How to Give Your Living Room a Quick and Easy Refresh for Summer

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Is your home ready for summer? Once your spring cleaning is handled, you can give your space a summer-ready look. But as Simply host Hailey Cairo points out, you don't have to spend a small fortune to give your living room a warm-weather makeover.

Instead, invest in a few cool accessories that make your home feel refreshed—think swapping out pillow covers, artwork, and even your curtains and coffee table books. (Bonus: The fall/winter stuff you stash won't take up a lot of storage space, so you can easily break them out again when the seasons change.)

Think natural, light, and beachy with your accessory picks, and you'll get that vacation vibe—even if you're staying at home.

Linen Curtains

Replace heavy window coverings with breezy linen in light, summery hues.

Linen Curtains
Linen Curtains

Curtain Rings

These simple curtain rings make it super easy to switch out your curtains as the seasons change.

Curtain Rings
Curtain Rings

Around The World In 80 Plants

If you're lacking a green thumb, you can still add a touch of greenery to your home with a botanically themed coffee table book.

Around The World In 80 Plants
Around The World In 80 Plants

The Art of Outdoor Living

Get inspiration to tackle your next summer project (a backyard or balcony redo)—or just enjoy the pictures in this beautiful coffee table book.

The Art Of Outdoor Living
The Art Of Outdoor Living

Plant Families

If you're an aspiring plant mom, this stylish guide will give you all the info you need to keep your greenery thriving.

Plant Families
Plant Families

Windowpane Throw Pillow

Light-colored pillows (like this soft neutral with checks of blue) add a summery vibe to your sofa.

Windowpane Throw Pillow Threshold
Windowpane Throw Pillow Threshold

Woven Asymmetrical Pillow

Hailey likes to stick with soft neutrals, like this beachy pillow, for her summer living room.

Woven Asymmetrical Pillow
Woven Asymmetrical Pillow

Varigated Stripe Pillow

Soft-hued pillows are an inexpensive way to update your living room.

Varigated Stripe Pillow
Varigated Stripe Pillow

Floral Stripe Lumbar Pillow

This pretty floral pillow adds a touch of botanical pattern to your living room.

Floral Stripe Lumbar
Floral Stripe Lumbar

Blue Floral Lumbar Pillow

Mixing in bold patterns like this bright blue floral adds a pop of color to a neutral-hued living room.

Floral Stripe lumbar - Blue Floral
Floral Stripe lumbar - Blue Floral

Oversized Lumbar Pillow

Look for pillows in an array of sizes—like this large lumbar pillow—to add interest to your sofa.

Blue and White Block Print Floral Pillow Cover Oversized Lumbar Pillow
Blue and White Block Print Floral Pillow Cover Oversized Lumbar Pillow

Woven Washed Windowpane Pillow

Not into color? Go with soft neutrals with intriguing textures to add a touch of summer to your living room.

Woven Washed Windowpane Pillow
Woven Washed Windowpane Pillow

Textured Fringe Coverlet

Trade out your furry or heavier throws for a lighter knit coverlet that's perfect for cool summer nights.

Textured Fringe Coverlete
Textured Fringe Coverlete

Moss Balls

Bring some no-maintenance greenery into your home with an arrangement of balls of preserved moss.

Moss Balls
Moss Balls

Wood Bowl

This pretty wood bowl would be the perfect vessel for balls of moss, seashells and beachy treasures, or fresh fruit.

Wood Bowl
Wood Bowl

Woven Tray

This woven basket gives off serious picnic basket vibes—use it to hold potted plants or serve snacks and cocktails.

Woven Tray
Woven Tray

Oil Painting

Another easy way to freshen up your space for summer is to change out the artwork with lighter nature scenes, such as this pretty oil painting.

Oil Painting
Oil Painting

Ocean Sketch Art

Change up your artwork inexpensively by buying digital reproductions of classic artworks—like this lovely sketch of the ocean—and getting prints made.

Ocean Sketche Art
Ocean Sketche Art

Antique Ocean Sketch Art

This bold digital reproduction of a 19th-century sketch of the ocean gives your home a beachy vibe.

Ocean Sketche Black Frames
Ocean Sketche Black Frames

Black Frames

Simple black frames highlight your artwork, without competing with it.

Black Frames
Black Frames

Sydney Hale Co Eucalyptus + Sage Soy Candle

Trade in your heavy winter-scented candles for softer, greener scents, like this herbal combo of eucalyptus and sage.

Sydney Hale Co Eucalyptus and Sage Soy Candles
Sydney Hale Co Eucalyptus and Sage Soy Candles

Sydney Hale Co Woods Soy Candle

This woodsy candle features notes of cedar, dried hay, and sandalwood.

Sydney Hale Co Woods
Sydney Hale Co Woods

Linnea Wood House Candle

This softly scented candle features botanical notes of bergamot, violet, and sandalwood—perfect for summer.

Linnea Wood house candle
Linnea Wood house candle

Olive Tree

Hailey moves plants around her house to give it a more summery vibe. She shifted in this airy olive tree in place of a spiky snake plant.

Olive Tree
Olive Tree