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Give Your Home a New Lease of Life for Summer

It’s easy to get fed up with how your house looks in the summer months. When the sun is shining brightly outside, it can make your home feel drab and dull on the inside. Luckily, it’s really easy to give your home a new lease of life for summer (and it doesn’t have to be too expensive either). I got involved with the #RenovateRedecorateInspire campaign to bring you my top tips.

I tend to start in the bedroom, I believe that’s the room where your happiness is paramount if you want a good night’s sleep. It can be incredibly difficult to sleep well if something is niggling you.

The quickest fix is to splash out on some new bedding. My favourite is Julian Charles luxury bedding, these styles are super soft, super stylish and have a high thread count. Never underestimate how a different bedding design can completely change the look of your room.

Give your home a new lease of life for the summer

De-cluttering is also a fab thing to do in the bedroom. It’s not only free, but you can even make money if you have unwanted items that are worth selling. I always feel refreshed when I’ve had a clear out, even the big stuff has to go sometime. Consider moving some furniture (or even donating it) to create more space.

Another great trick is to paint or paper a wall. Yes, one wall. Pick a room and make a feature wall. I’d go for the dining room. It means that your lounge is still liveable while you’re sprucing up the other room. Pick a colour that is light and not too full-on, or wallpaper that is not too busy. That way an illusion of space will be created.

If you’re too nervous to paint a wall, painting a piece of furniture is a far less drastic way to breathe life into a room. I’m a big fan of Pinterest for inspiration. Pinterest is probably also the best place for you to research what materials you’ll need. There’s millions of tutorials on there, which means you’re bound to find a project similar to the one you want to undertake.

Giving your home a make-over doesn’t need to stop inside the house. Giving your garden a bit of TLC can make a real difference (especially if you spend a lot of time near a window that looks out onto your garden).

Consider investing in some garden furniture, or painting what you’ve already got (the paint will surely dry fast in this weather).

Make your garden into a place you’d like to be. Get a table to rest your drinks on and a blanket you can snuggle up in when the temperature drops.  A small Bluetooth speaker will help bring the entertainment outside, without producing obnoxious sound levels that will upset your neighbours.

I reckon I’ve given you enough ideas to keep you busy for a week or two, so I’ll leave it there.

What do you do to give your home a new lease of life for summer? I’d love to hear from you!

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