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Try these hot design trends to keep your home cool

Many of us look forward to summer, but the intense heat and humidity on the Coast can pose a challenge. Fortunately, you can put many interior design trends to work in your home, transforming your living space into a delightful, comfortable haven and allowing you to savor the outdoors without suffering from scorching temperatures.

  • One of the most popular interior design trends right now is the use of natural materials. Incorporating elements like wood, stone and woven fabrics can help create a sense of connection with the outdoors — plus they tend to have properties than make them excellent insulators. For a start, consider adding a natural wood coffee table or a jute rug to your living room.
  • Another trend that can help you stay cool is the use of light colors. Lighter shades of paint and decor can help reflect sunlight and keep your home feeling bright and airy. Consider using shades of white and beige and pastel colors to create a calming, refreshing atmosphere.
  • If you want to bring a bit of nature inside, plants and greens are a great choice. Not only do plants help clean the air, but they also can bring a tranquil, rejuvenating vibe to your home. Consider adding potted plants to your living room or hanging plants from the ceiling to create an organic and inviting feel.

 

As for making your home habitable in the heat, plants can help with that, too. By the process of transpiration, they release moisture into the air, cooling themselves and the surrounding environment.

  • Finally, if you’re looking to enjoy the outdoors without having to endure the heat, consider adding a covered outdoor area to your home. A shaded porch or patio can provide protection from the sun while still allowing you to enjoy the fresh air and beautiful coastal views.

Why not take advantage of these exciting trends and create a space that you and your loved ones can enjoy for the rest of the season and beyond?

Written by Jennifer Miller

Jennifer Miller is a certified interior designer, professional home stager and CEO of Jennuwine Design, Sophisticated Staging. Connect with her at info@DBJfirm.com, www.DesignbyJennuwine.com or (228) 285-1535.

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