“What’s more, it works no matter your aesthetic or room type. Whether it’s a modern kitchen, deco living room, or country-inspired bedroom, white is a great palette to begin your decor process,” design-inspiration website MyDomaine said. It suggests using stark-white paint in south-facing rooms.
You don’t have to limit these cool-down designs to inside your home. Warmer months are popular times to spend outdoors. Consider upgrading your yard with a tree to offer shade. Or install a trellis or pergola and grow ivy over it, House Beautiful suggests.
“Not only will this provide some cool escapes within your garden, but will boost the attractiveness of the outdoor space,” it said.
When you’re ready to return inside, keep doors open to act as a bridge between the inside and outside.
“Close off unused rooms to prevent warm air from permeating these areas during the hottest part of the day. Capitalize on the cooler night hours by allowing air to flow naturally through your home,” House Beautiful said.