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How to Prepare Your House for Summer

With simple changes to my interiors, I managed to make my home a kids friendly one.

As the weather begins warming up, it's time to start thinking about how you can keep your home cool. Since we have to spend most of our time indoors, it becomes important to take proper measures to reduce the overall warmth in high-volume spaces. In such situations, the cool interior of the house is capable of making the house ventilated and open. Here are some ways to keep the interior of the house cool and soothing.

Making alterations to your home to make it appear cool and retain less heat can make a big difference in the summer.

Making alterations to your home to make it appear cool and retain less heat can make a big difference in the summer.

1. Light-Colored Curtains

It's essential to pick the right fabric for curtains, as you need to protect your rooms from the sun's scorching heat. Light-colored curtains are suitable during this summer season.

If direct sunlight is coming through the window, then set two types of curtains. Put light-colored net curtains near the window and thick cloth curtains over it to prevent rays of the sun from entering the house. With net curtains, you can enjoy the warm sunshine in the morning, and when the day starts to grow and the sunlight comes in the room, then put the other curtain on it.

You can also put natural materials like jute or bamboo screens on the windows to prevent heat.

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2. Covers and Cushions

Use couch covers and cushions on the sofa! Try to find lightly colored ones because it will help to create a feeling of coolness in the house. Interior designers explain that the more light colors you use in the summer season, the more relaxed the eyes will be.

In addition to using light colors for table cloths of a center table or dining table, it would also be better to use light colors for your bedsheets.

3. Avoid Carpet

If you have still not removed the carpet from your living room, do it now! Carpet is known to create a warm atmosphere, which you don't want in the summer season.

If you have to do something unique to give the floor a different look, then you can use thin rugs made of jute or cotton.

4. Leave Space for Ventilation

The interior of your house plays an important role in making your home open and airy. If your drawing room is small, then you should choose a sofa set that takes less space. Also, it should not look too heavy to observe.

If the center table is large, then the room will look very compact and small. Do not make the decoration of the drawing room too heavy. Otherwise, the room will look even smaller, and a lack of ventilation will make the room feel suffocated. If you use sofa covers, then use thin and light-colored covers to suit the summer season.

You can also use floral print covers for a change, which will give you the feeling of freshness. Also, do not put anything between the window and the sofa—so that there is no obstruction in the way of air. That way, whenever you open the window, there will be no problem with air ventilation.

Decorate fresh flowers around the window. They will keep the freshness of the room intact. Whenever the wind blows through the window, the fragrance of flowers will make the room aromatic.

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5. Window Mirrors

Nowadays, window mirrors are available in various markets. They only allow the sun's rays into the house and prevent harmful ultraviolet rays and infrared rays from passing through. These glasses are trendy in Europe and America. If these mirrors aren't in your budget, then put similar mirrors on the windows.

6. Paint the Walls With Bright Colors

If you are thinking of painting the walls, then you can choose new colors for each wall. Some bright colors also give a fresh look. A soft and bright color combination on the walls gives the eyes a soothing effect and helps them relax. If you have recently painted the walls, you can apply wallpaper instead of a new and fresh look.

You can also replace a painting in the room to bring cool originality to the space.

7. Grow Indoor Plants

Plants act as natural air conditioners, which help to keep the house naturally cool. Whenever you come from outside and see the beautiful green plants, your mood will freshen up.

If you get tired of working on your laptop or start feeling tired while studying, these plants will make you feel fresh.

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8. Get CFL Bulbs

If you have an old bulb in a lampshade, it is time to replace it with a compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) bulb. Old bulbs produce a lot of heat, which can contribute to the overall warmth of a space.

Comments

Swati Khandelwal (author) from Nainital on June 25, 2020:

Thanks for your valuable comments

Swati Khandelwal (author) from Nainital on June 25, 2020:

Thanks for your valuable comments

Liza from USA on June 25, 2020:

I do love changing things especially in my living room and the bedroom. I like to change according to the season. My favorite season is Fall but, I tried to make every season meaningful by changing the curtain, moving the sofa and coffee table, and getting more indoor plants. Your tips and ideas are great! Thanks for sharing.

Rohit Khandelwal on June 06, 2020:

Wonderful tips...I thoroughly enjoyed this article

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on June 06, 2020:

Great tips to make summer bearable. Light colors are my favorite and makes the room pleasant. Incorporating window mirrors is a great idea.

sowspeaks from Bengaluru on May 23, 2020:

Hi Swati, such simple , easy, do- able tips that are really useful since the summer is quite bad and moods and tempers get easily effected. Even a two degree change can make such a difference.Cool article, I should say.

Halemane Muralikrishna from South India on May 19, 2020:

Ms Swati, you have truly made it evident that how important are the looks based on the different shades which influence our comforts. Some colours may absorb the radiation to physically also feel the heat and cold. It would be possible to find a peaceful living by managing these. So based on your article, I too will plan the use of different colours, designs, textures and material makes for specific seasons and enjoy the environment by adaptivity.

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