1. Revamp That Closet
Sometimes there’s just nothing like a good seasonal closet overhaul.
Isn’t it funny how something as simple as reorganising a closet can instantly make it feel like a whole new space? We assure you – a little rejigging of the closets in your home, and you’ll have your spaces feeling bigger and brighter than ever before.
Or maybe now is the time to finally put in that built-in wardrobe you’ve been dreaming about for ages now. Talk to our team at RoomFour about our built-in storage and wardrobe renovation options today.
2. Brighten Things Up With Fresh Colours
Warm weather is all about bright colours, so it’s time to incorporate them throughout your home.
Pack away your dark, heavy items for the colder months, and swap in some vibrant, light textures and colours. From your cushions to your paintings and your accent pieces – they can all easily add both a drop of colour and bring instant summer vibes.
And forget the heavy throws – they may be beautiful and cozy, but nobody needs a hot throw on the couch in the heart of our Australian summers….
Best thing of all – this is a styling tip that you can easily use throughout your entire home, to help you give every corner of the house that summertime feel.
3. Grab A Paint Brush!
If you are willing to take it on yourself, painting is one of the cheapest (and most fun!) ways to restyle a room. After all, what better way to change the atmosphere of a room than by switching up the wall colour.
To stay in line with the tune of summer, opt for some soft, light colours. Pastel colours are hot right now and are great for adding a soft note of colour. Check out some summer painting inspiration from our friends at Dulux.
If painting a whole room seems like too daunting of a task, or you just don’t want to shake your white walls, why not paint a feature wall? This means picking one wall in a room and painting it a different colour to the rest – creating a unique, decorative feature. For a few more tips on designing a feature wall, check out our recent blog.
Trust us – a splash of paint and you can take a room from feeling dreary and drab to new and fresh in an instant. Always a great summer project!
4. Add Some Delightful Greenery
Another great way to style your home for summer is by adding a touch of greenery.
Adding in some indoor palms and ferns can add a beautiful fresh and vibrant pop of green throughout your home.
Plus, the smell of fresh plants will keep you feeling connected to the outdoors, even when it’s a little too hot to be outside.
We suggest looking into what plants are in season and which are best for the home. Check out Houzz’s article on hardy house plans that won’t need much TLC.
5. Swap Out Your Old Linens and Towels
New bathroom towels in some of the seasons hottest colours is a must – think a soft aqua or yellow. After all, the bathroom is one of the busiest (yet sometimes the least exciting) rooms in a home.
When it comes to the bedroom, put those heavy sheets away for the season. Pick out a lightweight summer quilt for your bed with a unique pattern, for those nights when a full doona is just too hot.
And plus, these can be your go-to spring and summer linens and towels for years to come.
6. Revive Your Outdoor Space
We Aussies spend a great deal of time outdoors in the summer months, so don’t neglect giving some fresh style to your outdoor area as well.
Trade in your old, used outdoor cushions for some new, fun patterned ones, such as these Outdoor Multi Stripe Cushions from West Elm.
We think a new outdoor rug, some large pots and flowers and maybe even an ice bucket to keep those summer drinks cool would be the perfect touches. Or, add an outdoor chalkboard to keep the kids happy – and to keep score of those backyard cricket matches all summer long!
For more outdoor inspiration, check out our tips on taking your kitchen and living outdoors this summer here.