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SheKnows space-lifts: 5 Summer living rooms

Ashley Phipps is an Interior Designer, NCIDQ #25242, living in the Indianapolis area. She is also the author, designer and creator of the blog Simply Designing. You can follow Ashley at her blog, and on FacebookTwitterGoogle+ and Pin...

Summer-inspired living room updates

When the weather starts to get warm, some get the urge to spring clean and others get the urge to redecorate! If you get the urge to redecorate, you will want to check out these five inspiration boards for bringing the summer season into your living room this year... all for under $500!
1

Crisp white

Crisp white

While you can’t completely redo your living room in white, add a few bright white elements to your room to create a bright and fresh look! Purchasing a new couch is out of the $500 budget, but you can purchase a white slipcover (Sure Fit, $119) to update the look of your couch without a lot of work. Then look for simple white curtains (Pottery Barn Kids, $69) and some pretty white vases (West Elm, $79) to accent your room. Add a white bookcase (Target, $89) for storage and a few pretty white frames (World Market, $15) to create a crisp white look in your living room.

2

Sleek and modern

Sleek and modern

You can easily transform your living room into a sleek and modern urban room! Look for geometrics, clean lines and trendy accent pieces to create a fun and modern look. Start with a neutral charcoal slipcover (World Market, $200) and add a few yellow striped throw pillows (World Market, $23) to the couch. Look for a fun, bold subway art piece (World Market, $100) to add to your walls, and then soften the space up with a fun, clear table lamp base (World Market, $40) with a pretty medallion lamp shade on top (World Market, $14).

3

Movie glam

Movie glam

With so many blockbuster movies hitting the theaters this summer, a perfect way to bring the movie experience home is to create a movie glam living room! This look is really fun to recreate by finding a few great items like this wooden gallery movie poster (Pottery Barn, $100) for your walls and adding a fun faux fur rug to your floor (Etsy, $35). Add a stylish Philippe Starck Louis Ghost Chair (Rakuten, $125) to your room, a movie set floor lamp (Lamps Plus, $120) and a set of pretty silver velvet curtains (Overstock, $90) to turn your living room into movie worthy glam!

4

Sand and sea

Sand and sea

Lazy days spent at the beach are what I think of when I think of summer days! Bring that sand and sea feel into your living room by adding these adorable seashell hurricane vases (Pottery Barn, $79), a couple blue, nautilus, embroidered pillows (Pottery Barn, $49) and ocean inspired art work (World Market, $129) to your living room. Keep your couch simple by adding a tan slipcover (Wayfair, $53), but add a splash of fun color with this faux fan coral decoration (Pottery Barn, $30).

5

Floral haven

Floral haven

Florals can be overwhelming and can look a little grandma-y if not done right. But today’s florals are very geometric and provide a great dimension to any space, especially a living room! So create a fun, floral-inspired living room by adding beautiful floral decorative pillows (Pottery Barn, $60) and build your space around them to create a floral look that isn’t too overwhelming! Consider adding elements such as this beautiful circle candle holder (Pottery Barn, $199), this beautiful jewel-toned throw (World Market, $125) and a beautiful glass decorative vase (World Market, $25). Top the space off with a few pretty red dahlia stems (Pottery Barn, $7) inserted into a pretty mercury glass vase (Pottery Barn, $50).

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