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Easy & Creative Ideas to Refresh Your Home for Summer

Warmer days, longer evenings, and a renewed sense of energy mean summer is upon us. It is also the perfect time to shake off the winter blues and get a fresh start, inside and out!

Lighter, brighter spaces set the mood for the season, and accomplishing a little home refresh can be a fun and rewarding project.

The best part?

Home rejuvenation projects can also keep you active and engaged. Even if you're retired, staying active is important for both your physical and mental well-being.

Here's how tackling a summer home refresh can be the perfect blend of purposeful activity and creative expression:

  • Lighten Up! Swap those heavy winter drapes for breezy sheers or linen curtains. Then, wash your windows to remove grime and let in more natural light.
  • Textile Transformation: Remove heavy blankets and woolen throw pillows and replace them with lighter linens or cotton fabrics in summery hues.
  • Scent-sational Summer: Diffuse essential oils throughout your home with bright, uplifting scents like citrus or lemongrass. Or consider bringing out your favorite vase to arrange fresh-cut flowers and add a touch of nature's fragrance, too!
  • Welcome Summer with Art: Who says you can’t change your home’s art aesthetic? Swap out winter landscapes for vibrant prints or beach-themed artwork to really get you in the summertime mood.
  • Rearrange and Refresh: A fresh perspective can make a big difference, and you can accomplish this by rearranging the furniture in your home.
  • Declutter and Donate: Get rid of items you no longer use or love. Donate them to a worthy cause and give your space a clean slate.
  • Flooring Refresh: Roll up area rugs for a lighter feel and give your hardwood floors a good polish for a summer shine.
  • Balcony Bliss: Create a cozy balcony retreat with comfy seating and flowering plants, a perfect space to relax and enjoy the weather.
  • Patio Paradise: Spruce up tired patio furniture with colorful cushions. Hang some string lights and add ambiance for warm summer evenings.
  • Kitchen Cheer: Cooking spaces often become happy gathering areas during the summer. Add pops of summer color with vibrant dish towels or a new fruit bowl.

The benefits of accomplishing these tasks go far beyond a refreshed space. Feeling productive and in control of your environment can boost your mood and sense of accomplishment. Plus, a lighter, brighter home can set the stage for a relaxing and enjoyable summer season.

So put on some music, grab a friend or family member to lend a hand, and get started on your summer home refresh! You'll be surprised how good it feels to live in a space that reflects the vibrant energy of the season.

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