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3 Ways to Spruce up Your Home for Summer

Can you believe that we’re almost nearing towards summer? The first half of this year has pretty much passed by in the blink of an eye and I’m pretty sure it’s not going to stop any time soon! Since the sun’s out (during most of the days anyways) and we’re all looking at new ways to uplift our mood post pandemic, what better way to spend late spring than brightening up your home in time for summer? From lighter shades to minimal accessories, it’s so simple to instantly update the style of your home in time for the hottest season of the year! Here are some tips to help you get started:

Lighten up

It’s no doubt that lighter tones in your home can instantly open up the space and brighten up the room. So, open your windows, ditch the curtains and add a pop of colour with wall prints for some character! Consider painting the walls in your home a fresh white or opt for warm magnolia to inject a little personality as well as to invite as much natural light into your home as possible. What’s more is that lighter walls in your home are the perfect canvas to experiment with and are timeless, so can be prolonged further with small changes along the way to suit each season! If you’ve got a little bit of extra cash to splurge, why not consider installing framed infinity rooflights from Tuffx which will not only amplify the amount of natural light coming into your home, but also provide excellent thermal insulation?

Less is more

There’s nothing like a little spring cleaning, so declutter your accessories and store away those heavy fabrics, because let’s be serious, chunky knit blankets and scattered cushions are all designated for colder temperatures, right? Instead, opt for billowy linen curtains or voiles to allow soft light to flow through the rooms or for added privacy during evenings, there’s also the option for roller blinds. Keeping accessories to a minimal is key, so have one or two citrus candles on show instead to truly evoke a sensory summer experience. Also, try decorative pebbles, particularly for centre pieces such as floating candle holders or a leafy terrarium. If you’re looking for a unique idea, why not try creating your own pebble coasters for the coffee table? Decorative pebbles can be bought from a range of places such as Stones 4 Gardens, to bring the essence of summer into your home and immediately get transported to the shores of a sunny beach!

Go green

Swap sophisticated decoration pieces and ornamental wall art for simplicity in the way of beautiful flowers and feel good plants in your home. Not only do they look and smell amazing, but there’s scientific research to prove that they do wonders for your wellbeing! Don’t have green fingers? Then, succulents are low maintenance and faux ones are just as brilliant. If floral arrangements are not your thing, then why not try floral printed cushion covers or rugs instead? They work just as well and are a great way to revitalise your home in time for summer.

Summer is the perfect excuse to revamp your home! The key is to keep it light and bright, so avoid clutter and darker shades. If you’re on a tight budget, even switching to linen curtains, adding some plants and choosing statement art prints for your walls can turn your home into a summer sanctuary. And, when it’s time for autumn, simply incorporate rustic and leather pieces into your home again!

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4 Comments

  1. I’m definitely going the less-is-more route and it has been great; I want to have a cosy, well-styled home but found it impossible with the amount of stuff that accumulated. Thank goodness for decluttering, recycling and donating stuff! Great post — thanks for the extra ideas.

  2. Adding plants to my room is my favourite way of decorating – plus it lightens the room up, and adds more oxygen to the room!

  3. Wonderful ideas!! I love light and airy spaces as well! Flowers are one of my favorite ways to decorate! Thanks so much for sharing!✨

  4. Drew says:

    A lovely read, and lovely ideas. I’m not sure whether any of this would be worth it for me since we’re looking at homes so we can move. However, they are awesome ideas to think about and maybe implement for our next home. 😊

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