Now that summer is almost here in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s time to start thinking about great ways you can begin to freshen up your home for the summery weather ahead. Summertime always conjures up images of spending the days outdoors on the patio or in the backyard, enjoying the sunshine and warm weather alongside friends and family. If this sounds like the kind of summer you have planned, read ahead to learn about some top tips for making your space a place to remember.
A Touch Of Paint
Undoubtedly when it comes to doing up a space, painting is the first thing that comes to most people’s minds as a way to freshen the entire area without having to break the bank. It’s an easy task in most instances to just whack a coat of paint on the walls and enjoy your new vibe, but for a truly unique and bold change, why not go with a cool feature wall in a different colour than you normally would go with? Deep plum colours, ruby, jade or sapphire shades are popular options, depending on your tastes and the ambience you want in a room. Otherwise, consider using wallpaper for cool and funky patterns on smaller feature walls such as in alcoves.
Tell Tale Textiles
For an instant makeover why not consider using a cushion with bright red colouring on it? Red always brings focus to a spot in a room and will make any old space look new again. These linen cushions are the perfect example of a textile that can really make a space whole again and look like new. But if you want bright outdoor cushions, you can rest assured that it will really make your patio pop for all those summer barbecues you have slotted in throughout the season. So what are you waiting for? Bring everything to life again with fresh, fun textiles.
A Bit Of Brightness
Ever notice how lighting can really set a mood? We have! If you’re looking for a great way to change up a room or a space, consider adding hanging candles, lanterns, fairy lights, tea lights and other forms of lighting to create new and wonderful vibes that work well together. Lighting can elevate any space from zero to hero purely by lighting some candles in old mason or jam jars and placing them strategically around the area – especially on patios, balconies, decks or in backyards. For an added bit of pizzazz, consider painting the jars beforehand to really create a superb vibe everyone will want to emulate.
So if you’ve been looking for a great way to ignite the summer season this year, consider some of the top tips mentioned above. With so many cool ways to really make the summer nights shine, there’s no better time than now to get prepared for all the festivities the season will bring. So what’s on your list to do this season and how will you get ready? We’d love to hear from you!