23 August 2018

The Last Bit of Summer: Keeping Cool and Enjoying Your Family Home

Whether it’s the scorching heat of the summer months or the weather outside isn’t looking too good; keeping your interior space feeling cool and fresh will ensure you’re living in a calm and serene environment where you can find peace. Well, if you’ve got kids, it’ll be as calm as it can be, when they’re running in and out of the garden to cool off. There are an array of things you can do to refresh your house, and the following are some tips and ideas to help ensure that you’re keeping your cool in your family home for the rest of summer, and the months ahead.

Easy, Breezy Surroundings--

Curtains are often a decorative adornment to windows; however, depending on the fabric, can look busy and heavy, and also retain any heat from being lost. By changing your curtain fabric to a light, sheer material; you can still have a decorative feature surrounding the window frame, and they will allow air to circulate more easily around the space. You could go one better and replace your curtains with blinds. Having Venetian or roller blinds will allow you open up the whole of your window area completely each day. Allowing the extra light and air into the environment will ensure it remains cool and fresh at all times.

Nobody enjoys swatting bugs away, and with all those windows open during the day; they can become a major problem. It might be worth calling in the mosquito control services and investing in some citronella candles, which will also look attractive in the warm evenings. Plenty of fresh and bug-free air will help the whole family feel cool and relaxed (and the kids might even get to sleep on time).

Fresh, Cool Walls and Floors--

Deep and dark hues can be a beautiful addition to the walls of your home; however, they can create feelings of warmth as they tend to draw a room inwards. In order to maintain a refreshing feel to a space, consider painting the walls a light, neutral tone. Crisp white paint is a classic choice and will stand the test of time when it come to interior trends; it will allow you to switch up any accent colors within the room with ease, while keeping the ambiance lifted and light. And, don’t worry, there are plenty of paints that are perfect for family life; invest in some wipe-clean pots for those walls that are prone to potential little finger marks, or the odd “creative” crayon!

If you’re not keen on a plain white wall space; neutral hues, like taupe and pastel-yellow, are both contemporary choices that will last the years to come. The colors and patterns you choose to paint or wallpaper your living areas, should feel serene, so that you’ll feel breezy when surrounded by them. If you incorporate a dense, deep-pile dark carpet to each room in your house, you’re likely to lose the cool, modern feel of a contemporary home. The floor itself could still be a dark shade; but consider hardwood flooring or tiles instead of carpet. Of course there will be places like the bedroom that you’ll want a softer feeling underfoot; so simply choose a carpet with a lighter, neutral color. There are plenty of knotted and woven choices that will maintain a fresh feeling to your space.

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