3 Ways to Keep the Joy of Summer In Your Home
by Audrey Mae Ferriol on May 29, 2016
Summer is almost over and as much as we’re glad that the weather is starting to be much cooler, we're going to miss being able to hang out and have adventures under the sun. The rainy season calls for a lot of staying indoors but that doesn’t mean we have to let go of the fun and joyful feel of summer.
Here are three ways to keep the summer spirit alive with the use of our eco-ethical home accents and pieces from R2R Living:
1. Let the summery outdoors in
What better way to keep the fresh and positive feeling that the outdoors bring than to take care of some plants inside the house? Houseplants are proven to improve people's well-being, aside from keeping the air clean and fresh.
You can make them extra easy on the eyes by housing them in beautiful, handwoven planters made by the R2R artisans. We have both floor planters and hanging planters, for your different preferences!
Pro tip: Just make sure to get a plant that's easy to take care of so it won't die under your watch. You can choose from spider plants, peace lilies or areca palms, to name a few. But if all else fails, succulents – which are very popular nowadays – are the way to go.
2. Create corners for lazy relaxation
Summer vacations are synonymous to laying around on poolside lounges, hammocks or even just a beach blanket by the shore. We can easily replicate that relaxing summer vibe in a small space in your house.
Just throw in a bunch of poufs or floor pillows in one corner of your living space, add a tower of books or magazines beside it (or that show on Netflix that you're binge-watching!) and get a glass of sangria out — and perfect!
We swear by our carefully handwoven poufs and floor pillows. They're absolutely comfortable to sit down or lean on that you will definitely be teleported to that relaxing weekend by the sea. Even kids love them!
Pro tip: Having the perfect beach playlist in the background also helps set the mood. There are so many good ones to choose from in Spotify! Pick from Hawaiian Dreams, Summertime Vibes, or Beach Vibes.
3. Keep it simple but colorful
This is the simplest but most effective way to add that happy summer atmosphere inside your homes. Colors are known to affect people's emotions or behaviors so make sure to add joyful colors as accents to spaces you often hang out in. This could be your living room couch, bed or patio.
Our collection of pillowcases come in a variety of bright colors and, like all our items, they are woven by the amazing artisans of R2R, making them not just joyful additions to your home but also meaningful and story-filled ones.
Pro tip: As much as you would want to go crazy on the colors, we suggest that you pick ones that are complementary to each other as to not go overboard. You can check for color palettes for your living room.