How to decorate your summer house? Here are 5 amazing ideas!
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When you start a family, it doesn’t take long to realize that there is no such thing as too much space. Your hobbies and interests descend on your list of priorities and not to mention that every visit from a relative turns family members to close roommates. As the children get older, giving them more space can decrease the tantrums and sulking which leaves you and your significant other in a very tight space.
This is why you should take full advantage of your summer house and transform it into a useful and beautiful place instead of storage for seasonal clothes, unwanted gifts, and forgotten memorabilia. With that in mind, here are five ideas on how to decorate your summer house by giving it a new purpose.
Free your imagination in a creative nook
If you need a place to unwind by employing your creative skills, then treat yourself with a place for hobbies. Depending on your interests, you would probably need a large table to dominate the room with many drawers to hold different materials as well as free space to place your art pieces. You would be decorating the summer house in colors which motivate you most and have just enough furniture to be able to sit and rest after diligently perfecting your artistic skills.
Provide your guests with more comfort
If you wish to give more privacy and comfort to both your family and guests, turning the summer house into a guest house could be the optimal solution. Once you declutter the space from all the unnecessary things which you’ve been pilling there for years, you can think in terms of equipping it with some essentials.
Presuming that the space at your disposal is modest, you would probably need to be creative when it comes to the choice of furniture. As for the sleeping arrangement, modular sofas could be the perfect idea since they can easily transform from a practical sitting place to a comfortable sleeping area. Since they can come with convenient additions such as an LED reading light and a charging table, there is no need for any large additional pieces of furniture.
Give your children a playroom
Being able to provide your children with a separate place for playing will result in your house being tidier as well as quieter which, in return, will give you an opportunity to spend a few hours reading a book in peace. To keep the piece in the house, it would be best to go with a neutral color palette that fits for both girls and boys of various ages.
When it comes to other decorative elements, you would need a beautiful and soft Miss Amara rug so they are free to roll around on the floor or play Floor is Lava. Something easy to keep clean that can endure spilling accidents and frequent vacuuming is the best choice for you. In addition to that, you can add a hamper where they can throw in all the toys and equip the space with plenty of shelving for books and plushies.
Create a peaceful oasis for relaxing
After a stressful day at work, you probably wish for some peace and quiet while your significant other and your children might have other plans which include blasting music or sports. To help yourself unwind and recharge for a new round of strenuous tasks and approaching deadlines, you can create an oasis of peace out of your summer house.
Decorating your oasis will depend on what you find relaxing, so for example, you might want to turn it into a writing area where you will express your thoughts in a verse. In case you decide to use it as a library, make sure you have a comfortable chair to sit in, enough light and enough shelves to keep your books. If you enjoy meditation, you would need room for a mat so any chunky furniture is out of the question and so are aggressive colors on the walls.
Enjoy yourself in a separate party place
The idea to use your summer house for family gatherings and events is a great one, once the pandemic crisis finally ends, of course. Your party space should both have an area for sitting and indulging in conversation and enough space for kids to dance and run around.
Also, it could be interesting to add a bar and a couple of bar stools for adults, and don’t forget to add dimmable and color-changing lights to make the atmosphere more relaxed or ready for a full-blown dance party. Put some thought in how you would arrange speakers to maximize sound potential and so that nothing would get accidentally spilled on them (safety first, especially with kids around). As for the decorations, since it wouldn’t be an actual living area, it’s best to go with simplicity so that you can clean it quickly after the party ends.
Regardless of how you decide to decorate your summer house, you will make more room in your home and provide time and space for some valuable family time.
Derek Lotts is an experienced freelance writer and researcher. He’s a regular contributor to the Smooth Decorator blog. Derek’s main areas of interest are home improvement, interior design, and sustainable living. He strongly believes in the power of sharing knowledge and ideas through the mediums of modern technology.