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Six Ways to Turn Your Space Into a Summer Getaway All Year Long

Nothing beats going home to your own personal haven. Here are six ways to instantly change your home into a summer retreat all year long!



Let’s face it, squeezing in a holiday nowadays is nearly impossible. Whether it’s because you can’t get time off of work, or you simply don’t have the energy to travel outside of the metro, oftentimes, these factors are out of our control. One thing we do have control over though, is our ability to prepare and plan for our long term goals.


When carefully designed, one’s home can serve as their very own oasis after a hard day’s work. A sanctuary to run to in the midst of the city’s incessant flurry, SMDC Sands Residences offers just that, marrying the practicality of proximity with the luxury of exclusivity and community. Located just off Roxas Boulevard, Sands Residences’ central location nestles you just between some of Manila’s most notable landmarks and cultural epicenters, all while offering you the serene charm of bayside living. Its variety of spacious, light-filled units serve as the perfect canvas, affording you the privilege to design, curate, and personalize your very own summer getaway for all year round.


From blending in fresh botanicals, to incorporating tropical prints and textures, we’ve narrowed down the perfect list of things to keep in mind when decorating your SMDC Sands Residences space.


Incorporate greenery


Adding plants to any space instantly adds a burst of life and vibrant energy. Apart from its visual benefits, they also improve your home’s air quality, promoting a healthier living environment. Whether it be a lush green monstera plant or a sprightly crawling pothos, incorporating these small changes into your space can make a world of difference.











Have fun with fragrances


It is said that nothing is more memorable than a fragrance, and one of the best ways to set the scene for your summer getaway inspired space is to smell the part. Light a candle, or set up some fresh reed sticks in a corner, having a destination-themed scent in your home can quite literally transport you to a different place. Whether it’s the invigorating aroma of fresh citrus for a Mediterranean vibe, the soothing scent of coconut and tropical fruits for a beachy escape, these fragrances can evoke the essence of your desired summer destination.






Explore tropical prints and patters


Adding prints to your home can be quite intimidating, but when done right, has the ability to instantly elevate not only your space, but your mood. Incorporate them through accent pillows, curtains, bedding, or even bold wallpaper for a statement wall. Whether you’re dreaming of a beachside getaway, or a sunset oasis, adding tropical prints and patterns can instantly transform your space.








Lighting is key


One of the things that are often overlooked when designing a new space is lighting. It has the ability to make or break the way your whole space comes together. Whether natural or artificial, the right lighting can make a space feel warm and inviting, or bright and energizing.













Transformative textures


Natural elements such as raffia, burlap, and weave can help accentuate the summer getaway theme of your space. However, it’s important to note not to overuse them! Adding touches of textures such as the aforementioned can help emphasize your furniture and provide contrast.









Don't be afraid to personalize


What use is a house if it isn’t a home? Don’t be afraid to incorporate personal elements into your decorations as these subtle touches can add personality and depth into your space. Additionally, keeping this in mind makes things less contrived and more distinct.




With these tips in mind, you can now transform your Sands Residences unit into your personal sanctuary. To know more about SMDC’s Sands Residences, visit it’s website here.

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