Summer is well on its way. We’re getting stuck into spring and the warmer weather that it has to offer, but if you’re anything like us, then you’ll be waiting with bated breath for summer. So, if you can’t wait, then making sure that your home feels more summery could be the first step. It will also mean that your home will be ready by the time that it comes around.

Work on Your Outdoor Space

Create an outdoor space that you can really be proud of come summer time. Start with simple things like a top up or refresh of your exterior paint, or replacing any guttering. Then move on to how you can make your outdoor space more enjoyable. A comfortable seating arrangement, and outdoor rug and cushions, and an area to cook food all work well. Opt for vinyl and wicker as materials for long lasting furniture – so you can enjoy your space year after year. Consider every one of your five senses and how this outdoor area will affect them.

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Lighten Your Windows

When it comes to the inside of your house, you can make it feel summery by ensuring that your rooms are as light and airy as possible. Winter often requires heavy fabrics to keep the heat in and the cold out, but in order to let in as much light as possible, you need to get rid of these. Choose sheer or light coloured, natural fabrics such as linen and cotton for your window dressings.

Swap Out Your Linens

This works two fold. As the weather gets warmer, you’ll want to take off your heavy duvets and swap them for something lighter. Again, choose natural fabrics, but don’t be afraid to go bright and bold with your patterns. Florals and beach patterns are always great for summer time to instantly brighten your mood.

Change your headboard from a metal one to a wooden one for a more natural feel.

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Bring the Outside In

We all know that summer doesn’t necessarily means blazing sunshine and warm temperatures for months. In reality, it will rain. Sometimes. So, make sure that the interior of your home is just as cheery by bring the outside in. A burst of green and colour as you walk in will lift the room immeasurably. Choose a brightly coloured pot for your plant – and make sure that your plant is suitable for the indoors.

 Change Your Lighting

It’s something that is really easy to get used to once you’ve picked something that you like, but equally, changing up your lighting can make a real difference to a room. Pick something natural, casual and coastal themed, in rattan or wood.