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January 2021

4 Luxury Features to Add Value (and Fun) to Your Home

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There is a lot of focus on design and décor in the home, but what about the fun factor? If you spend a lot of time at home, or entertain in your home, then there is such a thing as wanting to make the space fun and enjoyable.

This is what adds to the overall comfort and appeal of your home. But what steps can you take to move in the direction of ‘fun’? We’ve got four features that you think about adding to your home – both indoors and outdoors – that will definitely amp up the fun factor.

The Ultimate Home Theater System

For those who love watching movies and television shows, or playing videogames, a home theater system is an absolute must.

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You can really go to extremes with your home setup, from the equipment you invest in, including the size of the TV; the quality of the sound system and number of speakers; the furniture you choose; the lighting in the room; and even the paint color on the walls. You can get really creative with the setup so that it feels as close to a theater as possible.

Enjoy Some Golf Practice at Home

There’s no need to head to the golf course or driving range in order to have fun with your favorite sport, as you can purchase plenty of at-home golf equipment. These are the kind of items that are perfect to use on your own, or even with other members of your household or friends/family that stop by. 

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Wondering what the essential items are for enjoying golf practice at home? You can get a good golf mat in order to simulate the feeling of the fairway, pick up a putting green (note that some even have little sand traps, water hazards, and “hills” to create more of a challenge), and buy a hitting net. These items can be used indoors or outdoors depending on your space and preference.

Create Your Own Bar or Pub

Here’s another way you can make your home more fun, and that’s to create your very own bar or pub. This is the perfect addition for those who love entertaining, as your home will likely become the new favorite bar to visit. What’s great about setting up a home bar is that you can really go as extreme or as low key as you want. You don’t need a huge space to install a bar; it’s all about creativity.

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Some of the key features you may want to include in your bar include a bar fridge, storage for glasses and steins, as well as alcohol that doesn’t need refrigeration, a sink, counter space, and a couple of bar stools. Where things can get really fun is with the décor, as this will help to set the scene.

Add Some Large and Traditional Games to the Space

Then we have the more standard games that you’d see in an actual bar, such as billiards/pool, air hockey, table shuffleboard, and foosball to name a few. While you likely don’t have the space to add all of them, pick out one or a couple that really appeal to you and make them the focus of your entertainment space. 

If you’re more into traditional board games, you can create a dedicated table space for playing your games with seating for four to six players. Some great board games to pick up include checkers, chess, Scrabble, Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, and Jenga. It’s always nice to have a variety on hand so there is something to appeal to everyone and all ages.

Each of these tips will help you to easily crank up the level of fun in your home.

How to Create a Summer Ready Bedroom

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As you put away your winter wardrobe, swapping sweaters and boots for sundresses and sandals, you may also want to take a closer look at your bedroom décor. While your cozy bedroom was the perfect place to spend those long winter nights, it may leave you tossing and turning in the warmer weather.

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However, don’t worry, as there are lots of things you can do to get your bedroom summer-ready. From putting away the thick blankets and bedcovers to decorating with cool, calming colors, here are some of our top tips to help you:

Change the Bedding

Changing your bedding is the easiest change you can make to get your bedroom summer-ready. No one wants to be sleeping with a heavy duvet cover when they’re hot and sticky. Instead, choose lightweight layers, as these will help to keep you cool all summer long.

While the thickness of the duvet you choose is extremely important, so are the materials you choose for your bedding. Natural textiles such as cotton and linen are a brilliant option. Not only are they breathable but they can help you to stay cool too. It’s a good idea to avoid woven synthetics as they trap in moisture and heat.

Consider the Colors

The colors you choose to use in your bedroom are also important. If you choose to use dark colors and heavyweight textiles in a room, it’s unlikely to feel cool. Instead, choose colors such as white, beige, taupe, and blush. All of these colors will help your room to look airy and bright instead of heavy and dull. 

Find a Good Mattress

Getting enough sleep at night is important for our health. However, lots of people struggle to get a good night’s sleep, particularly when it’s hot outside. This is where a good mattress can help. A good mattress can elevate stress and make you feel happier, calmer and more relaxed. 

While there are lots of amazing mattresses available to choose from, many of them aren’t great for the summer months. This is because most mattresses absorb body heat. This leads to a buildup of heat in the bed, causing overheating and night sweats. 

If you struggle to sleep during the summer months because of the heat, then it might be a good idea to purchase a “cooling” mattress. These mattresses are created using innovative materials to produce a more breathable sleep surface. You can find out more about the best cooling mattresses for hot sleepers here.  

Bring the Outdoors Inside

Houseplants can make any home feel more inviting. No matter what time of year it is, it’s always a great idea to add plants into your home. However, there’s no better time to add houseplants to your bedroom than during the summer months. Adding plants to a room instantly makes it feel summery. Not only that, but it also helps to connect the room to nature too. And there are several other benefits of adding houseplants into your home, such as they can help you to get a better night’s sleep and can improve the air quality in your home. 

Let the Light Into Your Home

Natural light is amazing. Research has shown that natural light can improve our mood and help us to concentrate. To let natural light into your room during the summer months, consider changing your curtains from blackout blinds to sheer or gauzy options. These options will still give you the privacy you need, but they don’t block out the light. Again, it’s a good idea to choose light colors for that bright and open feel. 

As the weather starts getting warmer, the cozy bedroom that was your sanctuary for the winter months suddenly leaves you tossing and turning at night. However, there are several things you can do to make your bedroom summer-ready. For example, you’ll want to swap out the winter bedding and infuse the room with a light and airy feel. If you want to create a summer-ready bedroom, then follow some of our top tips above.