The season of cooling coconut water, ice-creams, and cold showers is coming trotting towards us. While air-conditioning is the most obvious way to keep your home cool and comfortable, it often falls short in the scorching North Indian heat. Moreover, a lot of homes are not privileged enough to have air-conditioned. So, we here to drop some hot interior decorating tips to keep your home look and feel cool this summer.
1. A fresh paint job to the rescue
Welcome Spring with a fresh splash of color on your wall to prepare for the impending summer. Choosing the right color can make all the difference when it comes to the cool vibe and feel of your home. The best interior decorators in Noida have a deep understanding of color and its effect on our mood. Use cool tones of -
· Powder blue
· Dusty pink
· Light grey
2. Window treatment
While windows are essential to illuminate our room and give us some coveted vitamin D during the chillier months, they defeat our purpose here in the summer months. You can either install blinds or use a thick blackout curtain to block the harsh, hot rays of the afternoon sun. Heat-reducing window films are also a great way to bring down the temperature of your home.
An ancient Indian way to keep your home cool during the summer (spoiler: it is highly-effective) is to use bamboo or vetiver curtains. Install them outside the window and keep them damp to welcome fresh, cool air into your home.
3. Use natural fabric
Swap your velvets and faux furs with natural fabrics like cotton, bamboo cotton, and linen. If you want to give a luxe look then you may choose to migrate towards satin. Use these fabrics for linens, curtains, and upholstery to create a cohesive, summer-appropriate look for your home.
4. Green goodness
Use tall houseplant near windows to create shade while bathing your plants in pleasant sunlight. Talk about killing two birds with one stone (hypothetically). Plants also infuse a sense of calm and relaxation into your home while keeping the air fresh. Use bedroom-friendly plants to induce good sleep. And, pick some air-purifying beauties for the rest of the house.
5. Cool your roof
A cool head is all it takes, they say. So, keep the head of your home cool with heat reflective paint treatment. Insulate your roof with spray foam and populate it with plants to keep it extra cool even in the summer months.
6. Take “out” the INcandescent lights
It takes about 28 minutes for a 60-watt incandescent bulb to increase the temperature of a room by 1 degree. So, it is not your best bet during the summers. Swap these lights with energy-efficient CFLs to keep your home and electricity cool at the same time.
Getting your home prepared for the summer professionally by good interior design companies in Noida like Tweak can not only add to your quality of life but also help you save quite some wads of cash in the future. Make a wise decision and give us a call today!