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Summer makeover for your home

india Updated: Mar 13, 2010 01:34 IST
Chetna Joshi Bambroo
Chetna Joshi Bambroo
Hindustan Times
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LifestyleYour home requires a summer makeover, just the way your wardrobe undergoes one with the changing weather. The dark colours and heavy rugs need to be replaced with floral, light coloured curtains, and the cosy interiors that livened up the winters need to give way to fresh sunlight and open spaces.

Here are a few tips to give your home the perfect summer look.

Use delicate pastel shades and a glorious profusion of nature on your walls or the accessories you are using.

Dark curtains should be replaced by white muslin curtains.

Fresh colours like fushcia, green and white should replace the dark/deep colours.

Trend for summers is more towards outdoor living. Natural teak tables and consoles are ideal for this season.

Floral prints look lively in summers. So get your home linen and cushions in bright, colourful designs.

While accessorising the home, make sure decor items are in glass and light fibre, as heavy materials clutter the space.

Light up summer evenings with glass, nickle lamps and sea-shell candles.

Green plants inside the house will give a fresh appeal to the house. Bamboos have a very cooling effect — apt for balcony or gardens.

— With inputs from Bindu Vadera of Varya and Mandeep Nagi of Shades of India