Avoid Summer Blues: Take Your Indoor Space Outdoors

Social distancing and stay-at-home recommendations got you worried about missing summer’s leisurely weather this year? Leave your quarantine blues behind. Take control while maintaining social distancing rules. There’s no reason why you need to compromise on enjoying the warm summer. Make use of your indoor space by taking it outdoors this summer with these ideas.


  1. PLAY UP WITH COLOR AND PATTERNS

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Whether you’re grilling outside or sprucing up your wicker furniture, reimagine those pieces outside to add vibrant pops of color that will kick off the summer. Take that bright marigold throw that you have draping on the corner of your couch to create a visually appealing lounge against your patio sofa. Complete the look with whimsical pillow throws keep you relaxed and cooling down in your terrace from the summer heat long past sunset.


  1. CREATE AN INVITING SPACE WITH GREENERY

 

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A number of plants can live and thrive indoors and outdoors, even in warmer climates. These plants are common amongst green thumb aficionados and plant parent novices alike. Given their ability to withstand changing temperatures and sunlight, these plants will gladly take you up on a little fresh air for the summer. Gradually transition your plants from indoors to your outdoor space to give a little taste of paradise.


  1. ADD ACCENTS WITH METALS AND TEXTURES

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Red metals are often used in exterior architecture for their corrosion-resistant abilities. Some of the most luxurious outdoor designs feature red metals.  Give your terrace a lavish look with those textured Moscow Mule mugs that have been sitting in your kitchen bar and make a delicious watermelon libation that’ll keep parents and kids equally smiling.


  1. TURN HOME OFFICE ITEMS INTO OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT 

Not sure what to do with the leftover craft paper when businesses are becoming increasingly environmentally friendly and transitioning to paperless options?  Create weighted paper games to give you and your family time a much-needed screen break. Try using those coasters you got from your Auntie Jane that never made its way out of the storage closet and create yourself a life-size version of connect-4 or salvage those empty glass bottles into a wooden grate for a friendly duel of ring toss on the lawn. 


  1. ELEVATE YOUR AUDIO EXPERIENCE

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Skip the expensive surround sound installation and opt for strong, powerful portable speakers with bass-boosters that will impress even your toughest music enthusiast. With various advanced technology portable speakers out on the market, you’ll easily use those portable speakers, sync them to each other and placed on the table for your aspiring DJ, next to the pool for some amplified fun, or discreetly between your furniture for something playing subtly in the background. 


Distancing doesn’t mean you have to necessarily sacrifice nature completely. After all, not only does spending time in nature make you happier, but healthier too. 

-Zody from Essen Team


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