Are you ready for summer? More importantly, is your home ready for summer? We’ve got some quick tips for making sure your home is summer ready.
Mix in some light, breezy fabrics like gauze and linen to give a more relaxed, airy feel and help things keep cool on hot, sticky days. Swap out winter’s dark colors and heavy fabrics for lighter, brighter tablecloths, rugs, and even bedding for an instant summer make over.
Bring in some plant life; you don’t need to plant an entire summer garden, just a few containers of easy-to-grow plants will bring the benefit of green to your home. If you’re really tight on space, consider a hanging terrarium or aerium. If you’ve got the space, consider planting a pot of strawberries or tomatoes to really enjoy the colors and flavors of summer.
It doesn’t matter whether you have a huge yard or a tiny fire escape sized balcony, it’s time to start putting it to use. Take advantage of warm summer nights with sustainable outdoor furniture and solar lighting. If you’ve got space, take your meals outside as well, dining al fresco is one of the best parts of summer.
Summer is the time to be bold and fearless with your color choices. Go ahead and grab those lime green solar lanterns, or the colorful outdoor rug. Don’t be afraid of mixing and matching colors and patterns and add color in unexpected places, like dish towels or napkins.
Work some natural materials into your home, like bamboo, sisal, natural wood and other things that channel the outdoors. You can create a beachy vibe with light colors and sandy textures, or go more woodsy with warmer tones and woods. The idea is to add texture and visual interest that says “outside” into your space.