Clear skies, bright sunny days, and the warm afternoon breeze only mean one thing: summer is right around the corner! While things are warming up these days, most people are oh-so-excited planning their next summer adventure and transitioning their wardrobe from sweats to sun dresses to swimwear, it is also important to prep your humble abode for the warmer days. Because even if you’re spending most of your time out of town, nothing beats the feeling of coming home after a long vacation and unwinding at the comfort of your own sanctuary. So whether you’re going on a vacay or staying in, here are some easy-breezy tips on how to make your home hot-and-humid-ready!
1. Let the air flow
Declutter and keep everything to a minimum. It is important to keep your home clean, clutter-free, and obstruction-free to open the space up for the air to flow naturally. Summer is also the perfect time to go minimalist with decors; reserve big and statement pieces for the festive season. Remember—less obstructions, more room for the air to come in. An air cooler with built-in purifier, like the Dyson Pure Cool Me™, is a great investment not just for summer, but for the rest of the year as well.
2. come through, light
Welcoming the summer means embracing the warm and beautiful natural light into your home. Open up your windows and let the light come through. Natural lighting instantly makes your space feel airy with just the right amount of coziness. Added bonus is you get to save heat and energy when you limit the use of artificial lighting and take advantage of the perfect day light! While you’re at it, complement the ambiance of your room with a blooming scent from Collines de Provence.
3. keep it fresh
Change thick curtains, sheets, and towels with linens and lightweight cotton ensemble. A dark color palette absorbs heat while light motifs such as whites and neutral tones make your home appear open and breezy. Imagine spending a lazy afternoon in your bed reading a book and simply enjoying a slow summer day in luxurious fresh white sheets from Kassatex!
4. bring in the greens
Freshen up your nook by placing oversized foliage, potted plants, or green accents in your living room, bedroom, and even in the bathroom. Greeneries help purify air while giving your space a cool tropical vibe. Wood furniture and big plants give the perfect relaxed yet invigorating feel to your home. Don't forget to add homey accent pieces like this ultra-soft Ralph Lauren Throw Pillow for a hint of warmth.
5. maximize your outdoor space
Take advantage of beautiful sunny days and set up a lounge area in your backyard or patio. A simple brunch table is perfect for outdoor entertaining or for hosting an afternoon barbecue with friends and family. To complete your al fresco dining, curate a rustic-inspired table setting with Multiple Choice 16pc Thomson Stoneware Set for that Tuscan summer look.
Photographers: Oliver Tam & Frances Ulit
Art Director: Kevin Dexter Magno
Producer: Stephanie Bagulbagul
Production Coordinator: Elaine Contreras
Shot on location at The Picasso Boutique Makati
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