Friday 8 July 2016

Some Of The Top Ways To Renovate Your Home For Summer

When it comes to renovating your home, there’s no better time to do it than during summer. Whether you’re making big or small changes, summer is the perfect time to make a change. It’s warmer, so if you have any issues with heating, you don’t need to worry as much. Not only that, each new season is a great time to give your home a new look. You don’t have to make huge changes, of course, but simply adding a fresh coat of paint or a new accessory could make your home look brand new. If you want a bit of inspiration, the following tips can help you:

I don't regret selecting the feature wall that I did, the way the sun shines through is lovely!

Add A Feature Wall
A feature wall is a great addition to any home. The only thing you should do is make sure you don’t have too many of them. Two in one house is definitely enough, but it’s up to you where you put them. One feature wall to a room is enough. You could place yours in the living room, bedroom, kitchen - wherever you like. The idea is that this wall draws the eye before any other wall, and creates a cool focal point in the room. While some people might simply use a large accessory as a focal point, creating a feature wall can be a lot of fun and a great way to show off your personality. You can use paint, wallpaper, lots of pictures, or even a texture to create your feature wall. Whatever you prefer and feel suits the ambiance of your room best!

To get this right, you really need to make sure you pick the right wall to feature. It shouldn’t have anything distracting on it, like windows or doors. Ideally, it’ll be a completely blank wall. In the bedroom, for instance, the feature wall could be the wall right behind the bed.

Pick A New Colour Scheme
Picking a new colour scheme for summer can work really well too. It doesn’t take much effort to paint the walls, and is a simple way to change things up. Maybe you could pick a more summery colour scheme, something with brights or pastels. You could even make it more neutral, so you can create the feel you want with the help of accessories. Neutral colours never go out of fashion, and they are so easy to accessorise. You don’t want to paint your house every few months, so picking something you won’t get sick of is a good idea. You can use a colour wheel to select your new scheme if you need help choosing mixed/matched colours. Contrasting colours can be an amazing way to make your home look more fun and unique!

Change Your Window Treatments
Having big, heavy curtains can be great for colder climates and even old period houses. But when summer comes, you want to be able to control the temperature of your home easier, as well as let in lots of natural light. How do you do this? With blinds! The Blinds Superstore has some great examples of different blinds you can select for your home. You can even just change to a lighter, more sheer curtain if you prefer. The great thing about blinds, though, is that you can control the amount of light you let in, and there’s always the option for more privacy.

Swap Your Accessories/Add New Ones
Swapping over your accessories or buying new accessories can add more personality to your home and give it a summer vibe. If you want things to seem really summery, you could purchase some colourful pictures and add some coloured pillows to your sofa. You could have a set of accessories you use for the colder months and a set you use for the summer months, and swap them over accordingly. Then you don’t have to spend a fortune constantly buying new accessories. The great thing about using accessories to make an impact is that they can really help to turn your house into a home.

My dad's garden, once in season it's one of the loveliest home gardens I've ever seen!

Makeover Your Garden
Having a pretty garden in the summer is a great way to bring your home up to date. People enjoy spending more time in the garden come summer, so you want to make sure yours is all ready. Whether you want to spend alone time there reading a book or invite your friends over for a BBQ, there are many things you can do. Make sure your lawn is well manicured, and get rid of as many weeds as possible. You can add more flowers if you like too, making sure to include lots of pretty colours. Bear in mind the types of flowers you include will affect the scent of your garden too - include all of the sense for the best experience! Water features make amazing garden accessories, and add a real feel of tranquility. Having a good seating area is a good idea, so you can spend time in the sun and maybe even eat dinner al fresco.

Invest In a New Bathroom/Kitchen
Investing in a new bathroom or kitchen probably won’t be cheap, but summer is a good time to do it. As you’ll have to live with your new bathroom/kitchen for some time, you don’t want to pick a theme only suited to summer. Pick something classic that will stand the test of time so that the novelty doesn’t wear off. Even if you only treat yourself to a few new appliances, or change the faucets to give a new look, you can make your home feel much better. Changing your bathroom or kitchen in summer is a good idea, as you don’t need to worry too much about heating. Not only that, you’re more likely to go out to eat, meaning you won’t need to spend as much time cooking. The more you can minimise disruption when making these changes, the better.

Use these tips when making over your home this summer and you’ll find it so much easier. You’ll be able to create a home with lots of character too!

Until next time,
Jada x


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