With the summer in full swing, the sun shining, the birds singing and the long evenings, there’s no better time of the year to get to work on the house. Could your home benefit from a bit of a makeover? Does it need freshening up? Take a look at some of these ways to add a little sunshine to your home.
Decorate With Flowers And Fruit
There’s nothing quite like flowers in bloom and ripe fruit to herald the arrival of summer. But you don’t have to keep your flowers in your garden and your fruit in the refrigerator: you can also use them as decorations. Look out for flowers in season, or whichever happen to be on sale at your local market, and put them in all your vases. Then find any unused bowls on your mantelpieces or window sills and fill them with brightly colored fruit. You’ll be amazed at how something so simple can make such a large difference.
Repaint All Your Dining Room Furniture
Furniture that comes out of the factory is deliberately designed to be as neutral (and as bland) as possible. But you don’t have to settle for boring. Painting your dining room is a cheap, quick and easy way to spruce up your house for the summer. Choose pastel colors for the most summery effect.
Repair Your Roof
No matter how good your house looks on the inside, if it isn’t looking its best on the outside, it’ll look drab and uninviting. It’s a good idea, therefore, to use residential services to sort out those hard-to-reach places, like the roof. Having your roof tiles cleaned and replaced will make an enormous difference to the appearance of your home, helping the insides to match the outside.
Replace All Your Door Knobs
Regular door knobs are bland and boring. They’re not in the slightest bit reminiscent of summer. But they’re also something that is really easy to change. You can get all kinds of doorknobs, but patterned is the best. Grab a screwdriver and undo all of the screws from your existing knob to remove it from the door. Leave the metal chuck in the middle and thread the new handle over the top of it and screw it into place. This is a five-minute job, but it can help make a door look brand new.
Add Colorful Towels To The Bathroom
White towels are great if you want a hotel feel, but if you’re going for something a bit more homely, then you can’t go wrong with colorful towels in the bathroom. Colorful towels immediately give you that summer feeling – as if you’re lounging beside a pool in a far away land.
Add A Dash Of Yellow
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Want to add some sunshine to your home? What better way to do it than by adding a touch of yellow? If you want to spruce up the exterior of your home, you could paint your front door a bright yellow. Or, if you want to liven up the interior, you could introduce a yellow stool or lamp.