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6 Tips to Make Your Home Cozy this Summer Season


When the summer heat is on, making your home cozy isn’t just for the cold days. It’s about bringing warmth and comfort during the sunny months. Whether you’re chilling on your porch or enjoying some indoor downtimes, these simple tips will add a touch of comfort to your summer experience. 


1. Clear the Clutter 

Summer is all about a light and breezy feel, and decluttering is a great way to achieve that. Keep it simple. Get rid of the stuff you don’t need (during the summer season at least). Less stuff means less cleaning and more peace. Imagine having less to tidy up, giving you more time to relax and enjoy the season. 

Consider going room by room. Assess your closets, drawers, and decors. If you don’t love it, don’t use it, or if it doesn’t bring you joy, get rid of it. This not only creates physical space but also contributes to a mental sense of clarity and calmness. A cleaner, more organized interior sets the stage for a cozy and stress-free summer. 


2. Lighten Up Your Fabrics 

During the summer, heavy fabrics can contribute to a feeling of discomfort. Switching to lighter materials not only aligns with the season but also helps regulate temperature, creating a more pleasant living environment. 

Try swapping out heavy blankets and pillow covers for lighter ones. Think breathable materials like linen or cotton. >span class="NormalTextRun SCXW180472771 BCX0"> add a fresh vibe to your space while keeping it cozy all at ones. Lighter fabrics also mean less warmth, making your home the perfect escape from the summer heat. 


3. Bring in Nature 

During the summer, incorporating natural elements into your home decor creates a connection with the season’s vibrant energy. As such, bringing a bit of the outdoors inside can do wonders. Fresh flowers, potted plants, or a bowl of fruits can add life and a calming touch to your home. Not only do they look good, but plants also improve air quality, creating a healthier and cozier living environment. Plus, a pop of green or a burst of color from flowers can instantly lift your mood. In a nutshell, the presence of nature indoors creates a harmonious and inviting atmosphere, making your home a cozy place amidst the scorching summer heat. 


4. Set Up a Cozy Spot Outside 

Although we’re tackling how to make your home cozy during the summer heatwaves, making an outdoor escape is also an ideal way to bring in comfort during the scorching season. 

It could be a patio or balcony. Comfy outdoor furniture and some shade will turn it into a chill zone to enjoy the great weather. Picture yourself lounging with a good book or chatting with friends in your outdoor retreat. It's an extension of your home where you can soak up the summer feelings. 


5. Go for Soft Evening Lighting 

As the sun sets, create a cozy ambiance with soft lighting. String lights, fairy lights, or candles can add a touch of magic and warmth to your space. 

You can place them in your living area, outdoor seatings, or around a reading nookbasically everywhere you want them to be, the only limitation is your preference, imagination, and some potential fire hazards (so be careful!). These gentle sources of light create a serene atmosphere, perfect for unwinding after a long summer day. 


6. Upgrade with HardieFlex® NexGen™ fiber cement boards  

To truly elevate your summer home, consider upgrading to HardieFlex® NexGen™ fiber cement boards. Engineered for durability, these boards with Moldblock ™ Technology resist the growth of molds on ceiling and walls. With superior mold resistance to help protect your walls and ceilings and is resistant to bacteria growth* which can present a risk to human health making it a cozier and worry-free place to live. 

Also, by choosing these fiber cement boards, you reduce the risk of repairs to walls and ceiling affected by mold. Enjoy a home not only feels cozy but is also durable.  


*99.99% reduction in bacterial colonies of Staphylococcus Aureus (allergy exacerbating), Streptomyces (odor causing), and E. Coli (risk to human health) based on test results of ASTM E2149-20 over 24 hours. 
Heatwaves? Bring it on! 


When the summer heat hits, we all crave that cozy feeling. These simple tips will help you turn your place into a comfy retreat. Opting for HardieFlex® NexGen™ isn’t just an upgrade; it’s like giving your home a superhero suit, ready to take on the scorching summer heat. 

We trust that these tips will be your comfort guide, creating not just a visually pleasing space but one >span class="NormalTextRun SCXW180472771 BCX0"> filled with the warmth of fond memories. Here’s to a summer loaded with ease, joy and the undeniable coziness of home!