Thursday, 19 May 2016

4 Steps To A Summer-Ready Home

With Summer just around the corner, it’s likely that you’ll be spending more time outside. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t adapt and prepare our home for the Summer too. More and more people are discovering the benefits of the Summer “staycation”. This means that instead of going away then choose to relax and unwind at home. If your home is cool, beautiful, and Summer-ready, you will want to spend as much time there as possible. Browse the suggestions below for how to get your home in great shape for Summer.

Address Your Decor

The cooler months call for richer colors and more sumptuous fabrics. But Summer is about light, breezy, beachy vibes. Whether you’re fortunate enough to live close to the beach or not, you can capture that carefree effect with a few simple touches. Coastal Classique design concepts incorporate the bliss and beauty of the beach through color and texture. You can add rocks, shells or netting detailing. Bleached wood and vibrant pops of turquoise and blue can create a tropical effect too. Uncluttered, open spaces work best with this look. You want to capture the effect of fresh air circulating and expansive open skies. Even if we are pushed for space at home, we can keep furniture and ornamentation to a minimum to achieve this effect.

Refresh The Garden

Our garden should be our own personal paradise. We can add fresh flowers and pot plants if we don’t have much space. But usually maintaining the garden a little at a time is wiser than attempting a huge overhaul. We can add chairs and a few throws for if it gets cooler. Outdoor lighting means we can continue relaxing long into the balmy evenings, too. Chairs and garden furniture are often very affordable. If we can’t find exactly the design we want, we can restore them ourselves. Repainting or customizing outdoor furniture can be a great Summer craft project.

Allow Fresh Air Inside

If we’re staying home, we should ensure we’re allowing fresh air to circulate. A room diffuser or spray with a fresh scent can be a great addition. Sweet, sickly, or heady floral scents are perhaps not as light and Summery. A room diffuser ensures a steady stream of scent while a room spray can be spritzed as and when it is necessary. Opening windows and doors can help a home to feel cooler. We can also add a humidifier or a dehumidifier depending on our climate!

Add A Water Feature

We may traditionally think of water features as being for the garden. But this modern concept is all about adding drinking water to part of the home. A water cooler or drinks dispenser can be a a fun and functional focus point. It helps us to stay hydrated and is great for entertaining. If a cooler or fountain is not suitable, we can add an elegant jug. Presented on a silver-style platter with pretty tumblers, we can fill it with fresh, cool water to refresh ourselves and our guests.

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