5 Simple Ways to Decorate Your House this Summer

Summer heat is really up! We can already feel that summer season is really here. And admit it! We are all excited about having summer outings in the best resorts in the Philippines with our families and friends. Who knows, this might be the best summer ever in our lives which we will never forget.

Getting into the spirit of summer is not just by going to outings and or go picnics and/or other things that we usually do in summer. Even inside your house, you can have a summer spirit with the summer decoration that is included in your house.

There are actually a lot of ways on how to make you and your house get into the spirit of summer. Now if you are a kind of person who really wants to experience summer yet don’t want to leave your house, here are some of the tips you can also apply in decorating your house.

Let some sunshine in


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If you want to feel the summer heat through your windows, try opening your window. It will give you enough heat that will also give you the energy to do the things you need to do for the entire day. By letting the summer heat, get through your window, you will definitely feel alive and productive to do your work.

There will also be health benefits when you let the heat come to your house. Not just being active and productive for the day, it also gives us the feeling of happiness that we are still live and experience the mornings.

Have some flower in your house


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They say flowers are like a part of our life. And having flowers in our house can add beauty to life which we tend to be satisfied with what we have. When we have flowers in our house, we feel like being at ease which also gives us a peace of mind. Having flowers can also make our mood, it draws good vibes from nature to us.

And if you are a kind of person who loves flowers, make sure to take good care of it for as not to easily wilt.

Change your sheets


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When you are up for a summer vibe, you may want to have a little change on your sheets. You can have your sheets that have summer prints, or you can also make it colorful to have made your sheet cover look good. Try to avoid dark colors, as much as possible the color of your sheets can really be one of the summer vibes. Prints with flowers, stripes and other prints you can have to make it more beautiful to look at.

Make use of your balcony


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If you have a balcony in your house, make use of it. You can make your balcony as one of your extended living rooms. You can also decorate it with things that can make you feel the spirit of summer, even though you are in your house. Think of the things that you like to include in your balcony for you to have a good and relaxing stay.

You may also improvise it by beautifying it to whatever style of decorations that you like. Just make sure that you are inviting good vibes through your balcony.

Hang the memories of your summer vacation


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There will always be lots of memories you make each summer. And if you like to make it more and bring the summer vibes in your home, you can also have your pictures of you and your families and/or friends hang on the walls. With that, it will bring back so many memories that you want to experience it again with them. Or if not, you just can have a painting of a beach or any other paints that depict summer. It is all up to you on how you do the decorations for as long as you can have good vibes.

Daycation or Staycation – You Choose!

A vacation in the city is next to impossible. Well, that was before. What we see today is a throng of urban dwellers who chose to stay in their respective homes instead to enjoy everything that the city has to offer. Makati City is not an exemption, with all the fine-looking façades and landscapes of shops, hotels, skyscrapers, high-rise condominiums, shopping centers, etc.

The city is a haven for both daycationers and staycationers.

A daycationer is a day-tripper wherein he or she visits a particular destination and returns home at the end of the day. Daycation is suitable for families with young children and individuals and families with pets. For daycationers, a night away from home may be cost-prohibitive that’s why they chose to explore the city during the day and spend the rest of the day at home instead of staying in one of the many Makati City hotels.

Anyhow, there are various tourist destinations in Makati City that daycationers may go to. Some examples are the Ayala Museum, Makati Museum, Philippine Army Museum, Yuchengco Museum, Filipinas Heritage Library, Sanctuario de San Antonio, Greenbelt Chapel, Guadalupe Church, Guadalupe Ruins, Ayala Triangle Gardens, Washington SyCip Park, Legazpi Active Park and Makati Park and Garden. PhilippineBoards.com also considers Makati Malls or Ayala Centers as must-visit tourist spots.

A staycationer, on the other hand, is an individual, family or group of individuals who choose to stay at home or in any of Makati City hotels for a night or two, making the most of their stays. At home, staycationers may set up a swimming pool or other pleasurable activities. On the other hand, there are hundreds of hotels in Makati City, some of which are classified as 5-star, classic luxury and boutique hotels as well as branded and lifestyle hotels. Don’t fret though because they offer reasonably priced rates, making them suitable for a staycation.

Numerous Makati City hotels such as Fairmont Makati, Raffles Hotel, and Holiday Inn & Suites Makati boast not just of their amenities and facilities, but also of the experience that only luxury hotels in Makati can provide. It is the incomparable view of the magnificent Makati skyline at night. Not to mention, these hotels are multi-awarded and 100% family friendly, so staying for the night is a welcome idea.

Either daycationing or staycationing, bottom-line is you will get to enjoy the best of Makati City daytime and nighttime. Sometimes, it is not about the budget, but rather about the enriching experience of exploring the very place that you spend your everyday life. Who knows what you will discover on your next daycation or staycation, right?

Quick Ways to Get Cool this Summer

The summer months in the Philippines are notorious for the heat and humidity that can be very unbearable at times. It is not surprising that a lot of people constantly look for ways to get cool during the hot summer months. If you are looking for some ideas as well, below are some of the quick and easy ways to alleviate the heat and humidity this summer season.

  • Turn on the air conditioner. One of the quickest and most common ways of getting cooler during summer is to stay in your room and turn on the air conditioner. No wonder many appliance stores get to enjoy an increase in their air conditioner sales right before and during the summer months. The only drawback with this method is the higher electricity consumption – you might find yourself with a very high electric bill next month.
  • Go to the mall. Shopping malls in the Philippines are more crowded during two seasons of the year – Christmas and summer. If the Christmas season is for shopping, the summer months are for the free use of cold air conditioning while walking around. This is the best option for those who do not want to pay for expensive electric bills or those who do not have air conditioning at home. Aside from providing much needed cold air, malls like the Ayala Center offer a lot of activities that you can do. You can even treat yourself to some cold drinks to further cool you while walking around.
  • Eat some halo-halo. There is a reason why the Filipino dessert halo-halo is popular during summer season. This cold dessert is fun and enjoyable to consume just when you need to get cool. You can either make it yourself or buy one from the many halo-halo stands that sprout like mushrooms during summer.
  • Take a quick shower. Aside from higher electric bills, a lot of households also get higher water bills during the summer months. This can be attributed to longer and more frequent bath/shower times taken by most people. A quick shower can do wonders for making you feel cooler and more refreshed.
  • Drink a slushy fruit shake. If you are not a halo-halo person, a slushy fruit shake will do. All you need are some days old fruit which is plentiful during summer months, some ice, and a blender. You may want to add some milk and sugar for a more delicious fruit shake.