Summer at Home – Get Ready

The summer is almost with us once again. Its time to get the garden in shape, clean the barbecue and put a bottle of sparkling wine on ice.

We may be trying to spend as much of the summer enjoying the sunshine as we can, but cant we reflect our cheery outlook with the inside of our homes? Here we will skim through some options to get your house summer ready, with tips about getting the best from a sunny make over.

Curtains

After you have given the windows a good clean, it is time to change the curtains. Take down the warming browns and amber tones to be replaced with vivid yellows and pastel pinks. I recommend a floral pattern match your blooming flower beds, the other side of the glass.

Cushions and throws

Try livening up your lounge with new cushions. The more different the better. Guests will be flocking round for diner and drinks this summer, and you will want some new touches to impress and inspire. Colourful and bright throws will inject live into your lounge and cover that slightly faded sofa you haven’t got around to replacing.

Bed covers and mattress

It is a must to invest in a low Tog rated duvet to avoid sweaty summer nights. A thin duck feather is always a good option that well last many summers as long as it is stored well over the winter months. This is also an ideal time to replace your mattress. A super comfortable and hypo-allergenic memory foam mattress will complement your new duvet in keeping you cool on the warm summer nights.

Alfresco dinning

While the barbecue is flaming away ready for the lamb kebabs and sirloin steak, the salads, bread rolls, condiments and side dishes need to be prepared and presented. Why not add a touch of class to proceedings with a new set of salad servers with matching bowl, a small touch with a big impact. The party would also have a cool new style if you used fresh white linen and lace table runners.

Fresh Flowers

Why should the garden flower beds have all the fun, we can have fresh cut flowers in beautiful vases all over the home. Bring the colours and aromas of summer inside, and complete your June make over with a natural flourish that isn’t too hard on the bank account.

Wishing you all a sunny and happy June!

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