With summer in full swing, a few simple  tweaks can transform your home into a cool and inviting oasis. Calming natural tones like beige, cream, and light brown instantly create a relaxed atmosphere, making your home feel like a relaxing retreat, even on the hottest days. To fulfill your stay-at-home summer experience, here are our top 8 house items for a refreshed interior design to give you that staycation vibe.

Nilsove Armchair

Best Items To Get Your Home Summer-Ready.
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Handwoven from aged rattan, the Nilsove armchair is perfect for hot lazy days. Its rounded form naturally contours to your body, which makes it ideal for lounging. The seat’s gapless lacework adds to its sturdiness, able to support up to 110 kilograms. 

Narrow gaps in the backrest promote air flow, and the bamboo splats and steel legs are great for durability. So you can lean back and relax without worry! Plus the thoughtful addition of plastic feet prevents scratches on your floors. And because it’s so lightweight, you easily move it around to find your perfect sunny spot and settle in for some serious relaxation.

Eglo Pendant Lighting

Best Items To Get Your Home Summer-Ready.
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Want to keep a well-lit interior while the drapes are down? The Eglo pendant lighting can brighten your home even when you put curtains to regulate the harsh sunlight. 

Hanging on a steel bar are four light bulbs with glass bases and wooden accented shades. This contemporary decor emits a warm light to suit that cool summer interior ambiance you’re aiming for. Even if you block off natural light, you’re still guaranteed with enough lighting for indoor summer soiree or simply chilling on your sofa. 

Sandared Pouffe

Best Items To Get Your Home Summer-Ready.
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Designed by Synnöve Mork, the Sandared pouffe is one of the top seller items because of its functional features.

Summer means open windows and fresh breezes, but it can also mean a dust bunny invasion! This cushioned ottoman solves that problem with a removable and machine-washable knitted cover. No more worrying about spills or stains—just toss it in the wash and enjoy a fresh look in minutes.

It also boasts an anti-slip underside that keeps it securely in place on your floors. And its stackable design allows you to maximize your space when not in use.

The Sandared is available in three sizes that come in gray, navy blue, and brown. Whether you need extra seating for guests or a comfy footrest, this ottoman is the ultimate summer sidekick for your living room.

Carlton Dining Set

Best Items To Get Your Home Summer-Ready.
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If you still want to organize a picnic without getting tans or sunburns, the Carlton dining set is a good choice for you. 

This industrial dining set includes a dining table made of medium-density fiberboard with pine wood and veneer tabletop. Its black square metal legs add to its sturdiness while maintaining a homely design. It also comes with a bench made of similar materials as the tabletop and four black chairs with metal back splats. The dark walnut color additionally completes that summer hangout feel so you can still have that bonding time indoors. 

Lubban Serving Cart

Best Items To Get Your Home Summer-Ready.
Photo courtesy of IKEA Philippines
Best Items To Get Your Home Summer-Ready.
Best Items To Get Your Home Summer-Ready.

Another rattan piece that can elevate your summer entertaining is the Lubban serving cart. Crafted by skilled artisans, this organically made trolley serves dual purposes. The removable metal tray doubles as a coffee table for your drinks and snacks. Its smooth surface makes cleaning a breeze, and it can hold up to 5 kilograms of weight.

The woven basket beneath provides easy-access storage for everyday essentials like magazines and remotes. Its sturdy base adds even more storage space, handling up to 10 kilograms.

Made from lightweight rattan, the Lubban is surprisingly portable. Four caster wheels allow for effortless movement around the house or outdoors, so you can deliver refreshments wherever you please.

Standing at a convenient 66 centimeters tall, this cart seamlessly transforms into a side table when needed, offering even more versatility to your space.

The Lubban combines style, functionality, and summer vibes, so bring on the sunshine and let the entertaining begin!

Nordkisa Open Wardrobe

Best Items To Get Your Home Summer-Ready.
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Best Items To Get Your Home Summer-Ready.
Best Items To Get Your Home Summer-Ready.

Looking for eco-friendly storage that complements your summer refresh? Look no further than the Nordkisa open wardrobe. Made entirely from sustainable bamboo, this wardrobe’s clean lines echo the minimalist principles of Scandinavian design, creating a refreshing addition to your space.

A sliding door grants access to both hanging and shelf sections to make managing your clothes a breeze. The open design takes up less visual space, making it easier to clean and maintain.

Reese Duvet Cover and Shams

Best Items To Get Your Home Summer-Ready.

If you find yourself struggling with falling asleep in your bedroom during summer, Reese duvet cover and shams might be the solution you’re looking for. 

Made of 85% cotton and 15% linen, sweating is no longer a problem with their breathable and absorbing qualities. The duvet cover has a button closure and interior corner ties so the fillers stay in place even if you toss and turn. The envelope closure of shams also keeps the pillow inside untwistable and wrinkle-proof while you snooze.

This Pakistan-made best seller item is available in sand, celadon, marina blue, and light sienna colors. So you can personalize and make your bedtime more comfortable even with the increased daylight hours or room temperature. 

Skogsgränsen Decorative Mirror

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Looking for a way to add a touch of drama and light to your home? The Skogsgränsen decorative mirror, designed by Anki Gneib, takes inspiration from the sunset’s vibrant hues and natural horizons.

Covering two-thirds of the mirror, this surface reflects light beautifully, instantly brightening your space. The remaining third features a captivating pattern of ridges in a stunning rose gold. This evokes the warmth of a sunset and adds a touch of texture to your decor.

With its circular shape, the Skogsgränsen hangs beautifully in any orientation. No matter where you choose to place it, the mirror reflects both light and your unique style.

The dry season doesn’t have to be a struggle. With a few smart tweaks to your home, you can create a cool and inviting haven for summer relaxation. More than just temporary fixes, they’ll elevate your living space long after the heat subsides, so you’ll always be summer-ready!

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