While we all love a chunky knit blanket and toasted cinnamon candles, with the warmer months approaching its always nice to update your home and move with the seasons. Not only will it give you a chance to do a good spring clean but you can also fall back in love with rooms that have been in hibernation through the chillier part of the year. So, shake off the cobwebs, pull back the curtains and inject your home with a boost of vitality and some much needed rejuvenation that comes with the summer months.
Plantify your home
Nothing screams summer more than a vase of flowers in the window, so why not take it that one step further and jazz up your home with an influx of greenery. Whether it’s a cheese plant in the hallway, coconut palm in the bathroom or ivy in the kitchen, creating stylish décor with living accessories will not only improve the air quality of your home and look great it will also help boost your mood and keep stress levels at bay throughout the day. Plants go with almost any interior so invest in some leafy accents and give your space a new lease of life.
Summer demands colour
The warm golden hues of the winter months are now looking a little tired as the days edge longer and the nights become brighter. By simply swapping your burnt orange cushions with light blue or soft pink ones you can help help swing a little spring into your interior and infuse some extra colour into your home. Sometimes the best way to inject an extra dimension is to swap drab lampshades for a statement piece whether you fancy a bright pink velvet shade or a completely modern geometric design, be experimental with colour and get creative this summer.
Let the Light in
When it comes to being experimental with interior design especially in the summer months, it’s all about being confident, taking no prisoners and being as wild as you like with your imagination. Don’t let anxiety about bright colours and contrasting textures stop you, with natural light flooding the scene you can be as controversial as you like with your palette. So, draw back the curtains clear the windowsills and maximise the amount of sunshine your space gets, because summer is an interior accessory in itself.
Declutter and rediscover
Summer is the perfect time to sort through the mess and forgotten areas of your home that are sure to have accumulated dust, various shoes and potentially hair clips and other miscellaneous objects over the winter months. By giving your home a good clear out you can take a few tips from the Scandinavians and be smart with storage to prevent another pile up of neglected garments and lost socks. Make the bottom of the wardrobe into a shoe compartment or place an offbeat coat stand where the pile of outerwear was collecting dust.
Whether you live in shared ownership in Newham, you’re a first-time buyer in London or you’re looking for houses for sale in Harrow, love your home and make it a little more you. Summer is the best time to freshen up and get creative so take advantage and take the plunge. There’s no time like the present!
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