Summer is just around the corner, and if you’re in need of some simple tips to give your home a seasonal feel, you’ve hit the jackpot.
Brought to you by the team from FourWalls, here’s some finance-friendly touches that’ll set a summery tone inside your very own four walls.
1. Bring summer into your home by bringing your fruit and veg to the foreground
If you’ve a load of lemons, a pile of pears or a bunch of bananas, don’t hide them away – instead, bring them to the foreground by turning them into a subtle centrepiece in a nice vase or bowl. The beauty of doing this is that you can make it up of groceries you already have – so it needn’t cost a penny!
2. Nurture nature
Summer is all about the outdoors, so why not bring some of it indoors? From a standalone bouquet of blooms, herb garden or tiered terrarium, to hanging greenery, low-maintenance cacti and fairy gardens, there’s plenty to choose from. If you haven’t already, check out our post on mini indoor gardens for some inspiration.
3. Seasonal scents
Pop some summer-scented potpourri, candles or incense sticks around your home to infuse your rooms with an irresistible fragrance of summer.
4. Let there be light
Pull back your curtains, lift your blinds and let all of that glorious natural light flood in. It’s not unusual to alternate your drapes to match the seasons, so you might even want to splash out on a whole new set – opting for a lighter material and colour will instantly impact the level of light that enters a room. Whilst you’re at it, clean your windows inside out and out to let the maximum amount of light in.
5. Beach it up
We dream about kicking back with the sea in sight, sand between our toes and the sun beating down, so why not bring a hint of the beach into your home? From hanging driftwood, dishes filled with shells and jars jam-packed with sand, there’s ample opportunity to get creative with your own indoor take on the seaside.
6. Rid your home of rugs
Rugs create a warm and cosy tone over the cooler months of winter, but you could consider putting them to one side during summer to help your room exude a lighter look and feel. If you’d feel bare underfoot without a carpet, think about replacing heavy rugs with lighter alternatives, instead.
When we picture summer, it throws up images of light and airy landscapes, so why not try replicating this feel in your home? De-cluttering your shelves, surface-tops and furniture will help to create more space for light to radiate through your rooms.