near a sunroom. Or are looking for a good color for a new set of furniture or draperies, these will help bring that natural feel into the room. I picked out a few swatches of what give me that "subtle outdoors" feel. Check them out and see what I mean...
You have very subtle tones of each, with some browns as well as blues to compliment those beautiful summer skys. Use these to inspire yourself on similar colors to co-ordinate with around the room.
Well yea, I mean it wouldn't be a Just Ask Mr. Jay post if I didn't at least mention blinds! : D
To me, nothing quite says natural like a natural shade! Even just the look of the shade alone screams outdoors, with it's rustic reedings or thatch designs. These really will help pull the room together and help you enjoy that summer feel even on the rainiest (or sickest) of days.
Another option is Sheer Shadings. While the actual design and style of them aren't exactly "outdoorsy", it does give you the ability to look out through them and enjoy that beautiful garden you've cultivated, or to enjoy staring at the lawn that you've put so many hours into.
Hunter Douglas Alustra Silhouette Shade
- Rugs and Accessories
There's a nice selection of Bamboo or Natural Fiber rugs that you can find both in our stores, as well as online, to bring the whole look together. I found one such piece on our website to give as an example of what I'm talking about:
It's nice because it's just a very subtle and plain piece, but it still manages to bring home those colors that we really want to capture. If you are interested in that piece by the way, click on the rug and you'll be taken to our website where you can give it a closer look or check out other similar rugs.
Also, think about bringing in a few planted items to help give the look some extra touches. Silk has always been a favorite of mine for it's ability to last as long as you need, but animate houseplants will work just the same. Just remember to water them though!
What would you add to this type of theme? Have you ever thought about something like this one those dreary, rainy days? Let me know what you think!~
Thanks for reading, and as always, see you all on the next Just Ask Mr. Jay!