UPDATE: This post originally ran in June but now that it is officially summer, we wanted to share it again!
To complement the gorgeous weather outside, it’s in our best interest to keep those summer vibes flowing within our homes, as well. And, we don’t even have to go out and get all new things to make it happen. Here are five simple ideas for creating a summer atmosphere in your home!
Simplify your bed.
Heavy blankets and a sea of pillows are things of the past. All you need for the summer are one or two pillows, some natural bamboo sheets, and something light to throw on top. My real advice for simplifying your bed takes it a step further, though: I dare you to lose the bed frame. Sell it, donate it, or store it in the basement – a sturdy mattress on the floor is all you really need. It’ll have you feeling light, free, grounded, and even a little more clear-headed. Try it.
Overload on hemp, jute, and rope.
These materials are bursting with the raw, natural feeling of summer, so load up on them in every way you can. Display dream catchers all over your bedroom, hang an aloe vera plant in a homemade macramé plant hanger… I’ve even been known to hang random bits of string from a stick and call it a day. Have fun with it and let your creativity flow. Even just working with these materials will have you in that summer mindset.
Decorate with sand.
Nothing says summertime like stepping your bare feet into some fresh, fine sand. The next time you’re on the beach, bring a jar and take some home with you. Then, pour some into various vessels and use them to display candles, jewelry, or whatever else you can imagine. If you won’t find yourself on the beach this summer, no worries! You can usually buy sand at a craft or hardware store.
Let in the breeze.
In the morning, before it gets too hot (depending on where you live), open up every window in your house – even if it’s just for a few minutes. That fresh, summer breeze will fill your home with the sweet smell of the season, and fill your soul with new life and positive vibes. As soon as the sun starts beating in, you can close your windows and blast that cool air… the summer scent will be sure to linger for a few hours.
Create a custom summer scent.
Enhance the natural summer scent that infiltrates your home with a custom-made scent specific to what you love. Make a natural room spray using lemon balm, lime juice, lavender oil, and coconut extract, and spritz it around your home. Try these homemade natural air fresheners! You can even spray it on your skin and hair to keep the glorious scent with you all day. Another trick of the trade: pineapples. Place them strategically around your home for an unexpected whiff of summer whenever you pass by. Plus, they just look cool.
How else will you be spreading the summer vibes in your home this summer? Do tell!