Bored with the decor at your home? Is it even helping in keeping you calm and relaxed in these summer months? Just like your wardrobe, your home also needs a seasonal change, and playing around with different colours or adding certain elements can help a great deal in bringing a refreshing new look to your home space. Summer signifies blue sky and sunshine, so opting for soothing colours can instantly calm your mind every time you step into home. Here are some interesting ideas to spruce up your home without much fuss:
Painting your walls in soothing pastel shades like mint, dusty pink or beige is a great way to welcome summer. A well-done, accent wall in summer shades for the living room or bedroom can be a head turner and experimenting with wallpapers/murals or a contrasting shade can do the trick. In places of extreme heat, soothing pastel blues, lilacs and greens will bring a cooling effect in the home.
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Breathable materials like cotton and linen not only keep you comfortable but the room cool too. And no one can go wrong with floral and light coloured bed sheets. Instead of heavy quilts and comforter, lightweight colourful dohars are great in summers.
For your living room, pick sheer curtains to let in cool breeze and natural light into your home. For your bedroom, take a break from traditional patterned curtains and simple blinds and invest in chic looking textured drapes in a variety of opaque hues to match your décor scheme. With an extra-wide curtain, you can sweep it to the side during the day to embrace the asymmetry.
At places where the heat is extreme, a combination of sheer and opaque curtains would work best to keep out the scorching afternoon sun. Khus curtains are also popular where you can spray them with scented water to add a cooling effect to the room.
Nothing adds charm to a room faster than cushions. To add an effect to pastel wall décor, lace or crochet cushions will be a perfect match. You can also opt for bold coloured cushions with geometric or abstract patterns. Some plain cushions enhanced with bobbles and tassels also add an element of fun to a room. A mix and match of coloured patterns will add a bohemian feel to your bedroom.
Shades of blue and green are summer favourites for a reason; they help in bringing about a calming effect. Add a water fountain, paintings or potted plants in your living room and see the difference.Comments
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