Summertime is the perfect occasion to have fun with family, kick back, relax, and enjoy your surroundings. It is also ideal for giving your home a few simple yet stylish upgrades. You don’t necessarily need to go for an all-out renovation to give your home a proper facelift. Throw open the windows, let in the breeze, and try these simple tricks, and you’ll be feeling happier in your home in no time.
1. Brighten the Bathroom
The bathroom is an oft-neglected room in the home because, comparatively, you probably spend the least amount of time in there. But a vibrant and cheery bath can really enliven your home and ease your stress. If you want to give the place a complete overhaul, check out master bathroom ideas to completely reinvent your space. If you’re not looking to go that deep and just want to do a superficial makeover, that’s great too. Try some new towels in bright summer colors, add sheer curtains that let in the light and the breeze, and light a summer-themed candle. Get a new bath bomb in a summery scent, admire your new surroundings, and relax your stress away.
2. Change up the Bedroom
The bedroom is another great place to light a scented candle to take your relaxation to the next level; just be sure to blow it out before you go to sleep! If you still have the wintertime flannel and giant quilt on your bed, it’s time to change out the bedding to usher in the new season. Check out some luxurious sheets made of Egyptian cotton or temperature-regulating bamboo. Choose a matching duvet or light throw blanket in a bold summertime color to complete the look. If you tend to sleep hot or live in a particularly warm climate, look into purchasing a cooling gel mattress pad; it’ll; be the perfect addition to your new bedding. Put it all together, and you’ll be sleeping cooler, more comfortably, and more stylishly too.
3. Feature Seasonal Florals
Adding some tasteful floral accents is the surest way to bring cheer into your home. Think about it, when you receive a bouquet of flowers as a gift, doesn’t it bring so much joy to your space? Select flowers with colors that compliment your home decor, and place some in each area that needs a little life. Places such as the living room coffee table, the bathroom counter, the dining room table, the office desk, or perhaps a shelf in your entryway are perfect spots to add flowers. The pop of color and burst of fragrance will bring an automatic happy feeling to your home. Change out the flowers when they start looking droopy, and try some new varieties each time. By the time summer ends, you’ll have had a myriad of colors and fragrances grace your home so you can see which ones you like best. Be sure to remember your favorite flowers, so you’ll be ready to decorate again next summer!
4. Experiment in the Kitchen
Now that you’ve brightened your space, it’s time to brighten your plate! Summer is the perfect time to add an extra element of freshness to your cooking. Grow your own herbs and use them in some new recipes. Or, if you are feeling particularly adventurous, start a vegetable garden and base your recipes around your new homegrown crops. Even if you don’t have the space needed for a full garden, a small windowsill garden featuring your favorite herbs is all you need to add freshness and fun to your summertime meals.
Adding a few strategic changes to each room in your home will freshen up the feel and bring the summertime sunshine inside for you to enjoy! Treat yourself and your family to a party for all the senses; some well-placed pops of color, some freshly scented candles and flowers, and a cozy new place to sleep at night. You don’t have to go crazy to see significant changes; minor enhancements will make a huge difference in making your home a cheery and stress-free place.