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Dubai rains: Tips to uplift the mood of your home

Don’t let the rain dampen your spirits! Here are expert tips to create a cosy and inviting atmosphere indoors during heavy rainfall

Dubai rains: Tips to uplift the mood of your home

While Dubai’s heavy rainfall may necessitate staying indoors, it doesn’t have to dampen your spirits or the ambience of your living space. Here are some tips for fostering a warm and inviting atmosphere during this time

Beat the blues

Adding a pop of colour and using geometric patterns can change the tonality of the whole living space, giving it a defined and unique personality. Colourful bed sheets, pillows and table spread in shades of yellow, oranges, and pinks can lift the mood instantly. “Rearranging your furniture can help you achieve a more minimalistic, groomed look. Simple additions like some ikat print pillows, bright wall pieces or a vibrant or funky doormat outside the house will help keep all the negative energies at bay. You can also drown the monsoon greys with the earthy notes of vanilla and oud to make your home a haven.

Moreover, hang thin, sheer curtains to ensure your room gets ample air during this period, as heavy draperies can trap the damp smell in the room and make it appear dark and gloomy. Also, if you’re looking for a trick to get rid of that damp fungi smell, then scented candles, fresh flowers, and incense sticks are sure to resolve that issue.

An abstract carpet with pops of colour in the living room will bring a feeling of joy to the space. Opt for geometric patterns, sharp designs, and bright colours over greys and blues. Maybe even play around a bit by painting your stool or dining chair leg ends with a bright colour to bring the much-needed vibrancy into the space.

Here are some more handy tips:

  • Beat the dullness and grey mornings with a makeover of your home office space. Add pops of colours like tangerine and fuchsia to your wall through wall paint or quirky pop art quotes to keep you motivated. Opt for colourful coffee mugs and planters around your working space.
  • You can also experiment with a sunny yellow or coral-coloured paint for a highlight wall in your home.
  • Add fresh flowers as decor along with room/oil diffusers to kill the gloomy weather;
  • Use naphthalene or camphor balls in cupboards, drawers, wardrobes and other storage units to prevent moisture build-up.
  • Change from solids to printed cushion covers, having layers of subtle prints will enliven your rooms. Create contrast through a bold choice of colour and prints as highlights in different spaces of your home.
  • Use anti-corrosive paint to coat metal grills, windows, and outdoor or garden furniture to prevent rusting.

Bring nature in during the rains

Seasonal blooms, flowers, succulents and more are a sure-shot way of de-stressing and bringing the feeling of calm and peace. After all, one can never go wrong with lush greens in elegant planting pots.

Flowers and plants have a way of bringing joy and optimism into a space. With fragrant flowers and greens, you can welcome nature into your home. Bring in flowers such as tulips, lilies, or fragrant flowers and let them float in the water-filled vessels. When it’s dark and dreary outside, these flowers add a splash of colour to your space. Additionally, decorative items like flower pots, hanging plants, nature paintings, biomorphic patterns and textured walls will add fun and joy to your lives. Incorporating nature into interiors has become more than just a trend; it has also become an essential aspect of creating a healthy and positive living space.

For a happy home

The impact of colour, layout, furniture, and materials on the well-being of the occupants is significant. Hence, experts reiterate–declutter, deep clean, and select minimalistic furniture pieces. Repair all cracks and crevices in the walls. Add a pop of colour to brighten up the house. Avoid leaving carpets and rugs in the open during this time of the season. Invest in furniture, which is at an elevated level from the ground to avoid the underside from getting corroded. Rains should not have to mean mold, replace, repair, and clean the metal fixtures in the restrooms, kitchen, and balcony regularly. Lastly, make sure to stock up on waterproofing agents and keep industrial and electrical supplies to make your home safer.