Use Summer to Create Your Perfect Winter Home
We think of summer as the time of being in the great outdoors, and it is: and that’s exactly why it’s the ideal time to take care of the interior of your home. When you’re not lapping up the sun outside, you can be slowly getting your home ready for the chilly winter months. You’re not going to spending too much time in your home, so it’s fine if it loses its coziness for a while. When winter comes around, you’ll have the perfect place to relax and unwind – but only if you put the time in now.
Fixing Any Problems
First thing’s first: let’s make sure your home is fit for purpose. There’s nothing worse than having to get up early on a cold winter’s morning, just because there’s a leak in the roof and you need to fix the problem before it gets any worse! This is what summer is for. Go around and check all the core areas of your home, especially the ones that are liable to be damaged during winter, to ensure they’re all in tip-top condition. Once that’s been taken care of, it’s all about bringing the fun!
In the Living Room
The living room is where we spend most of our time during the winter. We’re curled up on the couch, with our family, watching seasonal movie after seasonal movie. It doesn’t take much to make a living room comfortable: an extra cozy couch, dark hues on the wall, and a coffee table or two to bring the room together is all it takes. Throughout the summer, keep your eye out for lamps that’ll give the room a light glow. Throw in a rug and a large television, and you’ll be all set to ride out the cold months in style.
There is nothing better than spending long Sunday afternoons reading, especially if you’ve braved the outdoors and been outside in the morning. It’s easier than you think to create a reading nook, especially if you have spacious windowsills or a spare room. All they need is a few extra fluffy cushions and a view of the outdoors, and then you’re ready to sink into the deep pleasures of winter, with a good book in hand.
Loading Up On Layers
The good thing about taking care of the winter issues during summer is that you’ll be able to save yourself some money. Blankets, throws, and cushions – the staples of a cozy winter – will be much cheaper in summer than they are winter. Keep your eye out for good deals and stock up in advance. There’ll be no reason to be cold when you’re surrounded by a mountain of blankets!
Here’s one that’ll be good for winter and summer: a fire pit. Get one for your garden, and you’ll be able to enjoy those long summer nights well into the night, as well as being able to brave the cold when the weather turns chilly. There’s nothing better than being warm, even when there’s frost all around you!