Home Decor Tips To Help You
Stay Cool Without Air Conditioning
Almost every part of the country eventually gets a taste of the stifling summer heat. Not every household has air conditioning, and many consider it an unnecessary expense. Some don't mind the heat or pretend to ignore it while sitting motionless under ceiling fans. Others understand what it takes to live without A/C and know a few tricks to keep their home cool during the hottest days of the year. Stay cool without A/C this summer by applying some of these home decor tips.
Blinds And Barriers
One of the easiest ways to keep the interior of your home cool in the summer is to prevent light from spilling inside. This is especially important for the windows that get the most sunlight. A quick fix is all you need to cool down your home. Blackout curtain panels or room-darkening blinds are effective at keeping heat caused by direct or indirect sunlight out, and tinted window film is an additional fix for homeowners who really want to stop heat at one of its most immediate sources.
Fans Of The Fan
Now that you've got the windows taken care of, it's time to get some cold air flowing. Any kind of fan will do the trick, though some of them are better than others. Ceiling fans are great if you have them, but they aren't as versatile as fans you can place on flat surfaces or oscillating tower fans that can rotate to cool down an entire room. You could even get two fans flowing in opposite corners of your room if you really want to see the temperature drop quickly.
Cold At The Core
Since it only takes a few degrees to get comfortable, shift your focus to controlling your body temperature rather than controlling the room temperature. Soak a rooster kitchen towel and place it on your neck, stay hydrated with cool water or spend the hottest hours of the day splashing in a pool or soaking your feet in water. And if you're going to exercise, do it either early in the morning or after sunset.
Get Out And Grill
One of the last things you want to do when trying to cool down your house is turn the oven on or fire up the stove. If you want to cook up something for lunch or dinner, take your supplies out to the grill instead. Not only will you be keeping the extra heat out of your house, you'll be taking advantage of the only season made for cooking outside. Plus, it gives you an excuse to get together for a barbecue and relax with a few of your favorite ice cold drinks.
Sleep In The Heat
Even the most stifling summer day has to come to an end. The sun sets and the moon arrives to watch over a cooler stretch of hours. Opening the windows doesn't always mean a refreshing breeze is going to roll through and keep you comfortable at night, and reversing the direction of the ceiling fan may only knock the temperature down a tick or two. Luckily, there are mattress pads, pillows, and cotton sheet sets made to beat the heat and keep you cool when all else fails.
No matter how much you like summer, some of the days can feel like an eternity if you're stuck at home without air conditioning. The Lakeside Collection has a wide selection of items to help make summer days feel a little cooler and distract your mind from the heat.