Summer is just around the corner so before you get your wooly gloved-hand caught in the proverbial cookie jar let us help you summer-up your home with these 5 easy steps

1. Boost your garden

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Find plants that are suited for summer like Agapanthus, Dalia or Gerbera. Remember to feed them and give compost. Water is essential, but don’t water the leaves, water the roots.

2. Give space to your home 

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Space out your furniture towards the wall to give an illusion of space. Also open windows to allow fresh air in – this will cool and your home and give the space an airy feel and not make it feel cramped.


3. Add fun to your indoors

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When summer approaches, it’s time to transition from the cosy vibe to something more refreshing. So, put away the candles and silk arrangements. Bring in glass vases, coloured glass plates and paper lampshades to add a fun element to your home.

 4. Organize and declutter your home 

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Stash away your winter clothes and move your summer items into your freshly cleaned closet. Empty your cabinets and get rid of things you don’t need.

5. Create light and bright surroundings

Replace heavy drapes with ones that allow sufficient natural light to enter. Switch out your living room throw pillows and slipcovers with brightly coloured fabrics. Remember to stash away any thick or furry rugs too.

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Now there is no excuse for a newly refreshed home and I'm sure after spending all that time at home you are ready for a change. Remember if a few decor tips won't do the trick, give one of our agents a call for an obligation free valuation and maybe get the ball rolling on finding a new home for you and your family.


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