Invite summer indoors
Interiors can be made summery with sun-kissed windows that have sparkling clean glass and fresh, breezy window treatments. Thoroughly wash your windows – inside and out. You’ll need a cloth or brush to tackle some of the larger outdoor debris, an equal parts water-vinegar solution and a squeegee.
Wash or replace your cushions
Simply updating your cushions can change the look of a room for summer. Alternatively, most indoor and outdoor fabrics are safe to throw in the washing machine. Air-dry, then put the cover back on the insert while it’s still slightly damp to keep it smooth.
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Switch around your home decor
Some people have the budget to totally change their decor items with the seasons. But you don’t have to spend a lot to change up your look! Try moving different pieces to another room or changing the configuration of your furniture. You’ll be surprised with how new everything looks once you mix it up a little bit. Finish off with some fresh flowers in a vase and you’re ready for summer!
Keeping a fairly neutral palate throughout your home will allow you to make small, impactful changes to welcome summer on a shoestring or a big budget. Changing out the smaller accents such as cushions, throws and rugs for bright, bold prints and block colours will instantly brighten your space.
Clean that carpet
Getting your carpet cleaned once a year helps freshen any room. Summer is the best season for this job as your carpet will dry faster in the milder summer climate.
Heat pumps have been working in overdrive to fend off the winter chills but now it is time to set your temperature to cool and enjoy those hot summer evenings.
With regular use your heat pump can accumulate a lot of dirt and dust. Consider having your heat pump serviced or simply remove the filter and lightly run your vacuum over to remove the debris. You will be surprised at how much has built up over a few short months!
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