Finding the right balance between enjoyment,
relaxing, and livable interiors is what Summer decor is all about! Here are some stylish tips that you can use for your home. Be warned though, the results might make you feel like taking the day off to enjoy your
FURNITURE: Dark and muted tones are perfect for fall and winter, but spring and summer scream for light and airy colors. Use removable slipcovers, or decorative throws to bring bursts of color and brightness. Prefer whites and neutrals? White and khaki slipcovers are casual but can be dressed up with formal throw pillows in an instant.
DRAPERY: When you want to bring in the cool night air, and keep out the hot summer sun use curtains instead of drapery. Drapery material is heavy and dark, while curtains paired with sheers can give you versatile flexibility in the summer months. If you prefer to savor the views, and not cover up the windows use valances. Valances in summer textures and colors will leave your windows looking finished, with an obstructed view.
BRING IN THE OUTDOORS: When you think of summer it's all about the feelings of the outdoors. Flowers, plants and fresh fruit centerpieces make your home smell aromatic and look beautiful. For a more rustic feel, try bringing in eco-friendly materials like bamboo, hemp, and jute area rugs. These materials bring an exotic and natural feeling of the outdoors in. Remember, entertaining outdoors will also give a welcome break to being inside. Summer is about being flexible and spontaneous!
VIEWS: What better way to welcome summer into your home, than looking at a breathtaking view? Maximize your furniture placement by facing it towards your ocean view, pool, or lush green yard. Your enjoyment of your home is based on your emotions. If opening windows to hear nature makes you feel good, do it! Don't love the view from your windows? Consider buying a painting or wall decor that you love the look and feel of.
KID FRIENDLY: Let's face it, kids are out of school and summer time means kids around the house! Make sure fabrics and slipcovers are machine washable, and are casual and fun! Make summer time arts and crafts projects with seashells, pine cones, and nature inspired finds, which the kids can pick out. Their projects can turn into summer décor that you display proudly around your home!
If you’re building a house from scratch, or just adding an extension onto your home, then there’s going to be a wide range of decisions you’re going to need to chew over. Sourcing labour and materials alone can be a real hassle, as you’ll always be aiming for the perfect balance between price and quality. Another big decision is going to be the choice between a pitched or flat roof. If you’re considering using a flat roof for your project, here are some of the big factors to consider. Read more
If you want a glamorous kitchen, there are a few things you might have to change. The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house, for many people. You cook in there, but you may also entertain guests in there, work in there, and do a number of other tasks. If you want to feel great when you spend time in your kitchen, here’s how you can make yours more glamorous step by step. Read more
Getting a tankless water heater almost seems like a no-brainer. They heat water only when it’s needed, eliminating the need for a storage tank, and have a life expectancy of around 20 years, which is much more than a conventional tank-type water heater. They also reduce the risk of tank leaks and water damage – and because water is only heated when you need it, they’re better for the environment. On paper, tankless water heaters win on almost every point. But before you rush out and throw money at a new water heater, note that they are not flawless! Read more