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Five ways to get your home ready for summer

Summer, is there anything better? Yes - - - a beautiful home in the summer! It’s easy to revamp your space ready for the summer months. From letting the natural light flood in without ruining your furniture, to bringing the outside in, here’s a few simple tips and tricks to get your home summer ready.

white sheer linen curtain

01. Lighten up

Summer is almost always associated with light and bright so adopt a light and bright colour palette. If your home is made up of neutral tones, introducing fresh shades like gentle-but-bright pinks, blues, yellows or greens can instantly lift your space. If your home has mainly bold, bright colours or a darker scheme, introducing lighter shades is easy. Throw some white, cream or beige cushions with soft delicate patterns on your sofa, or dot about some natural accent pieces. Think creamy shells, little white pebbles, or natural crystals, all of which instantly creates a softer, summer-esque feeling. We also love to use soft, flowing sheer curtains to add a delicate texture to the space.

white transparent roller blinds with piano in foreground

02. Let it shine

Getting your space sparkling clean is a great way to lift and brighten. Get rid of all dust and cobwebs, and make those windows, mirrors and surfaces sparkle. Fix-up your outside space, removing any debris or bits and pieces that may have accumulated over the winter months. Store away unnecessary rugs or heavy sofa and bed throws to create a more spacious impression and add sheer curtains or blinds to your windows to allow the natural sunlight to fill your room without being over-bearing. They will also help to stop the cast of A Bugs Life entering your home if the window needs to be open!

Green wool living room curtains

03. Out with the old…

What better time to invest in some new bedding, freshen up your walls with a lick of paint, or choose some fresh new curtains or blinds for your home? Light voiles or curtains that let light into your home are perfect in the summer months, making the most of that beautiful sunlight. Or use them to inject some colour and energy into your home.

full table of breakfast food with blue curtains in the background

04. Visualise

A fabulous way to bring summer to your home is through art or photography - - - particularly that of beautiful exotic landscapes, white beaches, sea or stunning sun-filled scenery. Why not use your own photographs? Using your holidays and memories as inspiration, fill a wall in your home and bring summer straight into your space.

big house plant in front of brick wall

05. Go green

Plants are a fantastic way to get your home summer ready and so versatile too. We love introducing plants and flowers (real or not) into every room of our home. The introduction of colour, especially green which can be missing from your home, sings of lazy sun-filled days and leisurely walks in beautiful gardens. Clear a surface area or shelf and pop a few potted plants here instead. Go all out and purchase a large plant and watch it transform an unused corner of your room.

But MOST of all, be sure to breathe, relax and enjoy your space. This is the ultimate way to bring summer energy into your home!