Ways to redecorate your home this summer

New Delhi: The most interesting places are those that vibrate with the seasons. Indian summer in particular calls for a major interior makeover to protect it from the elements while creating an atmosphere that complements the character of the season. All you need is a textile refresh, new prints on the walls, new cues in the materials and an invigorating summer vibe inspired by the newly designed mood boards. Punam Kalra, creative director of I’m the Center for Applied Arts, shares some tips

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Invest in the biophilic trend
The summer air carries scents and aromas from outside into the interior of a room, serving as a reminder to go natural this season. The calming energy that connects the outside to the inside also makes the space appear larger.

The easiest way to achieve this is to introduce fresh flowers and houseplants into the interiors. Incorporate eco-friendly material palettes with raw wood, ceramic or stone into furniture, decor or even backdrops – solid ceramic vases, seamless wooden tables, roughly cut stone backdrops and more leave a lasting dose of freshness and calm in the space without smothering it with layers.

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Go light and airy
Breathable rooms are the first wish of the busy season. Keep your home light and airy by using lighter weight, preferably semi-sheer, fabrics such as slub cotton, linen, etc. for your curtains, tapestries and upholstery.

Replace heavy winter throws with neat, trimmed finishes in neutral-toned upholstered furniture like sofas, armchairs, ottomans, and poufs. Woven pieces of rattan, bamboo, wicker or cane can be used as larger pieces like daybeds, chairs and consoles or as smaller accents like baskets, planters or even headboards to add a light touch to the furniture.

Summer is all about the sun and its open invitation home, shifting the focus away from the closed walls and towards openings like windows. Examine window treatments and incorporate more sun protection, such as bamboo/wood slats or linen blinds, to filter incoming heat waves.

For this harsh time of day, a blackout curtain is a must. If you have a balcony, decorate it with blooming flowers and invigorating herbs, and set up a seating area for evening tea. For open plan seating or backyards, you can go big with patio furniture sets under a greenhouse or floral pergola to create a retreat like home.

Remember a distant vacation
Summer vacation is a term in itself – Indian summers are incomplete without a vacation feeling. Incorporate tropical prints into hand-embroidered throws or leafy wallpaper, or nautical sculptures and souvenirs to create a sense of relaxation and travel indoors.

Backyard picnic tables, cocktail counters near the kitchen, or bar cabinets in a quiet corner of the living room can all add a more experiential element. This requires a mix of texture and personality, such as B. Indoor teepees and floor cushions for the picnic scene, a luxury bar cabinet and bar stools for the cocktails, and so on. Try an impromptu setup with an eclectic color palette to reflect your mood each day.

Hit or hint with the colors
The season, like the unpredictable weather, leads us to extreme ups and downs. The color themes also favor the extremes – the delicious sorbet colors and the subtle earth tones, both of which are appropriate to the summery character. If you want your space to be filled with joy and happiness, try palettes with mustard, lime, coral, aqua, or even mango tones. If you want a more soothing and soothing atmosphere, choose olive, taupe, fawn and other colors that will soften the tone of the interior.

Avoid messy palettes with a mix of both characters and stick to a single choice for a more cohesive overall composition of the room.

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indoor plants
Plants are the most adaptable items you can have in your home. Plants not only add aesthetic value to the outdoor space, they also look elegant on your window sills, on your dining table, near doors, on your side tables or try something big and bold.

Indoor plants will improve your life in both practical and aesthetic ways. Studies have shown that houseplants improve focus and productivity, reduce stress and improve mood, making them ideal not only for your home but also for your workplace. They are inexpensive and have the ability to add value to even the most mundane of spaces.

curtains
How can a curtain add value to your home? Curtains can be used to define a room and add character to it in a variety of ways. Curtains can change the ambiance of a room and make it look beautiful. Curtains, like mirrors, can create an illusion when placed correctly. This is because curtains hung high, like mirrors, draw the eye upwards and make the room appear larger than it is. The implication is that whenever you have the opportunity, always choose floor length curtains for living rooms and bedrooms. This will make your room appear larger and more luxurious. Sheer curtains let in natural light while filtering out harsh sunlight. We can choose from a variety of themes and patterns to add an elegant and charming look to our home.

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earthy tones
We all need to be spending more time indoors than ever before, which has hastened our love affair with soothing greens, blues and earth tones. We also want to feel connected to nature indoors. The color palette is very close to nature. Nature has long been a source of inspiration for us.

The use of carved in stone bathtubs, natural stones and textures and travertine in the space adds depth, soul and strengthens the connection with the natural beauty of the outdoor spaces.

Biophilic design elements such as plants, courtyard houses and clear glass give the space transparency and openness.

curves in spaces
Curves enhance the aesthetics of a space while giving it a safe, warm, and calming feel. Curves help develop a better connection with nature, resulting in a space that is naturally soothing to the eyes.

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