Refreshing your Flagstaff apartment home during the summer is as simple as including the sights, sounds, scents and textures from nature that can calm or energize your mood. Here are some suggestions to beautify your home for the summer that are economical and easy to implement.
Refresh Your Home by Refreshing Your Senses
Excite Your Taste Buds
This is the perfect season for citrus- try placing a bowl of citrus fruits on your kitchen table for a summer feel. Other ways to excite the sense of taste is to hang summer herbs such as lavender and rosemary in your kitchen or get a basil plant to put on your countertop.
Create Displays of Nature
There are many ways to include nature in an apartment home, aside from live greenery and colorful flowers. You may choose to swap out your monotone drapes, pillows or tablecloth for a floral pattern. Make sure you're allowing plenty of sunlight through the windows and consider framing and displaying summer fun pictures of your family on vacation.
Include Soothing Sounds
You will be amazed at the difference you will feel when you substitute your normal music selections with the sounds of nature – the ocean waves, the patter of raindrops, or a crackling fire are easily generated with a Sounds of Nature app. Also, consider playing background music of the soft jazz or classical variety to create a soothing summer oasis.
Diffuse Natural Smells
Diffusing essential oils is a great way to avoid the chemicals associated with commercial spray room deodorizers. Or, you can simmer a pot of water with cinnamon sticks, cloves and nutmeg, lavender flowers, or ginger and almond extract, to get the same effect.
These are the perfect ways to up the enjoyment factor in your Arizona apartment home at Woodlands Village. Our apartments feature spacious, open floor plans in a pet-friendly community.