Bright Ideas For A Summer Refresh

Start fresh and bright this summer.

Have you ever wanted to harness the energy, bright sun and breezy days of summer? This time of year is the hottest time (pun intended) to refresh and reinvigorate the places where you spend the most time, your home. These are some fun ideas to refresh your home for al-fresco summer relaxation.

patio string lights
Restoration Hardware
Brighten it up!

Outdoor lighting is a must-have in the summertime. Ambience and atmosphere can be created with the simple addition of clear bright lights. Switch off your spotlights and instead turn on multiple strands of patio globe lights, to create a laid back sophisticated lounge. We love pairing them with lanterns in the garden to create a sublime backyard experience where guests won’t want to return inside until the sun comes up!

decorative water feature
Jackson Pond Burlington
Feature water!

You don’t have to fly to an island to experience paradise. Picture yourself at dusk, birds chirping and the heat of the day slowly dissipating while relaxing in your favourite chair. What a better way to escape the noise of the city than a water feature. Used by landscape architects to disguise the background noise of the city, water features are aesthetically pleasing while also being functional. Add another layer of relaxation to your backyard oasis.

freestanding pergola Mississauga
Perhaps a Pergola?

Have you ever wanted to sit outside in the sunshine but not have to pack up your cushions and iPad once the rain hits? One of the more innovative trends for Canadian summers is an adjustable pergola. With options for a freestanding structure or attached to your home, this product is a must-have for patio season. With fully adjustable louvred slats to let the sun in or a simple hand crank for closing the roofing slats once rain hits, pergolas are the perfect solution to get the most out of using your patio in any weather.  You even have the option for LED lighting and retractable screens. We love dual-purpose products and louvred pergolas provide the perfect marriage between traditional and modern.

Poolside on the water
Lionsgate Design Inc.

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