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Summer in the living room might sound like an interesting title for a novel. But instead is where I’ll be spending most of this new season because sincerely, Miami weather is too hot for days outside. Creating the perfect breezy atmosphere just takes a trip (or two) to my nearest HomeGoods store to claim my spot on the best decorative pieces for summer. 

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My mission for this space was to make it feel warm but casual but at the same time to give the impression of Summer without being so literal. The first piece that I found that sparked my imagination was a fossil-like Nautilus seashell. It’s porous surface and the bleached color was perfect for my space. This piece made its way into the entryway along two golden color palm trees that I also found at HomeGoods.


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I also found a set of ceramic gray lamps that give the appearance of sea urchin shells. Their texture and size were perfect for this area.


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The top of the coffee table brings another great opportunity to make Summer in the living room. Besides the inspirational books, accessories like a string of rough wooden beads, another golden palm trees, and a bleached ornamental seashell, all speak of a sultry beach shore. 


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Sand colors and a mix of crude and soft fabrics are also part of the new decor in this area. One of my most precious found treasures were the decorative pillows on the sofa. The weave of the largest one brings back memories of the fabrics used for those hammocks hanging between palm trees and it’s fringed remind me of a beach floppy hat.


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Another area I love to style through the seasons are the shelves on the wall. Over them, I used a muted decor that includes whites and some wooden colors. A driftwood piece makes a great summer statement along some of the rough textures on the vases.


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Over the fireplace, a serene boardwalk picture complements the rest of the decor.


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Recreating a subtle summer vibe in your home will make you want to start a staycation tradition. Keeping the accessories simple and casual will also serve as a transitional decor. Now all you’ll need is to lay back and raise your feet. A cold margarita wouldn’t hurt either in imagining your favorite summer spot right at you home.


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Gloribell Lebron is paid blogger. She’s an interior stylist and designer with a strong background and knowledge in graphic design. View more of her work at Know How She Does It. (Find her on InstagramPinterestTwitter, and Facebook.)


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