Transitioning into the summer season often inspires a want for change in your home. Clearing away the clutter of winter and wanting to open up your home and create space is a great way to welcome inthe summer months. The following is a list of ideas on how to achieve this seasonal revamp.
One of the easiest ways to create space is to move furniture around and examine your space in a different way. It’s amazing how much difference shifting the angle of your couch or pushing your bed to a different wall can make to a room and its proportions.
Let in More Light
This may seem obvious, but with the hours of longer sunlight, you should draw the curtains back and make the most of it. Keeping your windows clean is a must to ensure high quality levels of light can improve the ambience and brightness of your space.
Houseplants are a lovely way to spruce up your home, as they add a freshness and vitality which brightens dull furniture and breathes a zest of life into your home.
This is a brilliant way to revitalize your space without changing the visual elements, as candles, incense or scented sprays can make your home feel and smell fresher and more appealing to both visitors and yourself.
This approach to furnishing means less clutter and more space, which matches the freedom and relaxation of summer. This doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style though, as this Japanese homeware brand demonstrates how to style your home in a fashion that is both aesthetic and organized. Kinto has a range of products available through SSENSE which offer a joy of aesthetics and practicality, ensuring a balance of both with high quality luxury items.
Gather New Influences
Reading design blogs and browsing stores and catalogs is a great way to find inspiration for your home, and reading about designs from different areas around the world is a brilliant way to revamp the home.
Choose a New Color Palette
One of the best ways to transform a home is to completely switch up your color. Summer usually conveys lighter tones, which work well in natural sunlight and don’t wash out. Try experimenting with pastel tones, or if you want a bolder look, strong bright colors will really change your home.
Experiment with Textures
Adding rugs, cushions and wall art can be a small detail which makes a large difference in the look of your home. Textures are easily experimented with as you can switch their placement and try them out in different spaces and rooms to achieve the look you want. Switching to lighter materials is a good idea for summer: change your heavy warm quilt to something more comfortable in hotter weather, and get a look that is more practical and visually appealing.
Implement some – or all! – of these tips to completely transform your home this summer into a space that is practical and meets the bright new aesthetic you want to achieve.