There was a time when our homes were only one part of our lives. Where we spent time limited to eating and sleeping. On weekdays – life was about work and commutes. Weekends were about friends, shopping, eating out. We couldn’t even have begun to imagine how our lives would undergo a 180 degree transformation with the pandemic – ensuring that we today work , exercise, socialise and party at home.
As we turn into stay-at-home beings and change the way we live, we’re also changing the spaces we live in. And with summer well and truly upon us – its time to do justice to our world and the season both. Explore 7 Ways to Refresh your Home for the Summer with suggestions specially put together by our design team !
Refresh 1 – Colours can Cool
We’ve all taken our bedrooms and beds pretty much for granted. Until now. And now that staying cool is of essence when the sun is blazing outside – our team recommends the use of cool cotton or linen or organic blends. Choose from our selection of hand-woven dhurries, artisanal bed linen and handmade dohars in sheer shades or cool toned summer hues for bedroom style for the season.
Refresh 2 – Accessorise with Home Linen Accents
A quick way to add a fresh and easy vibe – is to accessorise your décor with new and fresh home linen choices. Think throws, cushion covers, table linen, bed covers in floral, pastels in soft and gentle prints or neutrals with a hint of shimmer. Made in limited numbers by artisans and small businesses to give your look that little extra bit of freshness
Refresh 3 – It’s all about Comfort
With the kind of time we now spend at home – comfort is paramount. Coupled with wellness and sustainability that seems to be becoming priority for us all. We’re leaning towards furniture that promises comfort and support while at work and at play. Even a single, super comfortable statement piece can bring a neglected corner alive or even change perspectives on how to sit around and use that space. Explore our selection of sofas, recliners, work and arm chairs handmade by our designers in eco-friendly and sustainable materials such as wicker, bamboo and even upcycled rubber tyres !
Refresh 4 – Summer Time is Garden Time
Most of our herbs and plants will live through summer with a bit of help from us. Bring them out of direct sunlight into your balcony, patio or even indoors. Our selection of hand-made pots and planters will inspire you to create a brand new summer garden.
Sow seeds for your favourite marigolds, sunflowers, hibiscus or tuberoses. Or grow herbs like basil, mint, coriander, celery. You can even plant your own vegetables such as chillies, tomatoes, brinjal, spinach, ladies fingers and more.
Refresh 5 – Think Textures. In your Furniture.
We love the use of textures in material used to create furniture- that brings a raw and causal vibe. Think handmade, earthy toned indoor and outdoor furniture options that are equal parts beautiful and comfortable – crafted from bamboo, wicker, rattan and river grass.
Refresh 6 – Light up your World
Another quick and easy way to add joy to our home – is with the use of light. The right kind of lighting can transform the look of any room or corner. We’re going with our selection of artisanal table and pendant lamps for a soft and focused glow in our spaces. Be it long hours at our work desk or lounging in a favourite corner – our choice of lights and lighting can make a world of difference to how we feel and live.
Refresh 7 – Décor is in the Details
So it’s not just about keeping things clutter free. It’s now about having things to focus on. Things that give meaning to our daily lives. Because we like the way they look, the memories they evoke or the style they bring. Use a quirky mug for your daily caffeine kick. Get a statement paperweight to fidget with. Buy the prettiest notebook to doodle in. Because every little thing deserves our attention and love because of the significance it brings to our lives. For this and more – explore our selection of one of a kind statement décor accents and we promise you will find something meant just for you.
And there’s more. You can simply choose to repurpose what you have. Bring out that gorgeous throw you were saving up. Unpack those snazzy table mats. Shuffle your mask collection. Move your artwork around. Rearrange your furniture. Put away the heavy carpets and curtains. Exult in bare floors and wispy curtains.
Because we’re now beginning to be grateful for each day that comes our way – knowing that are lives are to be lived out in the best way we possibly can