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50 DecorBook Ideas : 47. Quick Summer Tricks

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After a gray May, it's suddenly 80 degrees in the shade here in Oakland.  I wish our deck was already repainted, pots of plants trimmed, the grill scrubbed and ready to sizzle for this Memorial Day.  If you're like me and not quite ready outside, here's some quick tips to at least make our rooms feel more like summer.  

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50 DecorBook Ideas : 45. Layered Look

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One big design trend this year is mixing up our rooms.  Some are calling it "layered design" but I think design historian Emily Evans Eerdmans says it best, "We're hungering for complex carbohydrates again." The idea is to use textures, repurposed materials and layers about our rooms. There's also a call for bold color but even if you're a "neutral nut" like me, there are some easy ideas we can use to create warm and comforting nests.  Maybe the quickest way to add "carbs" to our rooms is with textiles.  Let's take a look.

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50 DecorBook Ideas : 44. Happy Headboards

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Don't you love this headboard covered in charming "love bird" wallpaper?    Decorative headboards date back to ancient Egypt.  Still today, a headboard completes a bedroom and adds to the personality of our rooms.  Here's some fresh, quirky and inexpensive ways to make our beds look great. 

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50 DecorBook Ideas : 43. Seeing Stripes

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Do you see stripes in your rooms?  A great antidote to florals, stripes can be soft and romantic or bold and brash.  Maybe it's time to consider stripes in our rooms.  Let's look at how to get inspired. 

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50 DecorBook Ideas : 42. Bold Bouquets

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Nothing says spring like an oversized bouquet.  A quick trip to your backyard or the flower market or a store like Michael's will do the trick.  Keep the bouquet light and frothy, balanced in a large container.  Let's take a look at some inspirational bouquets.

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