With temperatures slowly creeping up, summer has been teasing us with warmer weather and longer days. With warmer evenings approaching, it’s time to get your home ready for the summer solstice.
To help you get your house looking spic and span for summer, follow these tips for a fresh summer home. You can thank us later!
Switch your bedding to lighter and more colourful sets
Whilst snuggling up in a thick duvet is blissful in winter months, when summer rolls around you’ll want something lighter. Studies show that being cooler helps improve your sleep quality, so consider investing in a summer-weight duvet.
Whilst you’re at it, freshen things up with a bright, floral duvet sets to keep your bedroom feeling bright and airy.
Declutter and organise the rooms
Over the course of the year, it’s surprising how many trinkets you can pick up. Before you know it, your home can end up feeling cluttered.
By decluttering each season, you’ll minimise the amount of clutter that builds up, making cleaning easy in your paired-back space. If there are some things you really want to keep, consider upcycling or donating them to a friend.
Revamp your wardrobe
Although British summers can be somewhat unpredictable, you probably won’t need your puffer jacket and Ugg boots.
Embrace the changing seasons and fill your wardrobe with light and colourful clothes (think linens and pastels!).
Although knowing British summer, it is wise to keep your women´s thermals on hand. That way, should there be an unexpected cold snap, you won’t have to go to the loft to get them.
Update your living room colours
If you’re looking to spruce things up or summer, it’s a good idea to swap out wintery rugs, cushions, candles (we’re looking at you, winter scents!) and other decorations for summery accessories. Think about summery, cool colours to make the space feel bright, airy and cool.
When it comes to candles, opt for fruity summer fragrance rather than anything too heavy. This should help lift the space and create a tranquil feel to your home.
Lighting and plants
On a hot summers’ day, the last thing you need is the heat from a light. Try to keep lights to a minimum and instead replace them with plants. Adding a touch of greenery brings the outside in and is a great way to freshen up your living space.
Tidy up and prepare your garden
As nights get longer, there’s a good chance you’ll be spending more time in your garden, so it’s important to keep it looking its best.
Try to water the roots regularly and add compost every so often to help your garden thrive.
And there you have it! If you’re looking forward to summer, make sure you’ve sorted your wardrobe, had a thorough clear out and switched your décor accordingly.
Then, all that’s left is to invite around your friends and family for a summer party or two.