Just like weekends, we can probably all agree that summer is simply far too short! That’s why it’s important to enjoy every minute of it. One way to get the most out of your summer is to incorporate those fabulous summer vibes into your home. Here are a few tips and tricks that will help you do just that:
Extend your living space
When the weather is this beautiful, it’s important to enjoy it as much as possible. By extending your living space outdoors, it’s possible to stay outside longer. One great way to do this is to create a second living room or dining room on your patio or deck so that you can eat dinner or enjoy a nice glass of wine (or two!) on a warm summer evening. You can also consider an outdoor family room space by investing in an outdoor TV; there are just so many terrific ways to get – and stay – outdoors!
The summer months are ripe with inspiration. From catchy summer tunes, to the sound of waves crashing, to the bright, fresh and bold colours of nature that epitomize this time of year, there’s plenty of opportunity to find design inspiration for your home.
To keep those summer vibes going all year long, you may want to paint an accent wall in your home a bright, bold summer-inspired colour. Colours like coral, marigold, jade and flamingo pink are a great way to channel summer and are also very on trend.
Switch it up
Although you might not want to fully commit to new paint, there are other ways to honour summer in your home. As the season changes, switch up your fur throw blankets and pillows for decorative items in lighter textures and patterns, as well as store away some of those heavy rugs and dark curtains and replace them with lighter versions too, where possible. Adding a bright dash of colour is also easy (and less of a commitment than painting) when you introduce new accents in the mix in bright, summer hues. Being located so near to Georgian Bay, we also have the luxury of adding fun, breezy beach themes to our homes to give it that extra summer flare.
Changing the scents in your home also makes sense in summer. With winter behind us, those smoky, earthy or heavy scented candles just don’t feel quite right. Swap them out for lighter scents like lilac, peony or scents inspired by the beach.
Switching it up, introducing bright and bold summer hues and extending your living space are all amazing ways that you can celebrate summer and bring that warm summertime feeling inside your home. If you’re thinking of selling this summer, these changes will also help to get your buyers in a good mood and will also highlight how awesome your house really is.
Whether buying or selling in Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Blue Mountains or anywhere in the Southern Georgian Bay area, we’ll find you the perfect property or the perfect price that will have you feeling as lovely as a summer’s day. Contact our experienced and dedicated team of REALTORS® today at 705-445-7085. You’ll love working with us!