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Helpful Tips And Tricks To Try When Redecorating Your Home This Summer

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When the weather gets warmer, it’s hard not to feel more joyful and happier than before. Due to this shift in mood, you might have thought about how you can redecorate your home in a fun way to help improve your mood and welcome summer into your home. It can be difficult to come up with new ideas, but with our decorating ideas, you will feel inspired to transform your place and say goodbye to winter! Below we will share a few tips and tricks that will help you make the redecorating process much easier and simpler when summer finally comes.

Color in teenager room
Color in teenager room

Choose New Colours

The colour scheme that you choose will affect the way you feel, so it’s best to go with something that makes you feel relaxed or joyful. It can be tempting to use bold colours and patterns, as long as you don’t overdo it. For example, you may want to choose a theme inspired by the beach and the blue sky. Therefore, you can incorporate a nautical theme into your bedroom to feel calmer as soon as you enter. Otherwise, you can also opt for neutral colours, such as white, cream, or light brown to make your home feel airier. Spend time browsing different colours to select the ones that give you a sense of warmth and cosiness.

Clean And Declutter

As we are getting closer to summer, now might be the perfect time to clean and declutter your space. You may come across various items and unseasonal clothing, that you might not need at the moment, but you don’t have much room in your house where you can store them. At Safestore, you can explore a range of self-storage options, which can be used for all types of things, whether you have too many books around, Christmas decorations that you won’t need for quite a while, or extra furniture. This will make decluttering easier for you – an added bonus!

Styled home interior in warm room with sunshine
Styled home interior in warm room with sunshine

Add Greenery

Summer is a beautiful time, that allows you to enjoy various plants and flowers around you. Therefore, you may want to consider how you can bring the outside in and refresh your home with greenery. Get some fresh flowers and put them on display in your living room. Not only will they smell amazing, but they will also make you feel so much better, as you pass by during the day. Moreover, you can put your favourite summer houseplants into pots or hang them in baskets, so that they can be seen from every angle.

Maximise Natural Light

You will find that during summer the days are longer and brighter, which creates the perfect opportunity to maximise natural light in your home. It might be helpful to keep furniture and other key pieces white, because this will invite more light in. Make sure you hang mirrors on walls opposite a window, as this will make any room feel more open and brighter. There are also other things you can use as reflective surfaces, such as a nice piece of art with a glossy finish.

Room in pastel colors
Room in pastel colors

Utilise Soft Textures

To create comfort, it’s essential to look for the right textures, that make you feel at ease. For example, when looking for the right rugs and throws, you should opt for rich velvets, cotton, or faux fur. Also, to amplify their appeal, try to keep them within the same palette of colours. If you are looking for a more subtle way to utilise texture, make sure you combine patterns with plains, as this will also add visual interest. Don’t be afraid to experiment to see what will work best in your property and stir up some excitement.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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