Bring out all your vases and empty wine bottles and fill them up with the colours of the monsoon — peonies, lilies and tulips. Traditional urlis also work. Pluck pretty jasmines and hibiscus from your backyard and let them float in the urli with some water.
You could also re-purpose your old wellington boots as a quirky flower vase. Style your entryway with this DIY vase with lovely sunflowers or daisies.
Come monsoon, your umbrella is your new best friend. But don’t forget to leave a sleek vase or basket at your front door, so your friends and family don’t leave a water trail when they enter your home. Also, plop a few colourful umbrellas in the umbrella stand for a fun decor accent.
Colour me pretty
With grey skies overhead, there’s no doubt your home is going to start reflecting the gloomy outdoors. Enliven your home with pop coloured cushions. Swap your greys, blues and dark hues for bright shades of tangerine, citrus, turquoise and pinks. Changing your cushion covers is the easiest way to keep your decor fresh and preppy.
Sheer window dressing
Get rid of your heavy draperies and invest in sheer fabrics. Velvets, jacquards and even cotton tend to soak up moisture and keep your home musty. Sheer or lace curtains allow even thin sunlight to stream in, keeping your space bright and airy.
Place scented candles along with accent pieces on a stylish tray. Light them up to add warmth and romance to your home and also to fight the musty and mouldy smells of the rain.
Leave an all-weather proof doormat at your front door so guests can wipe their boots, thus ensuring your floors don’t suffer. Opt for doormats made from jute, coir or recycled rubber with funky letters or prints to introduce a dash of quirkiness to your entryway. Remember, your doormat is your first line of defence to keep muck at bay.
Songs of the wind
To add a whimsical note to your home, hang windchimes by the window and let the chimes soothe your mood. To make it a fun project, get your family together and look for DIY windchimes you can make from bits and bobs lying around your home.