Converting a Room from Winter to Summer?

Converting a Room from Winter to Summer?

Colleen Quinn
Feb 9, 2010

Q: My husband and I live in a 3-level home that was built in the 1930s; a renovation in the 80s got rid of some walls and left us with a perfectly opened up floor plan on our main level that has wonderful flow. We've worked to make the space personal by only using art we've made ourselves and adding things we've scavenged at flea markets, goodwill, and estate sales, or been graciously given by friends and family.

Sent by Marianne

My question is this: The recent snowpocalypse in DC has proven our living room to be the perfect snow-in space, complete with over-sized sheepskin throws, a cozy fireplace, and a prominently featuered tea set. But it has also made me realize that the space might be way too wintery for the pending spring and summer! Can Apartment Therapy readers help me figure out a few tricks that would help this space get ready for spring and keep or even build on the our preference for scavenged goods or DIY stuff?

Editor: Marianne- your living room looks like a great place to wait out our ongoing snowstorms! If you want to change it up a bit for spring, perhaps swap out those throws for some bright throw pillows? Readers, how do you think Marianne can convert her room from winter to summer?

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