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Switching Up Your Decor for the Summer

After a year of spending more time indoors than ever before, you are likely looking around your home wondering how you can revamp your space for the summer ahead. Small changes you can make today can have a major impact on the atmosphere of a room. It can be the much-needed refresh to boost your mood and prepare you for the summer months ahead. Switching up your interior decor doesn’t have to break the bank. There are several swaps you can make that are low-cost or an investment that can save you money in the long run. At Window Accents & Flooring, we specialize in making your home look beautiful through the power of great lighting and gorgeous floors - the foundations of fantastic space. This month on the blog, we’re sharing our favorite tips for getting your home summer-ready without hassle.

Hunter Douglas Design Studio™ Side Panels & Drapery Princeton, New Jersey (NJ) switching up your decor for summer

Refresh Your Bedding

Changing your bedding seasonally can be a great way to welcome a new time of year. Switching up the tone of a room with new fabrics, colors, and patterns allows you to experiment with the latest design trends and can serve as a medium to express your sense of style and coordination. Summer is the time for lightweight fabrics and bright colors. If you live in a location with weather that varies seasonally, like New Jersey, then exchanging your heavy winter duvet or comforter for loose weaves and cool cotton can make the difference in a great night’s sleep. Custom bedding is a fantastic option for giving your home a designer feel with coordinated fabrics throughout. Custom pillow accents tie your room together while expertly designed pillows and sheets improve the quality of your sleep.

Replacing Your Window Treatments

Sometimes, we get used to our home’s window treatments and forget they are not a permanent fixture. Windows are a tool for decorating just like any other aspect of your home. Summer is a great time to exchange your curtains or drapes for an on-trend fabric that doubles both as enhanced UV protection and a shield from excessive solar heat. Design Studio™ Side Panels and Drapery offer a wealth of fabrics inspired by destinations like Cape Cod and Manhattan from jacquards to colorful hatchings to refreshing diamond prints. NY designer Rebecca Atwood’s hand-painted designs boast contemporary styles that go beyond fast fashion. Investing in a set of drapes in a fun, modern print can serve you well for years to come.

If you make the switch to new window treatments this summer, take your investment a step further with technology designed to make your life easier. Most of our window treatments, including our Design Studio™ drapes, feature PowerView® Automation, a revolutionary motorization technology from Hunter Douglas that allows you to control your window treatments from anywhere from the convenience of your smartphone. This comes in handy during the summer when you want to keep your home shaded from the sun during the brightest times of day to minimize excessive solar heat gain that leads to costly energy bills. PowerView® syncs with your local sunrise and sunset times, creating a seamless experience powered by adaptive lighting.


Looking to refresh your home’s decor this summer? Let our team of design experts help get you started on the right foot. Whether you know exactly what you want or only have a vague idea, we will help you revamp your home from top to bottom. Contact us or call us at (609) 924-0029 to schedule a free in-home consultation or visit us at one of our showrooms located in Princeton and Hillsborough, NJ. We are locally owned and operated, proud to serve the surrounding areas including Montgomery, Hopewell, Lawrenceville, West Windsor, Somerset, Flemington, Bridgewater, Branchburg, Far Hills, Bedminster, Basking Ridge, and Chester, New Jersey.