With summer finally in full-swing, the 90-degree heat hit us pretty hard seemingly out of nowhere. If you have the option, I'd suggest to soak in the pool until the sun goes down everyday. If you don't have a pool, I promise you won't be judged for staying inside in the air conditioning and binge-watching the newest season of Orange Is the New Black on Netflix. Whether you decide to be a sun soaker or couch potato, I have some tips on how to ensure the rest of your summer is comfortable and relaxing even in this unbearable heat.
1. Invest in Sunbrella
Most people know Sunbrella fabric as being used only on outdoor patio furniture, but it's so much more than that. You can now choose to cover your entire living room sofa with Sunbrella fabric. It's so comfortable that you'll have no problem laying on it all day to watch Netflix, but it's also so durable that you can sit right on it after a dip in the pool—harsh chlorine won't even phase it!
The best part about it is that they offer so many fabric colors and patterns that style never has to be compromised. So go ahead and eat all the snacks you want or take that nap right after your afternoon swim. Sunbrella can stand up to it all, and Sunbrella sleeper sofas can make it even more comfortable for you.
2. Bring the Beach to You
Since it's way too hot to get in a car and drive all the way to the beach (don't even get me started on the shore traffic), bring the beach to you. Fill your home with tons of shore decor from large accent pieces to small trinkets. The Sandy Beach Bar Cabinet is perfect for helping you whip up an afternoon cocktail or margarita to enjoy while you're poolside.
The Cankton Coral Pillows will also keep you super comfy when you're spending long days on the couch. Adding tons of these coastal accents throughout each room of your home will make you feel as though you're at the beach without having to even step outside of your front door.
3. Create Ambiance
Now that you're sitting comfortably on a new Sunbrella sofa and have the look of the perfect beach bungalow retreat, you'll have to create a soothing atmosphere. Light a candle on your patio and envision yourself lounging in a tropical oasis while being surrounded by Illume's Pineapple Cilantro scented candle. Or breathe in the soothing scents of clear, crisp water with Illume's Watermint candle while you're relaxing indoors. You'll be in a state of ultimate relaxation and won't even be thinking about the summer heat.
Want more ways to turn your home into a seaside retreat so you won't have to go out into this intolerable summer heat? Check out our Beach Bungalow collection for more ideas!