How great is summer? I love the long sunny days and relaxing vibe. Even tedious chores, like food shopping, don't seem so bad when I know I'm going to spend the afternoon in the park or backyard! What can kill a great summer vibe is a home that feels like winter--you want to bring that great vacation vibe indoors, too. Here's five easy ways how:
Change the blankets. Store all cozy throws for the fall and substitute with lightweight cotton throws. Now, change your bedding. Substitute down comforters for quilts, coverlets or cotton blankets. (Tip: If you love your duvet cover, put a thin quilt in it instead of the down for the summer.)
Change your pillows. Linen throw pillows as well as light summer color pillows always change up the look of a room.
Memories are made in the summer. Frame some of your favorite beach baby photos.
I love fresh air. Even when it's hot, I try to hold off putting on the air conditioner as long as possible. This is where the fans come in. I have small ones in each room, near the windows so that they circulate the air.
Stock your kitchen with disposable dishes and utensils for impromptu picnics and BBQs. Also perfect for those summer nights when you don't feel like doing dishes. Remember, you're on vacation, too!
How do you enjoy summer?