Get Summer Ready With Easy-Breezy Home Cooling And Decorating Trends

October 19, 2023 - 4 minute read

Long, lazy barbecues. Chilling with friends at home. Summer is nearly here – and it’s going to be a scorcher! Now’s the perfect moment to pack away that heavy doona, switch out those cosy winter colours, and transform your home into an airy and cool oasis

“We all love summer, but the best time to think about your home cooling strategy is before that balmy weather turns sticky and uncomfortable,” says Scott Bazley, The Good Guys Buyer – Seasonal. “With the right cooling appliances, you can make any room in your home one you want to spend time in.”

Ready for a cool change? From the best portable air conditioners and air purifiers to whisper-quiet tower fans and the latest warm-weather decorating ideas, we’ve got everything you need to beat the heat in style this long, hot summer.

A Dyson air purifier purifies a modern living room.

That Summertime Feeling

“In summer, we entertain more and this inspires us to give our homes a fresh, inviting feel with a relaxed holiday vibe,” says interior designer and decorator Margaret De Ruvo-Reaiche of MDR Designs.

Nothing says “summer holiday” quite like a breath of cool, fresh air. But flinging open our windows – and the front door – also ushers in unwanted dust and pollen. And all those extra guests can track allergens into your home. Not ideal during peak hayfever season!

With a superadvanced Dyson air purifier in your corner, you can breathe easier and keep your cool. Not just a sleek style statement, the modernistic Dyson Purifier Cool Gen 1 can remove 99.95% of dust, ultrafine bacteria and allergens from the space around it, plus cool the air for your ultimate summer comfort.

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On-trend Colours And Cool Conditioners For Summer-Ready Living Spaces

As the weather warms up, it’s the perfect time to add cool, calming tones to the rooms where you spend most of your time. “This year a beautiful, natural eucalyptus colour will play a big role in our interiors, along with clay and ochre,” says Margaret De Ruvo-Reaiche. “Add them to your space with cushions, throws and lovely artwork.”

And for high-use rooms, don’t forget to factor in your cooling needs. “Renters, in particular, should look to portable air conditioners by wallet-friendly brands like Olimpia Splendid and EWT for cool relief that can move when they do,” says Scott Bazley.

For smaller living spaces up to 20sqm, a 2.6kW unit is just the ticket. Got a larger area to chill? No sweat! The Olimpia Splendid 5.2kW Portable Air Conditioner can blast big cooling power to bring down the heat fast. It comes with an energy-saving Sleep Mode to curb power bills, plus a fan setting for when a light cool-down is all that’s needed. Loathe muggy nights? The dehumidifying function can remove up to two litres of moisture from the air per hour.

And the secret to sweat-free summer socials? The great-value EWT 9L Evaporative Cooler boasts a mighty 9L water tank capacity and three speed settings, so you and your guests can chill for longer.

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Dimplex 3.2kW Multidirectional Portable Air Conditioner w/Dehumidifier

De'Longhi 3.3kW Portable Air Conditioner

The De'Longhi 360 Degree Pedestal Cooling Fan cools down a modern bedroom.

Keep It Simple In The Bedroom

Updating your sleeping quarters is a cinch in summer. Less is more!
“Simply replace your heavy bedding with a soft summer quilt and add some scatter cushions in mixed textures – this will give you that luxe holiday feel you’re chasing,” says Margaret De Ruvo-Reaiche. “And you can’t go past plants – they always bring such freshness to a room.”

To ward off hot, sticky nights, a high-powered fan is another bedroom essential, especially if you don’t have access to a split system air conditioner or reverse cycle air conditioner . “A De'Longhi tower fan is always a popular choice because of how quietly these tower fans cool, especially in Sleep Mode,” says Scott Bazley.

For a feature-packed model that’s perfect for both parents’ and kids’ rooms, you can’t go past the De'Longhi 360 Degree Pedestal Cooling Fan. Cool every corner of the room – even the ceiling – with its full horizontal oscillation and 90-degree vertical tilt, and let the automatic timer tackle switch-off when you doze off.  De'Longhi has even included a light-dimming function on the LED touch control, so you can snooze in cool, dark comfort.

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De'Longhi Dual Oscillating Tower Fan White

Dimplex 3.2kW Multidirectional Portable Air Conditioner w/Dehumidifier

Brighten Up Your Home Office

The humble home office is often relegated to the smallest room (or nook) in the house and decorating it can be an afterthought. Why not use the extra pep summer brings to create a space you love? “We all need joy in our lives, and colour always puts a smile on our faces,” says Margaret De Ruvo-Reaiche. “This season’s bold colours – beautiful blues, greens, pinks, yellows, reds and oranges – are showing up in decor accessories and even as accents on walls.”

No matter how stunning a space you create though, no one can work in a hot box. A Dimplex fan can cool things down from the ground up. A silent achiever, the Dimplex 40cm High Velocity Oscillating Floor Fan is the portable superfan that does it all. With an adjustable tilt head and high-velocity airflow, you can set it in a corner or on a bench and direct it at your desk. Finished work for the day? Just unplug and bring the fan with you to your home gym or theatre room. 

Shopping for a cool summer? Visit us in-store or online for expert advice and the best home cooling solutions from all the top brands.

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