As we are entering another summer season and the heatwave is getting more real than the windy ocean breeze, maybe it’s time to start another project. If you are tired of waking up sticky with sweat and in need of some fresh ideas on how to adjust your home for summer temperatures you have come to the right place. Summer is the season of all seasons. Anything is possible in summer. The best time to start a project is when nature and people are full of energy and sunshine.
We have been busy collecting the best advice on how to decorate your home to enjoy the greatest summer of all. From changing to temperature regulation bed linen, bringing in more fresh air to actually figuring out which color theme is best to protect us from the heat. So stay with us while we tell you all the tricks to adapt your home for a hot summer style.
Start With The Bedroom
There is nothing more terrible than not being able to sleep during the long hot summer nights. Before air conditioning became a regular thing people struggled in many ways to achieve comfort for a couple of hours. But even now not everyone likes having an air conditioner blowing next to their head all night. It doesn’t have to be a complex project that will take a lot of money. Focus on changes that will have a large impact which you can do yourself. Simple things like changing your bed set can have a big influence on the quality of sleep. Using natural materials like linen which are hypoallergenic and biodegradable you are not only saving the environment but saving yourself hours of sweating under heavy sheets.
Linen is the most famous material known for being able to regulate temperature. It will keep you nice and cool during the hot nights and provide a quality rest that we all need after a busy day. Switching to linen sheets is a great investment since they are so durable and become softer with each wash. There are so many different designs and colors to choose from. Finding one perfect to fit into the design that you already have working for you will be a piece of cake.
Choose Your Colors Carefully
When choosing a color theme to adapt your home to the summer heat, have in mind which ones will provide the relaxed, breezy atmosphere but also make your home more refreshed. White curtains will do a wonderful dance even on the lightest of breeze and succeed in letting the fresh air inside.
All shades of blue will also refresh your space and they will remind you of the endless ocean and stormy seas. You need to use colors that not only absorb UV lights but also reflect them. So take your time to research the colors and materials which can help you to create an oasis of peace, freshness, and calm. While at the same time you will avoid the mid-day heatwave.
Creating a sense of open space in your home will provide you with plenty of places to showcase your design skills. An open living area will provide a sense of freshness especially if you place green plants and flowers which you can move around from time to time. You will feel better connected to the rest of the family members while everyone will still have space and time to do their own thing.
This way you will make your home seem larger, easier to maintain and you will get that sense of freedom. During the hot summer nights, even the slightest breeze will be felt in the rest of the house providing more refuge from the heat.
Use More Plants
If your home doesn’t have a garden there is still space that you can use to bring some life to it. Having as many plants and flowers close to your windows and balconies will help to absorb some of the heat during the day. They will serve to provide more shade and of course fresh air and a nice scent in the long evenings. If you choose plants like lemongrass or lavender they will even protect you against unwanted mosquitos.
No need to create a jungle, but a couple of well placed plants can do wonders for your home. Choose plants you like and that don’t demand a lot of attention if later you have plans for holidays.
Summer is the time when all nature is at its best. So you should start with your home. Improving the place where we live and making it more comfortable and better suited for us is a great project to start in the summer. Not to mention that plenty of friends could spare a couple of days of their vacation time to help you out. And all you need to do to repay them is invite them for a good barbecue when it’s all done. We wish you a great summer.