Home transformations can be costly and time-consuming so when you’re making improvements you want them to work all year round. If you think your home needs a facelift, consider some of these design ideas that will look great in your home no matter the season.
- Bring the outside in
Adding a conservatory to your home allows you to have a space to retreat to that encompasses both home comforts and the natural world. Add texture in your conservatory to bring the two worlds together by using materials such as natural wicker, wood and terracotta. You can also add houseplants which are thought to improve your mood, purify the air, and reduce the risk of fatigue. In winter months a conservatory is a great space to relax in, allowing you to benefit from the peace of nature while in your warm home. Add under floor heating and blankets to make it the perfect cosy space.
- Improve your patio area
Make the most of your outside space by adding a patio or making a few improvements to your existing one to ensure you have a great space to entertain all year round. Add a heater and blankets to the chairs to make it a great place to socialise even on colder nights and add fairy lights to make it more inviting and cosy in the dark. Leave these lights up all year so when it’s too cold to sit outside you aren’t neglecting your outside space but making sure it still looks pleasant even when you’re forced to retreat indoors.
- Embrace natural light
An alternative to adding a conservatory is adding bi-fold doors to your kitchen or living room to make the room brighter and appear bigger than it is. Open the doors up in the summer to let the sunshine in and feel less trapped inside your house in winter. You will be able to experience the outside from the comfort of the inside.
- Go open plan
Open up your kitchen and dining room by making an open plan space which will be great for entertaining all year round. Your kitchen will no longer just be a practical space for cooking, but it will be a communal area that the whole family can enjoy. You will have created a central hub, and you will no longer be stuck in the kitchen alone during parties. Whether you’re hosting a summer BBQ or Christmas day, this is a great idea for the whole year.
- Add simple touches
There are a lot of small additions you can make to your home when on a budget. Painting a room can give it a fresh make over and really change the atmosphere. Opting for a light colour will enhance the natural light all year round and really brighten a room in the darker months. You can also add a rug or new cushions to transform a living room, again opting for a colour scheme or pattern that will work for both summer and winter. Add paintings and photographs to bring a room alive, relive memories and embrace different cultures.