When winter arrives, many people decide to break the heavy blankets out and switch out their seasonal decor. However, now that summer is approaching, you need to get some seasonal homeware essentials so you are prepared for the heat as much as possible. In summer, your social activities also start to change, meaning you will have to change your home in order to cater to your new social schedule. Here are all the homeware essentials you need to buy in time for summer.
Seasonal Summer Scents
Nothing gets people more excited for Christmas than Winter seasonal scents. Many people like to burn cinnamon, gingerbread and pine tree candles and incense sticks to get their homes prepared for the Christmas season. However, you can also do this for Summer, and it can make you feel much happier and excited. Citrus-scented candles, fresh linen room spray and floral incense are a great way to make your home feel like summer, and get you ready for the season!
Fans and Air Conditioners
Now that the weather is becoming considerably warmer, you should think about improving your air conditioning game so you won’t overheat during the summer months. Most people around the world invest in air conditioning, so for a lot of people, it will just be a matter of turning it on. However, if you live somewhere that doesn’t have a lot of air conditioning, you should consider installing a unit or investing in a lot of electric fans. Keeping cool is one of the most important parts of having an amazing summer, so make sure that you get this sorted early on before the shops run out of fans! You don’t want to be left without the first time there is a heatwave.
You won’t be drinking as much hot tea or coffee during the summer months (although people in warmer climates do, as it apparently keeps you cooler.) One of the best ways you can be prepared for summer is to put away your mugs and flasks and invest in some new glassware for lemonade, sangria and summer cocktails. You might be entertaining guests outside a lot more, so make sure that you invest in strong glass, in case anyone drops a glass when dining outside!
Salad Bowls and Picnic Cutlery
As well as investing in all-new glassware, you should also get some more salad bowls and cutlery that would be great for picnics. People underestimate just how much salad they eat during the summer months – it is usually one of the most popular summer dinner choices. Getting all new, matching picnic dishware and cutlery is one of the best things you can do to be prepared for house parties and dinner parties you may have during the summer months. Matching cutlery and dishware is a great way to elevate the themes and looks of your dinner parties!
If you’re a fan of more chilled-out hangouts than a dinner party, you might want to invest in a couple of picnic blankets to put out in your garden. Instead of hosting formal summer dinner parties, you could instead host a casual, potluck-style picnic. However, investing in picnic blankets will help you make the picnic more comfortable for your guests – and they usually cost very little. You can also take picnic blankets when you go camping or on hikes, so they are definitely a homeware essential worth investing in this summer.
A Water Filter
One of the best ways you can survive the summer months is to make sure that you are staying hydrated – however, many people find it difficult to drink as many litres as they should. Investing in an excellent water filter is one of the best ways you can encourage yourself to drink more. Adding fruits such as lemons, raspberries and limes can make water more attractive to drink – you could even add mint leaves! Creating a water station with a water filter and an ice machine is a great way to encourage yourself to drink more water.
Ceramic Plant Pots
Improving your garden is one of the best ways you can improve your home for the summer. As the weather gets warmer, everyone starts to spend more time in their gardens and outside, so improving your garden will help you feel more relaxed spending time there. Make sure that you mow your lawn and tidy up your shrubbery, and clean all garden furniture. One of the best things you can do to spruce up your garden is to invest in ceramic plant pots to place around the space, making it look more interesting and inviting. This is especially important if you live in an apartment or flat, and don’t have a lot of grass and garden space.
Linen Bed Sheets
As well as investing in fans and air conditioning to keep cool, one of the things you need to think about during the summer months is how you will stay cool while you’re asleep. Even though the nights are cooler, many people report that they find it harder to sleep due to the heat in summer. Changing out your bedding and investing in some cotton or linen bed sheets is one of the best ways you can keep cool. Some linen bedding sets come with cooling technology, so you might want to consider getting some of these sets for the summer months.
Lighter Throw Blankets
Many people like to improve the dimensions and texture of their home interior design by adding throw blankets on their furniture, such as on sofas, chairs and tables. However, this can make your rooms feel warmer during the summer months, and prevent you from keeping your home cool. Instead, switch out your heavier throw blankets and replace them with lighter material ones – this way, you will be able to keep your home less insulated and stimulate more airflow, and make your home feel more summery.
Seasonal Soft Furnishings
Replacing the rest of your soft furnishings is also a good way you can prepare your home for summer. Getting some light material, floral cushion sets and rugs is a great way to make your home feel brighter and fit in well with summer. You should also consider switching out your curtains – curtains are one of the worst ways heat can get trapped inside your home. Instead, investing in some net curtains will protect your home from glare and provide shade, but also allow airflow. This way, you can have shade in your home without making your interiors too warm.
By making a few of these small changes, you can have the best home in time for summer. Try some of these out today and have an amazing summer-inspired house!