Adding a Summer Look to the Great Room

I have been easing into a summer look this year, and my most recent change was to switch out rugs in the great room to add a lighter feel.  I originally bought this striped rug for the kitchen, but when I found an antique one that I loved, the striped number moved to our bedroom.

 Summer great room rug - The 2 Seasons


Since we have sisal rugs in the great room, I like to add a smaller rug in front of the sofa for a layered look. I bought an antique tribal Moroccan rug that we use in the fall and winter a few  years ago when Jordan and I rode our bicycles through the Sahara desert.  One day I decided to just grab the blue and white striped rug and make a switch for the summer.  I really liked the way it looks.


 Summer great room rug - The 2 Seasons


I will be adding some pillows with red and some pillows with navy for July through August because I love patriot colors in the summer.  They just seem easy and festive to me, and that’s what summer is all about.

 Great room rug - The 2 Seasons


This is the fall/winter rug, and although it has my favorite colors in it, it is clearly not a summer time look.


Summer great room rug - The 2 Seasons


I love the blue rug because it looks just like one in the movie, Something’s Gotta Give.  Her house was located at the beach, and even though we live in a  townhouse in the city, I can always pretend I hear the ocean nearby.  A girl can dream, right?  And this rug makes it easy.


Take care.





  1. Sandy says

    I love the blue look in your great room. It all says “relax” in the nicest way! With the blue plates and the blue a accents and pillows, it is just inviting and lovely.