“Are you ready for a brand new beat? Summer is here and the time is right”...for decorating in the heat! With Martha Reeves & The Vandellas singing in the background to get you moving you’ll have your home on Sanibel Island decorated for summer in no time flat (and if you start hitting flat notes during the sing-a-long just turn up the volume on the record player to cover your tracks).
After a little musical inspiration, and with a whole lot of pep in your step, it’s time for a trip to your favorite home décor store on Sanibel Island. A stroll through the aisles at Wilford & Lee or Sanibel Home Furnishings will inspire you as you look over beach themed pillows, lamps, rugs, art, and more. Don’t be shy…fill a cart and get the decorating party started.
Seasonal Beach Theme Throw Pillows
Throw pillows are a quick and inexpensive seasonal décor change. There is no shortage of throw pillow choices at Wilford & Lee. We suggest selecting two of the same pillow to create harmony by repetition, and a different third pillow to create a little contrast. You can key into the main color of the pillows and build out from there with additional accent pieces in a similar color or complementary accent color. There are conservative pillow choices with starfish, sandpiper, and coral patterns alongside more playful octopi and fish themed pillows. The choice is yours!
Porch & Foyer
The front porch and foyer will be among the first things a potential buyer, as well as family and friends, will see as they enter your home. Highlight both areas with colorful potted plants and decorative bowls and vases filled with fresh flowers. A shell wreath, with natural shells or without natural shells, can make a very bold statement on the front door of your home. You can bring a little of the beach back to your home, and reinforce a sense of place, by collecting seashells and displaying them in a jar or bowl. Sanibel Island is considered one of the top shelling spots in North America…local hotels even feature special sinks and worktables to clean and pack shells. Highlighting a variety of the most beautiful shells, as described by The Islands of Sanibel & Captiva Chamber of Commerce, will surely inspire potential buyers with the local natural beauty and serve as a conversation piece for everyone who visits.
A Pop of Color
While we always recommend painting rooms in light neutral colors when selling your home, to make rooms feel more spacious and reflect more light, summertime might be the right time to introduce a little pop of color (to match your carefully chosen seasonal throw pillows) on a single wall, built in bookcase, or a small nook in a room. Less is more, you don’t want to overdo it. Be conservative and tasteful. You might even choose some blue octopus wallpaper to add a little pop and interest and match those blue octopus throw pillows you fell in love with at the shop.
The team of experienced professionals at Kingfisher Real Estate looks forward to working with you to meet all your real estate needs whether you are selling, buying, or both. Contact us today!