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Summer is just around the corner and it’s always great to welcome the season with happy spirits. Try to make some time to keep your home cozy, fresh, and beautiful. Whether you are having a guest come over or planning to enjoy that porch you have not used all year, here are some tips that will help you add a nice summer touch:

1. Liven up your house entrance

Repainting your old wooden door not only brings your home back to life, it also creates a more welcoming environment. Replace broken tiles with new rustic chic ones and add a couple of touches that show your unique style. Wooden signs, rock trails, or adding a new rug are great ways to enhance your home entrance.

2. Reopen your Terrace

If you have a terrace, balcony, or any outdoor space it’s definitely the perfect season to use them. Bring out the cushions and if possible hang a beautiful hammock. Your mind will get attracted to this space and you’ll soon find yourself spending more time outside.

A good way to stay fresh is to get a beautiful bar cart. Bring out some glasses, a cooler, and your favorite beverages. Make sure to place a door mat so you can go in and out of your house without causing extra cleaning efforts indoors.

3. Enhance your backyard

Do you have a plain-looking backyard? Try adding plants with colorful pots. A landscaped design with elevated pots creates points of attention that relax the mind. This season is also a good time to repaint your backyard with fresher hues. The trend for this summer is Caribbean-styled terraces; choose tropical designs and tones of blue to liven up your space.

4. Make it bright

Light is a great enhancement for exteriors. Place a line of lights along a path walk or around the edge of your garden to make the space more welcoming. Yellow dimming lights should be your top pick if you want to create a fresh environment for those warm nights, plus they just look and feel sophisticated.

If you Want to keep it simple you can also hang some light cords from your trees. Placing a couple of candles will also add a nice earthy touch.

Finally, if you’re going out of town, we recommend that you check out our article: How to Keep your Plants Happy While Traveling.

Have a great summer!


HOW TO PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR THIS SUMMER was originally published in Malaquita on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.


Comments

  • Posted On July 10, 2017 by Claudia Martinez

    Great tips! thank you

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