Easy Ways To Make Your Home More Relaxing For The Summertime

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Now that the restrictions are easing, you may be considering how to improve your home in time for the summer. Due to the nice weather, lighter evenings, and generally happier mood, we are more likely to entertain at home and have friends over during the summer. If your home is in need of some TLC, here are some home improvement ideas for the summer so that you can impress your friends and family with your stylish home when they visit.

 Not only will redecorating give you something to do and can be very therapeutic, but did you know that being surrounded by soothing colours will make you feel calmer? Avoid bright colours and garish patterns in favour of soothing blues, greens, and greys, whites, and beiges that are suitable for the entire family in the summertime. Small yet powerful touches like new carpets and curtains will make the world of difference to the ambience of your home. You could choose to use Pay Weekly Carpets if you can’t justify forking out for a whole home refit straight away. 

Repurposing old furniture is a great way to improve your home without spending a fortune. It can completely transform the look of a room, whether you choose to give your cabinets a fresh coat of paint or get a little more creative and turn that old ottoman into a cozy window seat. You can find a plethora of upcycling ideas on Pinterest, so put your creative hat on and completely transform your home!

Jazz up your kitchen/diner
When you have company over, the kitchen/dining room is a popular hangout spot. Consider investing in your kitchen/diner if it is dated and in need of a refresh so that when you do have company, you can impress them with your design skills. Again, improving and re-doing your kitchen/dining room does not have to be expensive. If your cabinets are in good shape, freshening them up with paint will make a huge difference. You could even make a kitchen island out of repurposed furniture!

Create a cosy outside space
Whether or not you use your garden on a regular basis, you have to admit that it's nice to be sitting outside in the sun with company and some ice cold drinks in the summer. Consider constructing an alfresco seating area that will allow you to enjoy the sunshine while remaining cool and relaxing for a few hours with your friends and family. Another clever trick is to plant a few flower beds so you have something to look at while soaking up the rays.

Think about smells
The scent you have in your home can affect how relaxed you are, and some scents are more relaxing than others. Consider lavender if you want to feel more relaxed or if you want to calm down your children. White candles add a sense of calm and relaxation as well. Think about colours to match your decor that will also go hand in hand with a scent you can’t resist.

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