Home interiors and gardening

How to refresh your home this Summer with Kent Blaxill

I’m a shuffler. I like to shuffle things around and change things whenever I can. Not so much of a daily shuffler but I’m more of a seasonal shuffler. I like to change up my home’s décor whenever a new season is on the horizon. Do you ever feel like replacing warm fabrics and heavy colours when summer comes around? That’s exactly that.

With summer just around the corner, it’s time for a change. I want to make my house a bit more fresh and light ready to welcome any guests to garden tea parties and barbecue get-togethers. So, it comes as no surprise how excited I partnered up with the team at Kent Blaxill, decorator centre, to share some ideas on how to refresh my home (and your home too!) this summer.

Start outdoors.

Why not tackle the outdoors first? After all, it’s the area of your home you’ll want to take advantage of whilst the weather is nice! Get rid of fallen leaves, mow the lawn, plant some colourful flowers, pressure wash the deck and get the outdoor furniture out of storage. If your garden fence is looking a bit old and discoloured, why not give it a new coat of paint?

Go natural.

Apartment Therapy suggests adding natural materials to your home during summer. “Adding in natural materials is a great way to beckon in the summer months”. Some natural materials that you can add include raffia, seagrass, tropical foliage and grasscloth.

Don’t forget the flooring.

“Give your wood flooring some shine with a variety of wood finishes, including stains, varnishes and polishes. If you still have carpet, time to swap. Say goodbye to your carpet and say hello to stunning and elegant hardwood flooring.” Says Wood Create. I do think that my wood flooring could use a bit of a refresh, so I might varnish my flooring this summer!

Try something new.

Dork Face recommends giving the colour of the year a try. “Various paint brands have set their own “Colour of The Year”, so there are plenty of choices! Pantone announced that their Colour of the Year is a new shade of blue and violet – Very Peri. Benjamin Moore shared that their Colour of the Year is a gently shaded sage green – October Mist.” She says. I don’t usually care much about the colour of the year but I’d be up for trying something new this year!



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