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Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Beat The Heat!
No matter what you do, summers, in most parts of India ain't fun! It’s hot, dry and a never ending thirst for coolness is a bit annoying! Anyway...the heat being unavoidable, we can beat it through other ways. Sometimes, even the perception of coolness helps. This post I will talk less and share ideas with you 'visually'! :) We can all do very simple basic things to keep our homes airy, breezy and open. Little things like arranging flowers or changing upholstery can help. Indulge in little changes, I promise your home will beat the heat!! Changing Upholstery Helps! Summers need to have shades of white & blue! I think it gives a breezier and cooler feel! I dug out my pillow shams and redid my upholstery! Believe me, it feels so fresh
Green has been my favourite! I don't think I can ever go
without it! So this summer, blue, green and white is what I chose on my other
the Sheerness to Your Windows
Light curtains retain light and make your space look airy.
They not only block excess light but allow just the right amount into your
room. Here are some simple ways in arranging colours and curtains.
shades of greens and whites in the picture soothes through the scorching heat.
At Meghna's residence, we added a splash of fresh florals
and blues which makes the place look happy and summery!
Forget the Cool Summer Mornings
Heat starts building in a little later in the day. The sun
still rises in the coolness of the due in our gardens. Don't miss being out at
this time. Pluck some lilies or wild flowers and arrange them at home. My
friend Shilpa who owns a flower business shared some wonderful pictures of her
flower arrangement she made everyday.
how beautiful morning cups of coffee can be? :)
In this above picture, Shilpa arranged roses compliment the
rustic desi "burtan" or vessels. This one was taken just before
dinner at her place when all of us decided to cook one evening! Summers do get
exciting as well!
Adding greens at home makes the ambiance cool and pleasant.
Pot some pretty indoor plants or arrange for bamboo shoots or just a simple
money plant. Unused vases and glasses can also be used for them.
So many people so so many different things. My sister
arranged her music area with a beautiful Zerbera plant. She says she feel fresh
to practice her violin in this corner of her home...
And I, at home decided to not only have some bamboo shoots
in my unused vase but also change my decor and have my fresh bold green colour
book shelf. Wow...it does make my room look fresh and cool!
I hope these pictures have given you ideas about what can be
done to beat the heat! I promise, it won't be a scorching summer with all the
little changes you make! :)