As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, it’s time to pack up your woollens, put away your boots and get ready for summer.
It’s also a great opportunity to revitalise your home to give it a bright and vibrant feel.
Refreshing your home doesn’t need to break the bank either – these simple ideas will bring your home out of hibernation and into a summery sensation.
Step 1: Spruce up your bedroom with new bed linen
You can say goodbye to tossing and turning on hot summer nights, especially with some new bed linen.
Pack away your flannelette and polyester bed linen for next winter.
Natural fabrics such as cotton breathe better – a much-needed quality during the summer months.
Summer is time to move away from dark colours.
Think fresh colours, bright florals and vibrant patterns to brighten up your bedroom.
For a coastal-inspired feel, choose blue, green or white bed linen.
The finishing touch for your bedroom is a summer-inspired coverlet.
Choose one in anything from calm white and nautical-inspired designs to bright patterns and pretty flowers. It’s a simple way to refresh your bedroom for summer.
Step 2: Update your space with modern curtains and blinds
An easy way to transform the look of a room is by changing curtains and blinds.
Add a touch of summer to your home with fresh white blinds that allow natural light to filter through, bamboo roll-up blinds for a modern Scandinavian look or – our favourite – neutral sun-out blinds.
Sun-out roller blinds will keep the harsh summer sun out, protect the family from glare and even protect the furniture from fading.
They also help keep in the warmth when winter rolls back around, so they’re perfect for year-round functionality.
Step 3: Style your home with refreshing decor
Updating your home decor is an affordable way to add summer personality to your home – from bright ceramic planters along your kitchen window to fragrant diffusers and stylish, beach-inspired ornaments on your hallway table.
Affordable home decorating items make it easy to refresh your home’s décor.
In your lounge room, put away winter cushions and replace them with new summer-toned cushions.
The fresh pops of summer colours can continue to your dining room with a simple change of dining chair covers, a vibrant new tablecloth or even updated table accessories such as placemats and coasters.
You should also consider coloured glass mosaic and ceramic vases, which are perfect for summer flower displays.
Step 4: Create a peaceful and refreshing outdoor area
Summer is the perfect time to entertain outside with family and friends.
Make your outdoor living area an extension of your home.
Creating a tranquil outdoor area is affordable with simple coloured lights, beanbags and lanterns, as well as outdoor rugs and cushions.
With a few simple touches, your home will be the destination of choice for barbecues and get-togethers on balmy nights.
Help your home shed those winter blues and get it ready to enjoy long, lazy days and summertime entertaining with those closest to you.