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Prepare Your Home for Summer
A summer at home can be just as enjoyable as a summer away. For most of us this year, a holiday at home will be the reality. With the right tools and interior know-how, you can transform your space into a seasonal haven that is perfect for any staycation. Read on for our top tips that will prepare your home for the sunshine season.
Tidy Home: Tidy Mind
The most important thing to do when preparing your home for summer is to give it a good spring clean. This phrase will mean different things to different people, but one of the greatest things that a spring clean can help you do is to declutter. This is the first step to getting your home summer-ready. It might be finding that old record collection at the back of the cupboard, or clearing out your wardrobe of the clothes you no longer need. Whatever it looks like for you, decluttering your home is a great way to refresh it. Once you are rid of unnecessary items, you will be left with the things you truly value and this will help your home be a happier place too.
Assigning a place for every item in your home is a way to ensure it stays uncluttered for longer. As you assess every item, assign it a place where it can easily go back to - be it a basket, on a bookshelf or tucked away in a sideboard. Take a look at our range of sideboards for stylish ways to minimise your mess.
Soak up the Natural Light
With your home freshly clean and decluttered, it’s time to fill the space with light. One of the greatest ways to make the most of the summer within your home is to harness the natural light and fresh air. Natural light not only brightens the home, but it is good for our health too. So swap out your heavy curtains for sheer billowy pieces that will maximise the natural light and let the fresh air pass through them.
Place mirrors within your favourite rooms to reflect natural light back in from all angles. This will create the illusion of space as well as doubling your light source. Incorporating mirrors into your everyday furniture can be an easy way to do this. A mirrored shoe cabinet like this one will blend in with its surroundings and will prove to be practical as well as adding to your light.
Redecorate and Refresh
Redecorating is a surefire way to lift the atmosphere of your home and make it feel brand new. But this doesn’t mean you have to cover your entire house in dust sheets and paint every wall. Redecorating your home for summer can look much simpler. Use your textiles and furniture to bring in brighter colours like sunshine yellow, or different shades of pink. Florals and citrus fruits will draw the eye and create a summery feel too. Fill a room with the real thing, or feature them on your cushions and throws.
Bring the Outdoors In
It might be through a collection of houseplants, or through earthy shades like natural tones of brown and green. Bringing a hint of the outdoors inside can help you feel more connected to nature - as well as add to the decor. Woody textured furnishings can be a great way to do this too, whether that’s your tables and chairs or bookcases and sideboards. Our Bruno Open Back Bookcase is a stylish, modern way to bring this woody texture into your home through its oak effect finish. Have some textured baskets nearby as another handy storage solution and refresh your candles and soaps with light, summery scents that will help to transform your home.
Enjoy Your Space
However you bring the season into your home this summer, we hope you are truly able to enjoy your home through giving it a new lease of life. And whether it’s your everyday reception rooms or you’re brightening up the hallway, take a look at our stylish storage solutions that will help to keep your house feeling modern, tidy and, most importantly, like home!