The Colors of Summer: Mixing Cool and Warm Tones

Summer means bright sunny days spent next to cool blue waters, and brilliant pink and purple sunsets. As the days warm up outside, it’s a great idea to bring a little of the season into your home. Mixing the cool and warm tones of summer creates a fresh, sophisticated look in your decor.

coral and turquois small1. Framed Art Print, West Elm, $ 130 | 2. Turquoise Cushion Cover, H&M, $ 6 | 3. Coral Pillow, Target, $ 25

4. Striped Throw, Target, $ 25 | 5. Woven Basket, Urban Outfitters, $ 60 | 6. Framed Seascape, Urban Outfitters, $ 99

To make this look feel cohesive, find an inspiration piece like this colorful framed print. For a quick room update, lean artwork like this on a mantel or prominent piece of furniture so it’s the focal point of the area.

Once you have your inspiration piece displayed, work it into the rest of the space. The main color palette in the print consists of shades of coral and turquoise. Pull those into the rest of your decor with textiles, complementary artwork and accessories. A few colorful pillows on the couch and a vase on the coffee table filled with flowers goes a long way.

You can get any room in your home summer-ready in just an afternoon with this inspired color palette. Now you won’t have to get outside to enjoy summer’s brilliant hues.

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Get the Look: Leighton Meester’s Cool, Colorful Bedroom

She may have played a Park Avenue princess on Gossip Girl, but in real life, actress and singer Leighton Meester is just a girl from the Valley.

Meester, who is expecting her first child with husband Adam Brody, recently sold her four-bedroom, five-bathroom home in Encino, CA, for $ 2 million. At 2,800 square feet, the one-story contemporary features sleek interior spaces, a saltwater pool, and a walk-in closet worthy of any budding fashionista.

We’re partial to Meester’s comfy, eclectic bedroom, complete with a purple velvet bed and orange ottomans. Scroll down to find our look-alike products — at prices worth gossiping about.

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Skyline Low Arc Tufted Velvet Headboard in Lilac, $ 300,

A pop of pastel is a fresh way to spruce up a master bedroom; the touch of luxe velvet is a bonus. Tufted detailing on the headboard gives a custom feel to this anchor piece.

Cayenne Red Damask Velvet Throw Pillow Cover, $ 23,

A bold patterned throw pillow adds a hint of sex appeal to otherwise ultrafeminine bedding.

Borghese Mirrored Side Chest, $ 599,

Nothing says Old Hollywood glamour like a mirrored side table. This piece is a shimmering investment in timeless style and elegance.

Dimond Abbey Lane Ceramic Table Lamp in Pastel Pink, $ 158,

This girly lamp comes with a white linen shade and three-way switch.

Loveseat by Jennifer Taylor, $ 870,

Give your bedroom a sweet seating option with this cozy loveseat, perfect for curling up with a good book (or the script of your next rom-com). The wooden legs and curvy detail of this upholstered two-seater make it a charming blend of retro and modern.

Charlotte Large Square Pouf Ottoman, $ 92,

Arrange two of these faux-leather lovelies in your room to signal your bold side. Bright orange and boho-inspired, the ottomans are also handy moved from room to room for extra seating when you entertain.

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Get the Look: Leighton Meester’s Cool, Colorful Bedroom was originally published on Southern Classic Realtors – Nivla Calcinore – Bringing You Home