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7 Ways to Brighten Up Your Home This Summer

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Now that summer is here, there’s nothing stopping you from transforming your home, and breathing new life into your decor. The season demands it, and we’ve found a whole host of ideas that will enable you to make it happen.

All you need to do is take a look at the following wise words, and then decide which style tips you want to put into action. There’s something for everyone, so what are you waiting for?

Kit Out Your Kitchen with Some Brand New Fire Ducts

You might not think about fire ducts as a way to brighten up your home, but there’s surely no better addition to make than something that will give you peace of mind.

Invest in nothing but the best, and you’ll be able to sleep easy knowing that you have everything taken care of.

Just what you need so that you can get the restful sleep that will allow you to come up with dozens of other amazing ways to transform your home this summer!


Add Some Timber Cladding to the Outside  

When you want to be able to transform the outside of your home quickly and easily, timber cladding is the only way to do it.

It’s not as expensive, nor does it require as much time as rendering, and it provides so much more aesthetically pleasing finish that it’s a wonder why there are homes that opt for anything else.

All you need to do is select your favorite type of wood, have it cut to fit by a professional, and then stand back and admire your handiwork.

One thing is for sure, you’ll be amazed at the end result. It’s a great way to breathe new life into your home in a single afternoon!

Create Some Raised Beds Using Railway Sleepers

Raised beds are all the rage right now, and railways sleepers are the best way to make them. If you want to be able to turn your garden into your own little oasis where you can get away from it all, then sleepers are what you need.

They allow you to add that touch of the rustic meets country look to your outdoor space, and they’ll last for years if properly treated.

To really breathe new life into things, you could also add a few paths made from paving stones that criss-cross your lawn and take you on a tour of the garden.

It’s these little finishing touches that make all the difference when you’re trying to create the outdoor space you never want to leave.

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Add a Fire Pit to Your Patio and Enjoy Great Company

Fire pits are a great way to get all the family outside and enjoying one another’s company. No matter how bright the evenings are, you can still get a little chilly when you’re relaxing on the patio furniture.

Even the slightest breeze can make you shiver… which is where fire pits come into their own.

Position your pit on a paved or bricked patio, and arrange your seating so it’s at the centre. That way, everyone can stay warm and cosy long into the evening as you enjoy your handiwork and get away from the TV.

Swap Your Lights for Warm White Bulbs

Warm white bulbs are so much easier on the eyes that it’s a wonder they’re not more common.

The warming glow helps you add that homely touch that this time of year demands, and is a great way to make your house a home with the flick of a switch.

You can even get candle bulbs or retro filaments that turn your lightbulbs from a tool into a feature. It could be just what you need to brighten up your decor this summer!

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Make Photo Bunting, and Hang It Wherever You Feel Like

If you’ve never heard of photo bunting, then it’s safe to say that you’ve been missing out for years now.

All you need is a length of twine, some mini wooden clothes pegs, and a dozen or so of your favorite family photos.

You can hang it as traditional horizontal bunting, or straight down when you want to make a feature of one of the living room’s hard to decorate corners. The choice is yours!

Transform Your Wooden Furniture with Some Homemade Shabby Chic  

Last but not least, why don’t you show the whole world just what you can do with your hands, and turn on the shabby chic charm?

It’s all about keeping things subtle and refined, so make sure you check out a few online examples before you get started.

Get it right, and you’ll be able to repurpose a much-loved piece of furniture so that it adds something completely new to your chosen space. Perfect for transforming your home this summer!

Want to update more things in your home?  Check out our Ghost Bed mattress review for how we made our bedroom even more welcoming!

Kevin has gone through an extensive home renovation with his son, which he has both thoroughly enjoyed, and dreaded every morning. He is now the proud owner of half his dream house (the other half has been waiting for summer). You can read more of Kevin’s work at PlainHelp.

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