Easy Decor Tips to Create a Summer Friendly Home
Most people use their home rather differently in the summer than they do in the winter. When its cold outside homes are usually sealed off with every draft that can be kept out excluded , windows are covered with heavy drapes and no one looks outside at the back yard unless they want to check how much it snowed! A summer home is very different though and there are a few changes you can make around the house that are simple and inexpensive that can give your home a summertime makeover.
Replace Your Curtains
Heavy curtains or drapes should be retired in the summertime and replaced with something lighter and airier - a stylish Venetian blind draped with gauzy panels of net can almost instantly make any room feel summery and invitingly cool.
Create an Outdoor Dining Space
The last thing that most people want to do on a warm summer evening is sit down to dinner in a hot stuffy kitchen or dining room. Al fresco dining is one of the great joys of summer and even if you only have the smallest porch, patio or patch of grass a small bistro table and a couple of chairs can be all it takes to create a simple outdoor dining space that you can enjoy all season long.
Light Up the Night
Most people like to spend summer evenings outside and with just the right amount of illumination you won't have to come in as soon as the sun goes down. Outdoor lighting does not have to mean spending a fortune on electricians and rewiring though, their are plenty of inexpensive DIY outdoor lighting solutions at your local home store that can not only light up your garden but make it look far more attractive as well.
Replace Your Bug Screens
Buzzing, biting bugs are one of the most annoying things about summer. There is very little you can do about them when you are outside except wear a good insect repellent but you certainly don't want them buzzing around the house. Before the summer begins make sure you check all of your window and door screens for holes and tears and replace them if they even have very small holes since the most insects are very small creatures that only need the smallest of openings to get into your home.