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Generating Good Energy for Your Home in anticipation of summer - design tips from Julia Kendell

Ahead of the Southern Homebuilding & Renovating Show, 29-30 June at Sandown Park, Surrey, interior designer Julia Kendell from Kendell + Co provides her tips on Generating Good Energy for Your Home in anticipation

of summer.


Summer is the perfect time to reinvigorate your living space and create positive energy inside your home. Whether you want to maximise daylight, increase biophilic values, or merely add vibrancy to your decor, these ideas will help you create a fresh and engaging atmosphere for the season.

Maximise Daylight: The first step towards embracing a summery mood is to maximise the natural light in your home. So roll up your sleeves and start by cleaning your windows to ensure they allow for a clear view. Remove heavy drapes or replace them with sheer curtains that let the sunlight filter through. Position mirrors strategically to reflect light and make your space appear more expansive. Consider rearranging furniture to avoid blocking windows and create a clear path for sunlight to flow into the room.

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Biophilic Principles: Embracing nature and biophilic design is the perfect way to enhance the positive energy in your home. Bring the outdoors in by incorporating plants and greenery throughout your living area. Choose easy-to-care-for varieties like spider plants, pothos, or succulents, as they purify the air and add freshness to a room. Consider introducing natural materials such as wood, stone, or bamboo into your decor as these elements ground your design and provide connectivity to the earth.


Change Cushions and Soft Furnishings: Put away the winter tones and embrace the summer with vibrant, sun-inspired hues. Swap out your dark or neutral-coloured cushions, throws, and rugs for ones in bright, cheerful shades. Plump for this year’s trend colours of heather, spearmint green or peach /plaster tones to introduce energy and warmth. Mix and match patterns or experiment with mismatching prints to add playfulness instantly transforming the mood of a room.

Declutter: A clutter-free environment is essential for a positive and energising home. Use the opportunity to declutter and organise your living space, room by room. Start with the areas that tend to accumulate the most clutter, such as countertops, entranceways, and closets. Do away with items you no longer need or use and find designated storage solutions for the essentials. A clean and organised space looks appealing and contributes to a calm and stress-free environment.


Fix/Replace Broken Items: Broken or faulty items can disturb the flow of positive energy in your home. Take time to fix any broken furniture, appliances, or fixtures. Replace burnt-out light bulbs to ensure your space is well-lit. By addressing these small issues, you will create a harmonious environment that promotes relaxation and wellbeing.

Inviting the summer energy into your home is about more than just decoration. It's about creating a sanctuary that nourishes your spirit and uplifts your mood. By paying attention to these simple tips, you'll create a welcoming and invigorating summer experience within your home. The key is to personalise your space and imbue it with elements that resonate with you and your style. Don't be afraid to experiment and let your creativity flow. As the sun shines more brightly and the days grow longer, your revitalised living space will become a place to unwind, recharge, and fully embrace the joys of the summer season.


To attend the Homebuilding & Renovating Show for extra advice and inspiration, claim your complimentary tickets via this link:

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