Summer makes anything seem possible! These months are the most exciting time of year. It’s no surprise that many of us are ready to make improvements to our homes during this time. If you’ve been meaning to revamp your home, but you’re not sure where to start, here are a few hints and tips.
Summer is the time for light, bright, and beautiful! It’s all about sunshine, so why not bring the sun inside by making your rooms brighter? If you want to make the most of the natural light in your home, there are a few ways to go about it. Cleaning the windows is a great start! We often don’t realise how grubby they are until we give them a quick clean. It can lighten up your whole room and also make the house seem fresher and brighter. Give it a go and see what happens! You don’t even need chemicals, many people swear by white vinegar to clean windows.
Once the windows are shining, from them with some light coloured curtains. A great way to let in maximum natural light is to choose curtain poles that are much wider than the windows. That way, you can open the curtains as wide as possible and let in the most light.
Other ways to brighten up the interior of your home include painting the walls light colours and adding light, neutral throws to sofas and beds. This not only reflects the light and makes the room sunnier; it also makes it appear larger!
Improve the garden
In these warm months, most of us want to be outdoors as much as possible! Household DIY can largely late for the colder months. Why not work on improving the garden? You could set yourself a special project to complete over the summer since the long evenings give you more time to get things done. How about turning a corner of your garden into a vegetable patch? Or setting up a delightful patio area?
A seating area can be an enjoyable project if you don’t like getting too dirty. Once you’ve got the decking or slabs laid, you can have plenty of fun decorating and choosing furniture. Composite wood benches are comfortable and attractive, while vintage wrought iron chairs look stylish. You can finish off with some outdoor candles, or some solar-powered fairy lights for some added sparkle to your patio. Don’t forget a barbeque so that you can entertain guests!
Paint your exteriors
Why not make the most of the drier weather by painting the outside of your home? This could be the doors and window frames, the fencing, or even the entire house. Choose light shades that reflect the sun, since painting your exteriors in a dark tone can cause it to absorb heat, which can damage your property. If you don’t want to take on a whole painting project, there are other ways to add a splash of colour to your home. Why not plant some vibrant flowers in your front garden, or arrange some beautiful hanging baskets around the front door?
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