The transition from spring to summer is an exciting time of year. The days are longer, the weather’s hotter and everyone seems to be in a vacation state-of-mind. Here are a few summery tips and tricks to help you transition your home during this change of season!
Move The Party Outside
Make your backyard the ultimate party destination this summer with string lights, a low table and decorative pillows. A comfy outdoor atmosphere makes for the perfect place for family dinners, Friday night parties or an afternoon spent relaxing.
Lighten Up a Little
Summer is the time of year for all things bright and cheery. Put away dark and gloomy pieces in exchange for lighter colors and patterns. Think botanical prints, cheery colors and fun patterns. Another easy strategy for giving your favorite room a fresh feel is changing-out art and old photos for something new.
Succulents are loved by the master and amateur gardeners alike. Although they’re great all year long, succulents add an especially fun pop of color to your home during the summer months. Place them in a sunny windowsill, plant them outside or perch them upon your patio. While you’re at it, pick up some fresh flowers from the store or your garden to add instant cheer to any room in your home.
Since you’re going to be throwing all those awesome patio parties this summer, you’ll want to own a few entertainment staples. A simple serving tray can go a long way when it comes to transporting delightful summer cocktails and entrees.
Switch It Up
Winter has a way of dragging on forever. The nights are long and the days are dreary, but suddenly, the birds are chirping, the sun is shining and the grass is green. Just like that everything is different. The Earth switches things up each season so why shouldn’t you? Use the new season as an opportunity to rearrange your furniture and give your home a new vibe.
Think With Your Nose
Ok, that subtitle might have come off a little odd… but, don’t underestimate the power of a great candle. While fall and winter are all about comfort smells like pumpkin and gingerbread, summer calls for a fresh scent. Try going fruity with coconut or mandarin or stick to a classic-favorite such as cucumber-melon.
Hit-Up Garage Sales
Channel your inner treasure hunter and peruse local garage sales where endless goodies and DIY-projects await. Stroll around your neighborhood or check Facebook for rummage sales in your area and let the fun begin!