As the winter months begin to draw ever closer, it can be difficult to let go of those long Summer evenings and warm weather. September has brought a chill in the air and it can be difficult to accept that this is going to become more intense. If you’re one of the many people who want to reclaim Summer and keep that feeling all year round, here are some simple interior design tricks that can really help you on your way.
Have a Summer colour scheme in place:
Keeping a Summer home all year round requires a little bit of extra attention and love, but the results are amazing and can really help to keep you in that Summer state of mind. There’s nothing quite like a fresh lick of paint to brighten up and change the mood of the room. If you want a room to feel less like Winter and maintain that warmer spirit, then it’s important to stay away from those deep, festive colours and choose a lighter shade of paint. Pastel yellows are excellent for brightening up a room and this interior choice is renowned for alleviating any negativity and elevating people’s moods. Keep with the pastel colours, such as pinks, yellows and greens to give the room that much needed pop of colour. On a final note, try and steer clear of brilliant white colours, as this can actually make your room feel colder.
Bring the outdoors inside:
Sitting in a light-filled room with lots of plants can really help to keep the feeling of the warmer months alive and kicking and banish the Winter blues. One of the best ways to achieve this is to pick a sun-filled corner close to a window, add a comfortable chair to your taste and fill the area with an array of plants. It’s important to ensure that you are getting enough light to the area, so be sure to swap out your curtains for window blinds to let as much sunlight into your room as possible.
Extra lighting is key:
As well as having natural lighting, adding soft lighting to the room can really help you to achieve that interior Summer glow. Integral lighting can’t be an afterthought and must be accounted for in the planning stage so that everything fits perfectly together. Table lamps are completely underrated when it comes to redesigning a room, but they can make all of the difference. As well as table lamps, strings of bulbs, floor lamps and fairy lights also help to make your room feel more special.
As the weather becomes colder, it’s always nice to fill your home with things that remind yourself of Summer. For example, this could be as simple as adding a vase of flowers to the room, or a scented candle or some shells that you found on holiday. All of these minor changes cal really help to make it feel like Summer all year round.