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 summertime. 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 like a rattan sofa set (look up “clearance garden furniture” on the Web to find a handful of options), an outdoor rug and cushions, and an area to cook food can help in achieving this.
Change Your Lighting
Regardless of the furniture and other decor elements present in a home, lighting can make or break the look of any given space. You can find plenty of new designs for indoor or outdoor lighting, and based on your preferences and budget, get the upgrades started. Pick something natural, casual, or coastal-themed, depending on the appearance you are looking to achieve.
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.
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.