Summer is here, and what better way to celebrate than giving your home a mini makeover? The aim of the game in summer is for your house to look and feel cool. Here are some top tips to get your home summer-ready in an instant.
Let the light in
We’ve waited months for long days and light evenings, so make the most of natural light in your home. Open the curtains, and give your windows a thorough clean. Cut back overgrown hedges or branches in the garden. De-clutter and keep your rooms as tidy as possible. Use light shades on the walls, and mirrors to reflect light.
Switch up your colorways
If you want to celebrate summer, why not try out a new accessories as accents.
Nobody likes feeling hot and bothered. Keep your home cool in the summer months by opening windows and doors, or using fans or air conditioning. Fans are more cost-effective, but they aren’t as powerful as air conditioning units. If you don’t already have air con at home, listen out for news from Save Home Heat. You can choose from single units or a full system for your home. You can also keep your home cool by using natural fabrics for soft furnishings, and turning your central heating system off. Open doors to let air circulate and make your home feel fresh.
Celebrate the great outdoors
Summer gives us a greater appreciation of the outdoors. Why not embrace your surroundings by bringing the outdoors in? Use natural materials, such as wood, linen, and cotton. Fill vases with freshly cut flowers to create a stunning table centerpiece. Scatter plants around living rooms and bedrooms. Fill trinkets with shells and pebbles in the bathrooms.
Al fresco living
It seems a shame to waste beautiful weather. In the summer, it’s wonderful to embrace al fresco living. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, or an afternoon cup of tea on the patio. Scatter some floor cushions on your decking or invest in a sun lounger. Have a look at outdoor sofa sets if you like to entertain. Or consider adding a conservatory if you fancy making the most of the views of your garden all year round.
New focal points
In the winter, we tend to gather around wood burners or fireplaces. In the summer, why not change the layout of your rooms and create new focal points? Angle chairs and sofas to face the windows and replace heavy curtains with lighter drapes.
Summer gives you a whole world of opportunities when it comes to interior and garden design. Even the simplest changes can make a world of difference. Open windows and doors and let natural light flood your home. Keep your home comfortable and cool with fans and air conditioning units. Use neutral shades and bright color pops and make the most of the views from windows and patio doors. Embrace the good life and get out into the garden. Bring outdoor touches in by using plants and natural materials as decorative features.
How lovely! These are great design tips. I've been wanting to redo our house soon!
Maryann D. says
These rooms are wonderful. I would love to design and decorate like this. The colors are terrific.
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