How to keep your House Fresh during Monsoons in India - Home Loan Stories - Kotak Bank

30 AUGUST, 2019

After the unbearable summers, everyone seems to enjoy the rains and colder climate when monsoons arrive in India. The rain induces the refreshing greenery by replacing the dry and wilted surroundings. Humid climate feels amazing after four long blazing months of the summer. However, the lack of sunlight leads to musky smells in houses during monsoons. By incorporating the following five home décor items in your home, you can stay fresh during Monsoons.  

Colourful upholstery

Upholstery means the textiles that cover the fixed furniture like sofa and armchairs in your house. The cloudy climate of monsoons colours everything in dull shades of grey. Adding refreshing colours in your home décor will help you to create a cheerful surrounding. Just a sight of such bright coloured furniture will keep you active during the dull days of monsoons.  

Bring colourful bedsheets and cushions covers for your home to make the place more appealing. Warm colours like red, orange and sunny yellow will brighten your home and enlighten your mood.

The curtains

The curtains made of heavy fabrics like cotton or velvet stay damp for a longer time and cause musky smell in the house. Moreover, due to their thick nature, they make your home gloomy. In monsoons, replace such heavy curtains with curtains made of lighter materials like lace or polyester. These lighter fabrics dry quickly and let the sunlight pass through them. Thus, giving a light and airy feel to your house.

Doormats

The most irritating thing about the monsoons is the mud, which you can see everywhere in your house. The muddy shoes drenched in dirty water not only make your house dirty but bring germs into your home. You can avoid all these problems by buying a simple doormat. The high absorbent dirt-trapping doormats keep your house clean by stopping the dirt before it enters your house. Try darker colours as they hide the dirt colour and blend with the aesthetics of your home.

Fresh flowers

You can use home décor items like plants and flowers in every room and It will cheer your mood and fill your house with positivity. Bring some new vases and fresh flowers like lilies and roses, and create a cheerful environment in your home.

Perfumed candles

The perfumed candles are alluring scented candles with aroma oils that can cheer you up in just a few minutes. Nowadays, you can buy candles infused with enticing perfumes like warm chocolate or fresh citrus. Burning these candles removes the foul odours that come along with monsoons. The essential oils from such candles are also known to purify the air in your house.

Managing the cost to maintain house during monsoons

Keeping your home ready for monsoons does not just involve changing the furniture, but also requires some structural modifications. Making your house leakage-proof or storm-proof may cost more than you expected. But rather than burning a hole in your pocket you can always borrow a home loan or a home improvement loan to reduce financial burdens.

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Disclaimer: This Article is for information purpose only. The views expressed in this Article do not necessarily constitute the views of Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (“Bank”) or its employees. Bank make no warranty of any kind with respect to the completeness or accuracy of the material and articles contained in this Newsletter. The information contained in this Article is sourced from empaneled external experts for the benefit of the customers and it does not constitute legal advice from Kotak. Kotak, its directors, employees and the contributors shall not be responsible or liable for any damage or loss resulting from or arising due to reliance on or use of any information contained herein.