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The transition from winter to spring and summer is the perfect time to give your home a fresh, cheerful update. As nature awakens from its hibernation, you can use this renewed energy to brighten up your home and prepare it for the warmer months. Whether you have a spacious garden or are enjoying the sun from an urban balcony, there are plenty of ways to give your home a spring and summer makeover. Let's open the windows, let the fresh air in and get started with our tips!

Bring the outside in

With spring approaching, this is the ideal time to bring nature indoors and fill your home with life and color. Start by introducing plants that not only purify the air but also bring a touch of spring into your home. Think of fresh houseplants such as small citrus trees, which are not only beautiful but also spread a wonderful scent with their blossoms. Using natural materials such as wood, rattan, and linen in your interior can also help create a lighter, airier feel. These materials reflect the outdoors and bring an organic, soothing atmosphere to your home, perfect for spring and summer.

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Fresh and light

Spring and summer are synonymous with light and freshness, and this should also be reflected in your home. Replace heavy, dark fabrics and decorations with items in soft, cheerful colors. Bright pastel shades such as soft pink, sky blue, or mint green on cushions, throws and decorative accessories can immediately brighten up a room and give it a spring-like atmosphere. Maximizing natural light is also crucial; Replace thick curtains with transparent options that gently filter the light and give your rooms a warm glow.

Outdoor living

The outdoors play a central role in spring and summer. It's time to transform your outdoor space into a second living room where you can relax, eat, and enjoy the warm days and evenings. Start by making your terrace, balcony or garden comfortable with suitable furniture and cozy lighting. An outdoor rug and some decorative cushions immediately add atmosphere. The beginning of spring is also the perfect time to pay attention to exterior painting.

A fresh coat of paint or varnish can do wonders for the appearance of your home. Choose weather-resistant, professional ones Sikkens paint in bright or subtle colors to make your house look like new again. This maintenance not only provides an aesthetic upgrade but also protects your home from the elements. Sikkens Rubbol XD High Gloss, for example, is a very good polish that lasts for years.

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Refreshment and comfort

As temperatures rise, it is important to provide cooling indoors. Consider installing fans or air conditioning to keep the indoor temperature comfortable. Light, breathable fabrics such as cotton and linen are ideal for bedding and window coverings as they help keep the room cool on warmer nights. Outside you can create shady areas using parasols, a sun cloth or by planting trees and shrubs that provide natural cooling. These shaded areas provide a welcome break from the sun and make your outdoor space even more inviting.

Personal touch

Spring and summer are also the ideal seasons to add personal touches to your home. Use this time to decorate your home with items that have special meaning to you and that reflect the cheer of the season. This can range from handmade decorations to photos of beloved spring and summer moments. DIY projects such as painting a wall a fresh color, refurbishing an old piece of furniture, or starting a vegetable garden or flower bed can be both a therapeutic activity and give your home a unique, personal look.

Now that you're inspired to get your home ready for spring and summer, it's time to take action. Start with simple changes and experiment with color, light, and natural elements to transform your home into a place where you can make the most of the season.

Tell me, what are you going to do?

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