If you’re looking forward to summer, you’re probably thinking of ways you can prepare. Of course you can change up your wardrobe, swap your makeup, and change your hairstyle. But what about your home? Your home needs to be prepared for the summer heat too, or you could get a little uncomfortable. Not just that, giving your home a summer makeover can be a lot of fun! Here are 12 ways you can prepare your home for summer!
Get Rid of Weeds
It’s nice to spend a lot of time in the garden come summer, but the garden doesn’t look great when it’s covered in weeds. Get rid of weeds as much as you can to tidy up your garden. You can use a mixture of weed killer and manual labor; just get your gloves on and go at them with all your might! They’ll come back after a while, but you can keep them at bay for a bit. If you don’t want to do this yourself, hire somebody else to do a good job of it.
Plant New Flowers
I love planting new flowers in my garden during summer. The best thing about summer is that so many new and exciting flowers can flourish! Some flowers that grow in winter won’t able to grow in summer, and vice versa. To make your garden nice and pretty, make sure you pick your favorite summer flowers and plant them as soon as the time is right. There’s so much information online and in books that you have no excuse for a messy, ugly garden!
Buy New Garden Furniture
As you’ll want to spend a lot of time in your garden, it’ll be beneficial to invest in new garden furniture. Get a table and a few chairs and you’ll be able to invite your friends over whenever the sun comes out. Perhaps you could consider replacing your garden fencing so you have more privacy. You could even get a hammock or a garden swing, depending on your budget and how much time you want to spend in the garden!
Add a Water Feature
Water features make the garden so tranquil and relaxing, and there’s one to suit all budgets. You could get a small fountain feature, or a full on pond if you’re committed to the idea. It all depends on your budget, how much room you have, and how much maintenance you want to do. You’ll love sitting in the garden after you’ve installed your water feature.
Go for Lighter Colors
Dark colors make a room seem small and warm, but light colors help to open it up and make it light and airy. If you can give your home a makeover in lighter colors, you’ll automatically feel cooler and more airy. It’s up to you how light you want to go, but neutral colors never go out of style! You’ll still have a glamorous looking home with lighter colors, so don’t worry.
Add Natural Elements
Natural elements in the home help it to feel cosy without needing too many ‘warm’ textures. Bamboo, slate, and wood all work really well for summer. They help to give a home a summery feel while giving a comforting look. You don’t want your house to look too cold or clinical. Take a look on some online magazines if you need decor inspiration. You’ll find plenty!
Replace Window Treatments
You don’t want large, heavy curtains on your windows during summer. They’ll help to keep the heat in, which isn’t really what you want when it’s at its highest. You should invest in some lighter curtains, and even some blinds to help keep the rooms cool but all of the light out if you need it.
Add Bright Accessories
If you want to add more of a summer feel to your home, you can add bright accessories. These will add personality and character to your home. You can easily change them if you need to too, so you’re not making any big commitments.
I love adding life to my home at any time of year, but I especially love it during summer. It helps to liven the place up and add color where needed. I usually make sure I have some flowers in a vase, potted plants, and even fresh fruit on display. It all adds to that summery feel. Just make sure you’re willing to maintain your plants!
Test Your Air Con
There’s nothing worse during summer than realising your air con isn’t working optimally. You’ll be way too hot, and nobody wants to have to take ice baths all day long to cool down. Test your air con way before the summer months arrive, and do some maintenance on it to ensure you’ll be just the right temperature. You might even want to invest in a fan or two!
Change Your Bedding
If you still have a really heavy set of bedclothes on your bed during summer, you won’t be able to sleep. Changing your duvet and pillows might seem like a lot of hassle, but you’ll sleep so much better. You need to be just the right temperature to have a quality sleep, and you won’t get that if you’re too hot.
Invest in Bug Repellent
Invest in bug repellent for your home. This means you can have doors and windows open without worrying about anything making its way inside. There’s nothing worse than having bugs of all manor come into your home. By getting a good repellent, you can keep them away and stay cool.
If you use the above 12 techniques, your home will feel so much more summer ready. Making over your home for summer should be fun, so make sure you enjoy yourself as you decorate and prepare. If you don’t want to do too much work, you could simply pick a few things from this guide and do those. As long as you’re comfortable!