How to keep summer in your house: Interior design tips for a good mood at home

Sheila Byers Sheila Byers
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Late summer has spoiled us again with sunshine and warm temperatures, and we take this weather gift gratefully. Of course, we now want to spend as much time as possible outdoors, soaking up vitamin D and enjoying the warmth before the cold season dawns and we begin spending most of our time indoors. So take a little time to enjoy the last warm days of the year—for example, have a barbecue in the park or take a trip to the lake. But even if grilling is already behind us and our holiday tans are beginning to fade, we can use the following tricks to keep that summer feeling in our home.

Living room sunshine

​Yellow is the colour of the sun, and it has an encouraging effect and chases away gloomy moods. So paint your living room sunny yellow to make yourself impervious to winter depression. In this example, matching furniture was chosen in colours like mustard yellow and reddish brown. This whole room gives off a warm and friendly atmosphere and reminds us of sunny days and balmy evenings.


A summer treat for the kitchen

We can head to this sunny yellow kitchen shelving to get an extra serving of fun. It offers plenty of storage space for food, spices and drink bottles. Although in winter we won't be storing watermelons or cherries here any more, mushrooms, cabbages and parsnips will all look beautiful on these shelves.

The concept of the shelf is based in earlier times, when there was an extra pantry for preserving and storing food. The shelf offers and individual area for each type of food. The design is also based on the principles of the Food Pyramid: more storage space is given to the things that we should eat more often, and less to those that should occur less frequently in our diet. In the lower part there is space for cereal, pasta and bread, a drawer for vegetables that should be stored in the dark and a terracotta box to store items out of the refrigerator. There is also space for eggs, spices, herbs, grains, etc.—everything is comfortably accommodated.

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Hammocks!

 Balconies, verandas & terraces  by Pimiento OHG - Crazy Chair
Pimiento OHG—Crazy Chair

Crazy Chair Hängesessel für Indoor

Pimiento OHG - Crazy Chair

Hang out and relax in this single-seater hammock for home. Even if you're not looking out on the Pacific or holding a coconut in hand, you're guaranteed to feel as though you're on holiday. The chair is held in shape by stainless steel rods and can be easily hung from the ceiling or ceiling beams. If the building material of the house or apartment is too porous or you don't want to drill a hole in the ceiling, you can combine it with a matching stainless steel stand. When sitting in a hammock, the body automatically finds the best ergonomic position, so that the relaxed reading of your favourite magazine will always be back-friendly. 

Holiday dreams

tropical Kitchen by creatisto GmbH
creatisto GmbH

Kühlschrankfolie—Coconut Palm

creatisto GmbH

Not everyone can afford to escape the refrigerator temperatures of the winter and spend a Christmas holiday in the South, but everyone appreciates a beach view, like the one provided by this tropical sticker. The practical adhesive sheet can be easily applied without blistering, and it is scratch resistant and impervious to moisture. Since it can be  removed simply without leaving any residue, you can change the design at any time, whenever you want to dream about a different beach!

Fluttering summer messengers

 Living room by homify
homify

Spring Butterfly Chandelier

homify

What suggests summer more than the sight of a butterfly fluttering over a flower meadow or sitting on our knees as we relax on the garden deck? Although the delicate butterfly will unfortunately disappear along with the flowers, we can save a piece of that summer feeling with this unusual ceiling lamp. A swarm of butterflies circles the bulb as though it a flower.

How do you plan to keep a little summer in your home? Share your tips below!
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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