What would be best DIY to brighten my summerhouse up?

q what would be best diy to brighten my summerhouse up
  13 answers
  • Judy Johnson Judy Johnson on May 27, 2017
    Needs color

  • Kathy W Kathy W on May 27, 2017
    Depending on what you want to brighten up. Luv your walls! Possibly put bright colored surefit cover over sofa with multi colored pillows with some of same color
    in cover. Then carry sofa cover color with accessories. (You can always spray paint some thrift store finds to match).

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 27, 2017
    Put a colorful throw blanket and pillows on the couch,change out the carpet to a bright color and add some colorful knickknacks

  • Nancy Lee Hayward Nancy Lee Hayward on May 27, 2017
    good My own idea you could go to the paint store n get help ask for paint swatches to decide what color would look best as in beach colors but I would use aquablue on three walls n the wall where the couch is paint it in aquablue n white stripes the couch could be the same color as the aquablue n all accessories you could use white, red n yellow it would Brighten it up n make it look beachie

  • Nancy Lee Hayward Nancy Lee Hayward on May 27, 2017
    Try this it would be cute in place of the a stripes
    How to DIY a Plank Wall With Chalk Paint for Under $100!
    Today I want to show you how to DIY a plank wall with chalk paint because it's not only drop dead GORGEOUS but it costs under $100!Sometimes when we’re unhappy with our home we...

  • Marcie Marcie on May 27, 2017
    Yes to more color. Maybe a yellow? Personally, I think that would be a really fun color, but color is so personal, that you have to pick what you like. Also, the space looks like it can use some greenery! Snake plant is a very, very low maintenance plant (and adds oxygen to the air at night). But also, I love maidenhair fern - it's a quaint, precious plant that adds texture and softness.
    I have mine in a mossy pot, with a large glass cloche over it. Very botanical,
    and I love the " feeling " it adds to the room.
    YOu have really great bones in this room - it justs needs those personal touches
    that soften it up and make it pop. Old books (the covers can add color), etc.
    You might also want to scootch the rug so it goes a bit under the futon - it grounds the room more to have at least the front feet of your furniture on the rug.

  • Gina Gina on May 27, 2017
    It looks like it is all just tossed together with what ever. Now there are just a few things on the wall that do not make any statement.The walls are great, but they need to have posters, pictures etc. hung. Check out the net for how to arrange your walls for the greatest impact. Turn the shelving that is against the wall and make it a coffee table. Yes, cover the sofa with throws and pillows. I would suggest shades of coral. Where the shelving was against the wall put in a double seated ottoman for extra seating.

  • Cathy Ward Markham Cathy Ward Markham on May 27, 2017
    You and I have the same problem. We collect things of a similar size. I love what you have so far. I think your room needs one large statement piece. Maybe a large mirror surrounded by driftwood painted in one of your accent colors? It would tie the room together and reflect the light.

  • Nancy Craigmiles Nancy Craigmiles on May 27, 2017
    Change the futon cover to white and use coral throw pillows. Also paint the shelving unit and the oar with coral. Put a big mirror on the wall to reflect light. Yellow accents would also look good with the blue you already have going on. You just really need to add a third color (and possibly a 4th!). Or use a bright colored futon cover instead and use accent colors accordingly. I'm including a link to a youtube tutorial on complimentary colors.
    "www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfKx7MjSEK0" To use this link, highlight everything between the quotation marks and copy and paste into your browser. I hope this helps! Happy decorating!

  • Henrietta A. Bartunek Henrietta A. Bartunek on May 27, 2017
    How about making a lime green slip cover for the divan to start with? Then replace all the little decorative items with a tall lamp and get an old canvas from a thrift store and painting over in shades of blue and white.

  • Kerrie Kerrie on May 28, 2017
    Check out : How to DIY a Plank Wall With Chalk Paint for Under $100! On this site. I think this accent wall with chalk paint would be great for this space.

  • Nancy Lee Hayward Nancy Lee Hayward on May 28, 2017
    Let's us know what you do n take pics would love to see it when your done

  • Debra Dawson Debra Dawson on May 28, 2017
    You all have give me some great idea . And will take them.on board . Like the idea of posters and more colour and there was a throw in but took it out when weather came nice . As we do use the summerhouse all year round my quite space . So thank you all for your great ideas .