As soon as summer makes its presence noticed, we can’t wait to get rid of the heavy curtains and thick carpets, to open the doors and windows and to invite the breeze in. There are lots of other ways in which you can embrace the new season so explore them all and pick the ones that best suit you and your home.
Invite nature in and add a bit of organic beauty to your home. You can plant tiny succulents in shells or in glass containers and display them on the coffee table or anywhere else in the house. They’re easy to care for and they add color to the room.
If there’s not enough room on the deck for all the furniture you want to bring outside, consider moving everything onto the grass.
Rearrange the furniture in the living room and find new focal points. There’s no point in having the sofa and the chairs face the fireplace. Focus on the views and the natural light more by placing the seating area close to the windows.
Remember how sleepy you used to get as soon as it was getting dark outside during winter months? Well, those days are gone. Now the days are longer and you can spend more time enjoying them so light up your porch, terrace and garden and set up comfy seating areas for you and your guests.
Give old furniture a fresh new look. You can update an old chair, table or desk using spray paint. Use paint with a glossy finish to give the piece a modern twist.
Combine white with wood for a fresh and clean look, perfect for the summer. It’s a combination that would suit the bedroom but it can also be adapted for other rooms.
Try a nautical approach and add a striped area rug to your living or dining room combined with navy blue curtains and maybe even a few red accents. Keep the décor simple but cohesive throughout.
As a general rule, try to get rid of anything that’s dark and gloomy and replace those elements with bright and cheerful accents. You can use light-colored slipcovers for the couch and chairs so you don’t have to get new furniture.
Hang string lights and lanterns on your deck or patio and enjoy a romantic dinner outdoors or entertain your guests in a relaxing and charming ambiance.
It would also be fun to try some summer DIYs. For example, collect a few empty bottles and use them as vases. Put a cute little flower in each one and gather them in a box or tray.
Give your old fan a makeover and turn it into a rainbow fan. It’s all really simple: paint each blade a different color and arrange them in any order you want, depending on the visual effect you wish to create.