A guide to home decoration tips for summer. From simple clean ups to bold accessories, you can breathe new life into your home without breaking the bank.
When the sunshine begins to make more appearances and temperatures are warmer we all make changes to our wardrobes. We naturally introduce lighter fabrics and more summery colours. Just like our look, our homes can benefit from a freshen up with the onset of summer. Breathing new life into our home environment doesn’t have to break the bank either. Simple cleaning ideas and bold accessories can transform your home and make you fall in love with it all over again.
Summer Cleaning Tips
Before you think about decoration ideas you should start with a good base. De-cluttering is the start of any home makeover. Anything you haven’t used in over a year is a prime candidate for the car boot or charity shop. You can also of course pack away winter boots and coats out of sight to cut down on clutter. Doing this regularly will maintain a fresh home. Carpets can easily become tired, particularly over winter with muddy, wet shoes coming into the house frequently. Investing in carpet cleaning can brighten carpets in just a matter of hours as well as extending their life. Carpet cleaning in London is available at favourable cost so is a good investment to consider. Giving your windows a good clean will also help make the most of the great light quality in the summer so make the most of it whilst it lasts.
Bright And Bold Accessories
Over winter we snuggle ourselves away on the sofa with cuddly throws and cushions. Bringing the bold and bright colours of summer into the home with accessories, however, can start a new season with style and doesn’t have to cost the earth. Summer colour palettes can include pinks, purples or lime greens. Aquas and oranges are also tempting. It doesn’t matter which colour you are drawn to, a change is as good as a rest as they say. Invest in cushions, rugs and accessories such as vases to create a summer feel. If budget permits, putting heavy dark curtains into storage in favour of lighter window treatments will let that valuable light stream into living spaces.
Fresh Up Your Walls
You don’t have to organise a complete redecoration to freshen up your home. Today’s wallpaper aisle offers an incredible range of papers to help create a statement easily without have to paper the whole room. Choose a feature section such as chimney breast or alcoves to introduce exciting print and colour for a complete new look with just the cost of a roll of wallpaper.
There are plenty of ways to freshen up your home for summer. Whether you just want to rid your home of any winter tiredness through cleaning and freshening or if you are prepared to go a bit further with bright and colourful accessories and touches, none of it needs to cost the earth. Seasonal changes can make a big difference to the way your living space feels.
Smith is an interiors specialist who writes for a number of homes magazines and websites. He wrote this article on behalf of Starlet Cleaning.