It’s finally summer (yay), and, hopefully; there’ll be plenty of sunshine and warm weather to make the most of with your other half and the rest of your family. Although it’s always fun to spend as much time as possible in the garden; it’s great when you have a beautiful and cool interior space to relax in, on warm and humid evenings. With great deals out there in time for the season of DIY; it’s worth thinking about the things you can do to freshen up the rooms in your house, without having to break the bank or embark on a huge renovation. The following are some ideas and inspiration for those that feel like sprucing up their home, for a cool, calm, and fresh interior environment.
Something Fresh Underfoot
Laying a new floor is a great way to lift the feel of a room; there are plenty of laminate flooring options, that look and feel just like real hardwood floors (perfect for your next Instagram flatlay). Places like the bedroom that you’ll want a softer feeling underfoot; so consider updating the floor with a carpet in a light, neutral colour. There are plenty of knotted and woven choices that will maintain a fresh feeling to your space. For even more of a budget-friendly option, look into carpet cleaning to instantly freshen the floor and get rid of marks and stains that have built up. It’ll be just like a spring clean, but, a little belated.
You don’t have to shy away from patterned floor tiles either; often, certain styles and pattern designs are associated with coastal areas and hot European climates. Therefore bringing a little Spanish influence into your casa will induce relaxed feelings, and thoughts about sun, sea, and sangria. Your floor tiles could also be a cooler feeling material, like stone and slate; these are also usually in grey tones, which will further bring down the temperature of your interior designs.
A Classic Coat Of Paint
Deep and dark hues can be a beautiful addition to the walls of your home; however, they can create feelings of warmth as they tend to draw a room inwards. In order to maintain a refreshing feel to a space, consider painting the walls a light, neutral tone. Crisp white paint is a classic choice and will stand the test of time when it come to interior trends; it will allow you to switch up any accent colours within the room with ease, while keeping the ambiance lifted and light. You’ll be able to update a space within your weekend, and the difference can be quite striking.
If you’re not keen on a plain white wall space; neutral hues, like taupe and pastel-yellow, are both contemporary choices that will last the years to come. The colours and patterns you choose to paint or wallpaper your living areas, should feel serene, so that you’ll feel breezy when surrounded by them. Always invest in good quality paint or paper when covering your walls, to ensure any dirt can be wiped away easily, and the room will stay fresher for longer.