Talk about summer and the first thing that comes to your mind is the hot, humid weather. However, summer can be much more than just the hot sun and some outdoor fun. The season can inspire you in more ways than one.
One area where you can derive plenty of inspiration from summer is home décor. Try making the most of the hot season by decorating your home with summer inspired décor items. Wondering how to go about it? Then Dr Prem Jagyasi suggest some tips that will help you out in the matter.
Switch to organic cotton upholstery
Come summer and it would be time to remove all those heavy bedding that kept you warm throughout winter. Welcome summer with a change by opting for organic cotton bed sheets that would help keep the heat away. Make it more pleasing with bright floral patterns that would add more flair and vibrancy to the rooms. This way, you can chase away the darkness that came with winter with the colorful hues that are more summer like.
Decorative Ceiling Fans and Lamps
Summer is the time all those ceiling fans in your home take center stage. Opt to make this otherwise bland piece of accessory more vibrant by replacing it with more decorative alternatives. For instance, there are many stores that sell ceiling fans in decorative colors and patterns which would look great for a summertime living room.
Companies like Luceplan also sell ceiling fans with transparent blades to create an illusion like effect. You can also opt for ceiling fans which come with attached lighting options. Choose a lamp that offers a soft glow to provide a cool, convenient indoor atmosphere.
Replace the Vases
Summer is probably the time you would want to replace all those old vases lying around the house. Make this change a bit more creative by opting for other alternatives like tea cup, tureen and even a pitcher to keep the flowers in. This will definitely add to the room’s new summer look.
Arrange Flower Bouquets
Summer is the time when you want to be bringing a lot of plants and flowers into the house. So make the best use of this opportunity to arrange flower bouquets in vases which you can then place at several locations inside the house (possibly each room). There is no need to opt for expensive flowers for the same. Just pick up some local flowers from the supermarket, mix and match them to create an interesting pattern, and display them in vases around the home.
Create LED Lanterns
Summer is the time when you would start experiencing a lot of power cuts. So get ready for these cuts with some DIY lanterns. Candles generate heat, so do incandescent lights. Your best bet would be to opt for LED lights fitted into eco-friendly lanterns made of wood or bamboo. String a couple of these lanterns along the front porch and every one would know you have welcomed summer with aplomb.
Opt for Floral Crockery
Extending your love for flowers beyond the vases and bed sheets, try incorporating them in various other items around the house as well. For instance, you can opt to transform an otherwise bland white cookware into a more colorful, vibrant alternative. All you need for the project is some ceramic paint to paint floral patterns of your choice on the cookware, thus making it summer ready in no time at all.
Choose to repaint your home
Summer is all about being bright and cheerful. So choose to repaint the walls in your home with a more cheerful color like yellow or butter cream. In addition to chasing away the winter gray, this would allow your home to recover from the cold months and get ready for the hotter ones. Remember, dark colors would tend to be foreboding while very bright colors would be blinding. Choose soft hues of bright colors like yellow and red to welcome summer in the best way possible.
Summer is one of the best seasons to make some changes to your home décor. From choosing organic fabrics and decorating with flower vases to repainting your home, these summer inspired décor tips will make your home all the more ready to welcome the warmer climate with open hands.