Our tips on how to stop, take stock, and craft an inviting summer home.
With clear blue skies, vacations on the horizon and the unmistakable sound of children’s laughter, summer is a real joy to behold. But as we retreat indoors, away from the sizzling sun, it’s important to take a moment to prepare our homes for the long and lazy days ahead. It’s time for a much-needed summer refresh.
Summer is the perfect time to play with your home furnishings, so give your pad a seasonal upgrade with fresh colors – think zesty oranges, sunny yellows and ocean blues. Be brave and opt for bold colours and colorful patterns. Adding a statement vase or maximalist print can change the entire feeling of a room.
As we retreat from the garden and head inside, it’s important not to disconnect from nature entirely. Incorporating a little greenery indoors is the perfect way to stay grounded and in tune with Mother Nature. Plus, studies have proven that filling your home with succulents, leafy plants, and fresh blooms keeps you healthier and happier.
With school out, the kids at home and more time spent indoors, having a house that’s well-organized and free of clutter has never been so important. Take a couple of days to go through your home, room by room, and get rid of things you don’t use or like anymore. Donate items in good condition and bin or recycle the rest. Once everything is decluttered, it’s time to organize. Group pieces together and store them in boxes, or arrange them on a catchall tray or bowl so you can admire them or access them easily later.
Smells Like Summer
Summer decorating is about more than just what meets the eye. Smell is the most powerful of all the senses, so fill the air with tropical, citrusy scents that set the tone. Not only will these uplifting aromas refine your space, but they will also lift your mood, energize your mind and help you relax.