At different times during the year, you’re likely to find that your decor has different requirements. As we go through the seasons, it’s common for you to find that your needs will change. Because the weather will make you feel differently, and you’ll often want your interiors to reflect the change. And this is certainly the case when it comes to summer. Now that the sun is shining, the days are warmer, and we’re all in great spirits, you’ll definitely want your decor to feel the same. It’s no surprise that at this time of year, we all want to freshen things up a little. But where do you start?
When it comes to both your interior decor and your yard design, you’re going to want to think about what you need in place to really bring each space alive. Because when you feel like your interiors just aren’t summer-ready and your yard is stuck in winter, you definitely have to work to change things. But you’re not going to want to stick to some of the same old cliches that you find yourself doing every other year. So let’s take a look at the seven things your decor just can’t do without this year.
If you’re feeling very clouded about your interiors right now, this that’s a clear sign that there’s just too much going on. You may find that there’s just no clear theme or direction with your decor, and it’s leaving you with a very disorganized feel. So the first thing you need to do is strip away the clutter and go for a more minimal feel with the decor. Whether you do have a build-up of physical clutter or there’s just too much stuff involved in the decor, this step should give you a clearer canvas to work with going forward.
Another biggie that could be causing problems for you is a lack of color. Thankfully for us all, one of the modern home decor trends for 2018 is a bold color. So if you’re incredibly bored of the neutrals and monochrome palettes that you’ve been following for years, it’s time to get an injection of color. Go all out with your favorite shades, bring in accent colors in your furnishings, and even redecorate if you’re really feeling brave.
At the same time, you really are going to want to make sure that you’re focusing on comfort. It’s often all too easy to think about the way that your home looks or the style that you’re going for. And in the process, you sacrifice how homely your house feels. But remember, you have to live here. And during the summer months, you often want to ensure that you really get to relax and enjoy the space. So make sure you’re working in comfortable fabrics above anything else.
In your living space, you may also want to think about letting as much light in as possible. After a long, cold winter, the last thing you want to do is feel cooped up. If you have heavy curtains up, replace them for something lighter or remove them altogether. Also, think about bringing in more lamps with a higher wattage to really brighten the space up.
When it comes to the outside space that you have, you don’t have to completely redo what you have if you really don’t want to. Instead, you just need to focus on creating the right atmosphere. To do this, you’ll find that bringing in outdoor lighting, working in a fire, lighting candles, and even using soft furnishings can really help.
As a step on from that, for summer, it’s always a great idea to make sure that your home has a good flow. Because you don’t always want to feel as if your living space ends that then your outside area starts. It’s often nice to know that the two can flow together and your garden is more of an extension of your living space for the summer months. This can be great for entertaining.
And finally, while we’re on the topic of entertaining, you should definitely think about the organizational systems that you’ll be working with for the summer. Because when you are entertaining and you’re having guests round, you want to know that your home looks the part. Keeping your kitchen organized and having a set range of equipment for hosting is going to really help you here. It will also showcase your home in the right light this summer too.