Even during normal circumstances, we spend a lot of time in our homes. The space we keep tends to affect the feelings we have too—for most people, living in an orderly and aesthetically pleasing environment leads to feeling more energized, happy, and even more creative. What better way to get those creative juices flowing than with some fun projects to make your home a paradise you want to be in this summer?
Read on as we share some of our top tips for creating a home environment you’ll truly enjoy.
Paint Your Interior
Have you ever noticed that the color of a room changes the energy you have when you’re in it? This is called color psychology! For instance, yellow tends to be the color of warmth and energy, purple the color of wealth and wisdom, and blue the color of calmness, or even sadness.
This is just the basics of color psychology, but the fact of the matter is, the color of the walls in your bedroom or even living room can totally change the feeling of your space. If you relate more to the calming effects of the color blue, then a blue room may be just what you need! Or if the color yellow makes you feel energetic, then this color could be ideal for a playroom or workout room, and so on.
Lay Mulch in Your Garden
Did you know that mulch can smother weeds in your garden? It does this by depriving them of oxygen and light, and also holds moisture in the soil so your plants have a consistent source of water. You can get mulch cheaply or even make your own with shredded wood and bark, grass clippings, raked leaves, or even cardboard.
Wash Your Windows
We’re sure you do this anyway quite regularly—on the inside anyway. What about outside? If you live in a two-story or taller home, chances are you might not even think about washing the exterior of your windows. But you’d be surprised just how much brighter and lighter it makes your home feel when you have those curtains drawn.
Weather-Seal Your Home and Deck
Making sure your home stays comfortable is just as much a part of creating a summer paradise as it is painting or making sure your garden looks great. Weather sealing inside your home, using caulking around drafty doors and windows, will ensure that the conditioned air from your cooling system stays in your home this summer. Sealing your deck will keep it from succumbing to the effects of moisture it’s exposed to throughout the years.
Schedule AC Maintenance!
If you haven’t already, now is the perfect time to schedule your air conditioning maintenance session. This helps ensure that your cooling system works as efficiently and effectively as possible all summer long. After all, what good is creating a summer paradise at home if you can’t stand being in the home to enjoy it?
There are many great ways to bring joy into your living space and create a summer paradise this year. These are just a few ideas to get you started.