Your summer textile edit

Easy swaps to embrace the season

Sweet summertime, it’s finally here! If you’re stumped on how to freshen up your home without breaking the bank, you’re in the right place. We’re all about transformations, but when it comes to seasonal updates, we believe small switch-ups are often all it takes. Why focus on textiles? They’re not only an expression of design style, but key to comfort (especially when temperatures take a turn). 

In the name of stylish summer living, we’re covering how to swap your home textiles for light alternatives that make a statement. Let’s get started!

Airy Bedding

Few things beat crawling into a cozy bed, but it can lose its charm when the heat sets in. Even if you’ve got AC on your side (lucky duck!), consider switching your duvet cover, sheets and pillowcases to an airy alternative for the summer. Linen is our go-to! There’s something so dreamy about layered linen. It’s super breathable, effortlessly textured, and only keeps softening. If linen’s not your thing, give bamboo a go.

Cool, Custom Upholstery 

Longer, brighter days call for letting the light in while blocking the heat. We’re all for DIY updates, but you can take our word for it: Custom drapery is a game-changer. Sunlight fades fabric from fab to drab over the years, and it becomes more apparent when you’re after a fresh summer vibe. Let’s connect and get you all set up with the comfort and style of custom drapery this summer!

Breezy Blankets + Pillows

Confession: We’re suckers for sofa accents! This season, swap your cozy cable-knit, wool or cashmere throw for a lightweight option—we love herringbone fabric and any kind of tassel trim. Meanwhile, you can transition your heavier blankets out to the porch or patio on chilly evenings. When tackling accent pillows, trade faux fur and velvet for a corduroy or textured waffle. 

Area Rug Remix

If one of your smaller spaces dons an area rug (say, your home office), consider rolling it up and embracing a minimalist surface for the summer months. For your living space, it’s often worth having a spring/summer area rug and a winter/fall area rug. Try swapping a heavy-duty, highly-textured, or dark area rug for something thinner and lighter. It can seriously transform your space from rich and cozy to light and fresh. 

Colourful Accent Cloths 

Decorative hand and dish cloths in your kitchen and bathroom are likely the easiest and most cost-effective textile to update for summer. If you love a bright colour but feel “over it” after a couple of months, this is a low-commitment and fun place to add a pop. 

Already thinking ahead to the swaps you’ll make? We’re so glad! Of course, you can update much more, but textiles make a beautiful focus. Here on the team, we get even more excited about rotating in our summer textiles than we do our summer wardrobe!

If you could use a hand sourcing and selecting options, or if you’re dreaming of an even bigger update to your space, let’s start the conversation

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