Bring in Laid-back Furniture
For a seasonal update, add furniture that’s simple and functional. A two-tier coffee table and slipcovered sofas, armchairs, and ottomans in solid-color fabrics can evoke the relaxed atmosphere of a beach house. Plus they’re practical pieces that can work in any space, be it a living room or a bedroom.
Bring in Casual Colors
Keep to cool, breezy colors to give rooms a feeling of ease and spaciousness. The blue-and-yellow palette in this bedroom really brightens and opens up the space. Also, a good idea is to look for these colors in an oversize graphic rug, like stripes, chevron, or geometrics—it will help unite furniture of different styles.
Bring in Durable Materials
Give rooms an airy feel with furniture that’s both clean-lined and made to withstand wear and tear, such as slender chairs, stainless-steel stools, and streamlined side tables. In this dining area, the sleek wood table is grouped with slim chairs that are upholstered in leather, which provides a bit of extra padding.