17.7.15

Top tips for brightening up your home - Plus win a John Lewis voucher!


I'm not sure if I'm 'nesting' or just suddenly come to the realisation that we don't need to much 'stuff' but I'm slowly slowly in the process of clearing out and brightening up. I would LOVE a home that white and minimal but with a small child (and another on the way) that just isn't happening so I've been making small and subtle changes to our space.

One of them has been to refresh our cushions to some fresher summery looking ones and another has been to add more storage options to the space. We picked up a TV cabinet on Ebay for a steal and I can't believe the difference it's made to put all our board games and jigsaws in there instead of under and next to the sofa. I'm currently looking at adding shelves to the alcove in our bedroom so we can buy a few baskets to keep things off the floor too.

Everest are asking you guys to share your tips on brightening up your home in the summer months. In doing so one reader will win £100 in John lewis vouchers. They say that 
'Blooming flowers, gentle breezes and light evenings allow you to throw open your windows or bi-fold doors and breathe new life into your home, while it’s also a great time to look into self-sustainability by growing your own vegetables or investing in solar panels '.
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Mrs Broomfield said...

Two things, fresh flowers and clean windows!

Claire GriffithssoontobeAldrid said...

i make sure my windows are clean and always have fresh flowers

Jonathan Reed said...

Flowers are great for adding some nice bright colours.

Elizabeth Gurney said...

Fresh flowers and open your windows!

Ellen Sheppard said...

Something as simple as throwing on a bright tablecloth will brighten up a room :-)

Anthony G said...

A good decluttering and spring (or summer?!?) clean to brighten the look with a good laugh and a chuckle (everyday!) to brighten the mood! :)

AB said...

Flowers!

a touch of domesticity said...

No.1 trip: seasonal flowers in vases. And open your windows!

sarah birkett said...

lots of fresh air, and wash everything that you can

rhoda_strupag said...

Freshly cut flowers really brighten up the home in the summer.

Oshie nowog said...

Clean windows

Victoria_CosmeticCravings said...

Some fresh flowers always brighten up a room and they don't have to cost much.

Katie Skeoch said...

Light coloured curtains to let the sunlight through, we don't get enough of it in the UK!

Sheri Darby said...

lots of freshly cut flowers

Stephanie Coals said...

Flowers always help to brighten up a room and bring some colour into the house!

haxell said...

Clean all the windows to allow in the maximum amount of light and sunlight.


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emilyomara said...

pick some wild flowers!

Megan Adams said...

Change of accessories (lighter coloured beach themed cushion covers and accessories) and flowers.

clair brown said...

flowers can really brighten a room

Rey said...

Freshly cut flowers

basiamille55 said...

Lots of flowers, we often look for reduced price ones at the supermarket - got some peonies which were stunning that way!

Sian Round said...

A lovely new summer fruit bowl filled with strawberries!

Louise Norman said...

Open windows, white bedding & wild flowers

georgie pope said...

keep windows open, put fresh flowers out and don't clutter up the place (like mine is!)

Angie McDonald said...

The small details make all the difference! Home baking with freshly swirled icing, bright coloured candles and cushions or a bunch of flowers can all instantly brighten up any room!

Caroline H said...

I change the curtains, cushions, throws and bedding to lighter materials and colours and bring on some flowering plants in pots that are dotted around the house bringing a bit of colour.

Sandra Blickett said...

I change my cushions and accessorize the room with a summery colour. This year I've gone for lemon yellow accents.

Graeme Macmillan said...

Fresh flowers - witk a scent and loght colour throws and linen

LJ Baker said...

Bright and colourful cushions and fresh flowers

Maria P said...

change pictures - seaside landscapes, flowers and meadows will do a great change

Veronica Taylor said...

Fresh flowers and a new paint colour on the front door!

Milly said...

Pick fresh flowers and display them in pretty vases!

Pamela Simmons said...

A lick of paint and windows, doors and curtains open wide for lots of natural light.

Tanya Deliyska said...

Adding some plants or flowers makes a difference, especially if the vases/pots are in vivid colours and patterns.

Scarlett Clifford said...

Making sure all curtains and blinds are open, and making sure I have some bright flowers in most rooms

geezerbird44 said...

New cushions

Kamara said...

Pinned back curtains for all day light and lilies on the tabletop!

Marion D said...

Have a good clear out and inject some bright colour accessories (yellow, blue, green,pink!). Have flowers around :)

c5ryl said...

Fresh flowers :)

Harry BF said...

Let lots of light in! A large wall mirror helps!

Danielle.a said...

Paint your home with lovely bright colours and put beautiful flowers around your home. But make sure they are out of reach of little fingers ;-) x

Justine Meyer said...

Lots of bright flowers and have a declutter.

Joanne Welsh said...

bright flowers

Lisa Everaert said...

Flowers around your home brighten any room.

jodie wren said...

opening up the windows and de-cluttering

Jodie Crossley said...

clean windows and white bed linen

Chestnut said...

lots of summer flowers and fresh air

Katherine said...

Open the windows and get some lovely flowers in.

Gemma Clark said...

Lovely vases of fresh flowers x

Sarah N said...

Constantly clear out and keep the rooms bright and aired.

Katherine L said...

Clean in natural daylight ... you see the dust and grime easier so you can get everything bright and spotless!

Julie Davies said...

a lovely bunch of flowers

Compgirl87 said...

Let in as much fresh air and natural light as you can. Flowers are also good, though we have to be careful with allergies in our house!

Emma Birley said...

I like to buy pastel coloured accessories for the house, just because they represent the floral and happy side of summer for me :)

Natalie Crossan said...

Keep the rooms aired and bright x

Lillian Fisher said...

In the bedrooms I change the curtains and duvet covers to lighter ones, both in colour and weight.

Ms Gilly Clara said...

A bouquet of flowers x

Mia Fergusson said...

Faux flowers, bright colours like orange, yellow and red. The good thing about faux is they will last all summer long ;)

Michael Wells said...

freshen up the paintwork

Alisa Moore said...

Fresh flowers

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