With kids out for the school year and the temperatures finally starting to heat up, summer is officially here. Now is the perfect time to give your home the design revamp you have wanted for a while. But if you are looking to refresh the interior of your home, it is important to go into the process with a clear game plan. The last thing you want is to spend your entire summer on a home improvement project because you did not adequately budget your time or resources in advance.
The good news is that changing up the look of your home for the summer doesn't necessarily need a major overhaul. You might be surprised how big of a difference small tweaks here and there can make.
Here are a few tips to help you redesign your home for the summer months:
- Accessorize with accents: With summer here, you no longer need the warmth of heavy winter blankets. Focus on decorating your room with lighter fabrics, such as cotton or a soft and elegant cashmere. Use accent pillows or throw rugs to highlight the colors of the season! You should choose items with colors that are bright and will really pop in your home, such as yellow or blue. Fabrics such as cashmere can also be functional in keeping you warm at night as the temperatures dip.
- Control light with window coverings: While you certainly want to enjoy the natural light that summer can offer you, sometimes the glare and brightness from the UV rays can be too much to handle at once. That is where window treatments come in! Window coverings allow you to adjust and disperse the amount of light that streams into your home, so you can enjoy the summer weather without having to suffer through the glare that usually accompanies it. Sheer fabrics can also lighten the look of a room, which will add a summery vibe you can enjoy throughout the entire season.
- Focus on the furniture: You don't need to invest in entirely new pieces of furniture in order to revamp the interior of your home. Choosing new upholstery can liven up an old favorite piece, such as the couch in your living room or the chair in the den. Take a look around each room for any pieces of furniture that you can donate or even toss out. This will open up your household for an airy and cleaner vibe. Only keep something if it is absolutely necessary!
Custom window treatments are one of the best ways to add an aesthetic appeal to your home while also helping to keep it feeling warm and cozy. To learn more first-hand about how window treatments can complement your home and bring out a whole new look in familiar spaces, schedule a free at-home appointment with a design professional from Metropolitan Window Fashions. Our main goal is to help you create a home that you will absolutely fall in love with every time you see it.