There’s nothing quite like a glorious summer’s day to brighten the spirit. In fact, the only downside of the season is that it has to end at some point. Those barbeques and sun lounging sessions just aren’t the same once the clocks have gone back again.
But there are a few ways we can preserve the feel of summer in the home, even if we can’t quite replicate the weather all year round. Here, we’ll assess some of the more effective methods!
To allow the maximum light into your room, you’ll want to opt for blinds rather than curtains. They’ll collapse into a much smaller area, and if you opt for the right style, they’ll complement your summery vibe nicely. Venetian blinds are a dependable choice.
One tried-and-true method of generating a sense of lightness and space is to simply affix a few mirrors around the room. They’ll trick the eye into thinking that the room is larger than it really is. Moreover, they’ll allow what meagre sunlight the room receives to more effectively spread through the interior.
Choose the right colours
If there’s one thing likely to upset your summery vibe when Autumn rolls in, it’s drabness. It’s a longstanding truism in the world of interiors that light colours lend themselves more to expansiveness. And it’s true when there’s only a little bit of sunlight: a lighter-coloured wall will make it seem like there’s a little more of it.
At the same time, it’s important to choose the right furnishings. This is where bold, fruity colours for your sofa can turn the temperature up just a fraction of a degree.
During summer, the country (and its gardens) are that little bit greener and more pleasant. Well, we can replicate that with the help of a few choice potted plants. Go for the plants which are low-maintenance, and which thrive throughout the year. If you want an especially easy life, then you can go for a fake plant!
Some fragrances we associate more with summer than with winter. The merest whiff of the right smells can be enough to evoke sunshine even when the outside temperature is in single figures. Popular choices are citrus and lavender. If you’re spraying a room, then you need take only a few drops of essential oil with some water.
Knocking down an interior wall is a popular way to create a sense of space. But you don’t need to go all the way with this: setting up some shelves which face onto both rooms can allow light to flow from one to the next. Just make sure that you don’t overcrowd said shelves!