The weather is finally getting warmer, meaning summer is just around the corner. In addition to going to the gym and updating your wardrobe, don’t forget to give your home some summer love too. Our skilled designers have these tips to help prepare your home for summer.
To prepare your home for summer, you don’t have to completely redesign your space. But do think of a few accessories that will brighten up the common areas of your home. In this house of the Westchester family we have procured a colorful selection of pillows and decorative table objects. They not only complement the colorful works of art in the living room, but also give the room a warm and summery atmosphere.
If you are fortunate enough to have an outside space, make sure to take advantage of it this summer. Dust off the patio furniture and remove some of the outdoor seat cushions.
Pro Tip: If you’re not sure what to do with your outside space, consider a small fire pit. Arrange it around your patio furniture like a coffee table in your living room. To compensate for the angular elements of this roof terrace, we selected a circular stone fireplace.
Swap your curtains
If you haven’t swapped our curtains in the spring, do so now, as summer draws nearer. We recommend white window treatments: they’re a chic option that will protect you from the sun without your room feeling damp. Check out how sheer window treatments make this luxury Upper East Side apartment feel light and airy.
Exchange your bed linen
The down comforter that you’ve been wearing like a cape for the past six months has no place in the summer. So swap out your heavy sheets for something lighter. For a breezy, durable option, choose a lightweight cotton set like we did on this weekend getaway to Sag Harbor.
Exchange your carpet
Tuck away the soft, high-pile rugs of summer and choose a low-profile option, especially a light, summery color. In this luxury Miami Beach apartment, we’ve placed turquoise carpets throughout the apartment for a chic option that reflects the colors of the ocean.
Update your home art
Summer is the perfect time of year to discover new ways of living. If you want to add a beach vibe to your home, consider a print from photographer Gray Malin. The sandy taupes and turquoise waters of this print set the tone for the color palette on this Upper East Side getaway.
Make your home fun
If you’ve been hibernating all winter – and no one would blame you for doing it – you might want to socialize a bit after the weather warms up. In any entertaining space, keep everyone away from the TV. Check out the conversation nook we created in this Montauk beach house with no TV.