Interior Design Tricks to Beat the Summer Heat
Summers in the UAE can get extremely hot and sticky. This excessive and uncomfortable heat is an energy drainer too. To keep this excess heat at bay, you need to prep your home with design trends that will not only brighten your mood but also keep you cool throughout the summer season.
The following smart interior design tips by award winning interior designer, Sharon Jutla, will help bring down the heat, make your house comfortable and in the process, give your home a cool look.
Opt for minimal decor
De-clutter and reorganize every room until only the essentials are left. Opt for furniture that is minimal and compact but suits your needs. This will leave more space for maximum air circulation as well as create a cool and calming effect.
Rugs add warmth to a room with their textures. Getting rid of them in summer, allows your floorboards or tiles to breathe. However, if you love floor covering, try natural fibers such as sisal which is breathable, thin, and allows drafts to flow.
Keep your curtains and blinds closed to keep unwanted heat out. Go for cool-colored shutters, blinds, and drapes. Choose blinds that let you see outside while still blocking the sun. White curtains and blinds are also good at reflecting light and heat away from the room. If you want to go for a beautiful inexpensive touch of symmetry then you should definitely try the Bohemian-style drapes.