It’s the time of the year when the sun shines brighter and temperatures are rising. It’s also the time to embrace the vibrant spirit of summer and refresh your home to create a comfortable and inviting atmosphere.
In this article, we will explore five key areas to revitalize your living space in Japan. From infusing delightful scents into your home to incorporating summer colors and making the most of your balcony, these tips will help you transform your living space into a soothing summer oasis.
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Welcome the essence of summer into your home by infusing it with delightful scents.
One of the most popular ways to bring scents into the house is by burning incense, just as they do in temples all across Japan.
However, sometimes burning incense creates a little too much smoke for some people – and it can be difficult to find incense that is more floral than earthy.
There are many other ways to create scents, however, such as reed diffusers, scented candles, or essential oil humidifiers.
Whether it’s soothing and relaxing smells like lavender and sandalwood, or fragrances that evoke the spirit of summer, such as citrus, floral, or oceanic scents – bringing new scents into your living space is an easy and affordable way to create a new and exciting ambiance.
Diffusers like the one pictured use vapor instead of smoke, so it is very light in the air. Plus, you can get a wider variety of scents than burning incense.
You can also add a touch of nature by placing fresh flowers or dried flower arrangements in your living spaces, bringing the outdoors inside.
Lighten up your home by swapping out heavy winter fabrics for lighter and breezier textures.
Consider replacing thick curtains with sheer or light-colored ones to allow the sun to filter through. Letting more light in will create a much livelier ambiance in your home.
You should also consider changing your bedding to lightweight materials like cotton or linen, which are breathable and perfect for Japan’s humid summers.
Selecting fabrics in soft pastel shades or cheerful prints can instantly create a summery feel. You can find all of this by searching online shops, or heading out to your nearest department store.
Give your wardrobe a seasonal makeover by packing away winter pieces and organizing a separate storage space for them.
This will not only declutter your closet but also make more room for lightweight and comfortable summer clothing. And these lightweight, colorful, and summery clothes are those that you are going to want to wear most this season.
Embrace nature-inspired colors such as sea blue and tree green, as well as fun and vibrant hues that reflect the cheerful atmosphere of the season.
If you can afford it, buying new outfits for the season is an easy way to bring a fresh spark into your day and feel a little bit better about yourself along the way.
You should make the most of all of your outdoor space. If you have a balcony, then why not get to work on making it a serene outdoor retreat?
No matter how small your balcony is, there is always space to make is beautiful and comforting.
Why not add some greenery with potted plants or a small herb garden? Try your hand at gardening and fill the balcony with beautiful plants.
Many vegetables can be grown from pots, whilst tomatoes can be grown straight out of their bags.
If you have the space, upgrade your seating arrangements with comfortable chairs, loungers, or floor cushions where you can relax and enjoy the summer breeze.
Consider placing a table or shelf for outdoor dining or displaying decorative items that add a personal touch.
Summer is full of wonderful colors – look outside and you will see flowers in full bloom, the sky bright blue, and the trees shimmering green. If you want to liven up your home, then try using some of these enchanting colors of summer.
Opt for soft and soothing tones inspired by nature, such as shades of blue, green, or sandy neutrals. This could be in your bedsheets, curtains, rugs and carpets, pictures, or even your homeware like cups, plates, and bowls.
Additionally, embrace playful and vibrant hues like sunny yellow or coral for a touch of summer fun. Incorporate these colors into your decor through accent pillows, throws, or artwork to add pops of color.
As summer arrives in Japan, it’s the perfect time to breathe new life into your living spaces. By incorporating scents, refreshing fabrics, organizing your wardrobe, revamping your balcony, and playing with summer colors, you can create an inviting and refreshing home that embraces the season’s vibrant spirit.
Whether you are a resident or contemplating a move to Japan, these simple yet effective tips will help you make the most of your summer and enjoy a comfortable and stylish living environment.
So, get ready to embrace the warmth and joy that summer brings into your home.
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