Get Your Home SUMMER READY

“Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June.”- Al Bernstein

Summer is almost here and with the change of seasons comes the desire to change up our decor and get our homes ready for the new season! Summer is the perfect time to embrace those lazy, warm days in a space that is ideal for entertaining and relaxing! So sit back with a drink in your hand and follow these tips to get your home summer ready!

Out with the old and in with the new! The first thing you’ll want to do as the new season arrives is to lighten things up inside and out! While winter is full of darker, richer colors and heavier fabrics; summer encourages lighter brighter color palates. Think about replacing your fall and winter scented candles with fresh flowers and changing out heavy blankets and duvets with lighter weight, more cooling options.

Never underestimate the value of adding in some bright throw pillows to change the whole feel of a room. Accent pieces like brightly colored picture frames and seasonal decor are small changes that can make a big difference. No matter what type of decor you have in your home, you can always add in some summer details. Think palm trees, beach scenes, mermaids and pineapples. The possibilities are endless!

We all know that life in Albemarle Plantation revolves around a love of the outdoors! Now that your indoor living space is summer ready; it’s time to think about how to get your outdoor space prepared for all of the entertaining and relaxing you’ll be doing! The easiest way to dress up your outdoor living space and still make a big impact is with lighting. There are many options to choose from depending on your space and your style. String lights work really well for small patios, but look great in any outdoor space.

Now that you’ll be spending more time outside, why not dress up that patio you’ve been neglecting all winter long?! Add in a colorful outdoor throw rug or even a outdoor bar stocked with everything you’ll need for summer fun!