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Prepare your home for Summer with 5 Designer Tips

Summer holidays are here and what better way to celebrate with your family than in your own home with all your loved ones. Ensure that your home is prepared and check out these five designer tips and ideas for getting your house ready for the holidays!

Outdoor entertaining In South Africa, summer holidays mean fun in the sun. Be sure your outdoor areas are in pristine condition to entertain your family and friends. Be sure to invest in quality patio furniture, shade and coverings to ensure a pleasurable outdoor experience. Clean up the yard and get the swimming pool in tip top shape, just in time for the festivities.

Table Settings The holidays are a great time to enjoy meals together and socialise over great food. Be sure to lay your table in an aesthetically pleasing manner. Let your dining room table become a wow factor with simple decor and a planned theme that creates the ideal holiday ambiance your guests will love. Layering on a table adds dimension and remember to include a centre piece that brings height to the table and does not obstruct the eyeline of your guests.

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Don’t forget the kitchen In many modern homes, the kitchen is also a very social space; a place to gather and enjoy the festivities. Remember to bring some festive cheer to your kitchen this year by incorporating some holiday decor and a few pops of colour for added vibrancy. Seating is key When entertaining guests this holiday, be sure to invest in ample seating in your home to accommodate your family and friends.

In the living room, the addition of stylish ottomans or benches will create the perfect added seating while not compromising on your style. Stock the bar Create a lovely little bar area for entertaining at home. An upcycled cabinet or nifty bar trolley may be the perfect solution. Create a nook in the living room or braai area and remember to stock your bar with all the essentials, including glasses and accessories for ease of entertaining.



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