How to Brighten Up Your Home in Time For Summer

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How to Brighten Up Your Home in Time For Summer

Now that lockdown restrictions are beginning to lift, it’s time to start thinking about brightening up your home following the cold, harsh winter. 

Here at Kendal Tile and Stone, we’re leading online tile suppliers, so we’re always keeping up with the latest home improvement trends.

In this blog, we’ve created a list of tips and tricks that you can use to make sure that your home is summer-ready!

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Use Natural Colours 

Lighter colours and natural tones are perfect if you want to create a charming yet calming feel to your home. By changing any dark, moody feature walls to something a little brighter and more welcoming, you can alter the whole mood of your living space. 

While many people prefer bold statement colours, it’s worth considering introducing these colours by incorporating unique prints, posters or photographs — you could also add a statement rug to achieve the same effect. 

Upgrade your Tiles 

We all know how difficult it can be to get your old bathroom or kitchen tiles looking like new, so why not breathe some life into your home and treat yourself to something fresh for 2021.

Our most popular tile range has to be Ca’ Pietra, who are known for their unique and bold patterns while also cherishing warm and natural textures.

The best type of bathroom wall tile would be a glossy tile with a smooth finish. This type of tile won’t absorb large quantities of water or steam and will ultimately give you fewer maintenance issues in the future.

When looking at tile trends for 2021, terracotta tiles are in, along with block colours and hexagonal shapes, especially in bathrooms. Intricate patterns and textures are also all the rage as they create a unique and memorable feature for both large and small spaces. 

If you’d like to learn more about popular styles, please check out our blog on tile trends for 2021.

We have also have a great range of clearance tiles, perfect for upgrading your bathroom or kitchen.

Decorate with Plants 

By adding greenery to your home, you help to clean indoor air by absorbing toxins. Studies have also shown that indoor plants can boost your mood, reduce stress and increase productivity — exactly what you need this summer. 

For indoor plants, it’s best to choose those which are low maintenance, such as snake plants, philodendrons or pothos; each will thrive in indoor conditions. 

Natural Light and Mirrors

The most common way of introducing more natural light into your home is with mirrors. Round or hexagonal mirrors are in for 2021, and by implementing these into your home, you will create a much brighter living space.

Simple tricks like cleaning windows and applying a vinegar, dish soap, baking soda and water solution to your tiles can also brighten up and cleanse your bathroom and living space. Regular sweeping, vacuuming and mopping of kitchen tiles will also prevent them from appearing dull. 

By changing up your lighting, you can easily create a softer, more welcoming ambience or if you prefer to make more of a statement, you can get creative with candles, wall lights and lamps. Changing your lightbulbs can also make a difference to a room, and by choosing white LED bulbs, you can avoid that yellow glow. 

Get Creative with Negative Space 

You may have areas of your home that you just don’t know what to do with, but have you ever considered that you could transform these negative spaces into a small cloakroom or intricate, open shelving?

By opening up any negative space, you can brighten up smaller spaces and create features. We often see customers who incorporate our tiles to make recessed wall shelves in their bathroom or shower.

There are plenty of things you can do to spruce up your home in time for summer, and if you stick to these simple tasks, then you will start to see a difference in your home.

At Kendal Tile and Stone, we always want to make sure that your home is of the best quality for you, which is why we can provide the highest quality tiles for your floor, kitchen, and bathroom.

If you want to know more about our products, please contact us today on 01539 741155, and we will be more than happy to help.

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