Thinking of some ways to modernise your home in preparation for the summer? Here are a few ideas you can try.
With summer on the horizon, there is no better time than now to perhaps invest in some plant life and greenery to spruce up your home. Not only do plants breathe life into your house through their vibrancy and colours, but there are also significant health benefits to having plants around. Plants such as Aloe vera, Peace lilies and spider plants are NASA proven to improve air quality in your home, and English ivy is even said to help you concentrate in the workplace, so it would be perfect for a study when you want to focus.
There are a ton of different ways to display plants in your home, from simple plant pot designs to wall decorations, to hanging baskets and ceiling displays, so there’s plenty of room to get creative. With summer hopefully bringing some natural sunlight and better weather our way, greenery should also be a little easier to maintain, alongside your garden.
The minimalist style is quickly becoming a growing trend, with its easy-to-maintain design and the productive vibe it gives off, and it is no wonder that property investment companies such as RW Invest use minimalist interior styling for their student studio apartments, providing tenants with a flexible living space that adapts to their needs.
Going for a minimalist approach in your home can be a good way of de-cluttering and tidying away mess, leaving your living space simplified and helping you to be as productive as you can be. Clear your surfaces, have available only what you need on a day-to-day basis, and perhaps invest in some smart storage to keep unnecessary stuff out of the way while you get on with your day. Some great choices include sleek, curved tables and chairs that aren’t overstuffed, and ottoman-styled beds and furniture that can double up as additional storage without taking up extra space.
Pairing up with the ‘minimalist’ theme talked about, smart lighting is a fantastic way of changing the vibe of a room without having to move around any furniture. By installing a single smart light bulb in a room, you can alter the mood through smartphone control, changing colours depending on the time of day or activity you are doing. Once you’ve made the initial investment you are good to go, so there’s no need to shift everything around in the room and cause additional mess. Using smart lighting can also help in establishing an ‘accent colour’ in your home, something that many recommend in achieving a minimalist vibe in the home.
On the subject of smartphone control, using tech to secure your home is also an important benefit. New developments in CCTV cameras and smart doorbells allow you to be in better control of your home, and with the ability to record directly into the cloud (accessible via your phone at any point), the need for excess boxes and wires is reduced, meaning you can upgrade to devices that are sleek, discreet, and ultimately less of an eyesore in the modern home.