This summer has been one of the hottest on record, besides the obvious worry about it being a result of global warming, it’s been beautiful. Tens of thousands of us have enjoyed the long hot days and relished the unseasonal weather. But somehow the evenings are already drawing shorter and shorter. For those of you who are shaking your heads and wondering what happened, we’ve compiled a few simple steps to making it feel as though the summer is stretching on forever.
1. Patio heater
You can’t beat sitting out on a porch in the evenings with a glass of wine and a meal. But you don’t have to curb the habit as soon as it starts getting nippy. A patio heater is a simple but effective solution to making the most out of each day. Most of them either rotate or have a 360 degree output. If you fancy taking this to the extreme, Dimplex
have just released a new patio heater which has a built in speaker and 16 colour changing LEDs – so you can party into the night in style.
It’s long been a staple of interior design that lighter colours make the most of the natural light available. If you’ve been considering having a re-paint recently (even just one feature wall), then why not consider using the opportunity to make the most of the seasons. White, light pink and gold tones will bring out the little light that’s still there in the evenings and let you imagine it’s still July.
3. Accessorise in yellow and gold
To complement the tip above, or as a simpler easier twist on the same theme, this is another good idea to accentuate that natural light bouncing all around you. Give it a try and you might just be surprised the subtle difference it makes.
4. Pot plants
House plants stay green and plump all year, so they’re a great way to combat the leaf-less trees and shrubs outside. Plus, recent studies have shown that having a succulent or cactus in your bedroom can be beneficial for your health. Providing you with oxygen while you snooze and de-toxifying the air. Win win.
5. Wake up earlier
We know, it might sound crazy. Sleep is important of course, but whilst we’re still in the early Autumnal phase waking up even half an hour earlier means more natural light and warm summer vibes.
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