No, this isnt an article about heatstroke while putting up a new curtain or becoming dehydrated from rearranging the furniture. This is about what happens when your decorating scheme goes to the dogs when summer comes and air conditioning isnt option.
Most people have some type of central air or, at the very least a window unit, but there are many people who dont have either, or the AC unit has broken down. There is nothing worse than having the central air unit stop working in the summer. Being stuck at home with high temperatures makes for an uncomfortable situation and, believe it or not, it can also have some serious effects on your decor.
Unless you want some damaged furniture on your hands keep those coasters handy, folks. The use of tablecloths and other coverings on tables and other finished wood surfaces can create a water mark disaster if coasters arent used. The condensation from glasses, cans and bottles can turn your table cloth into a sponge.
Cold drinks can cause water marks and, in some cases, staining. If the drink is set on a finished wood surface then it can damage the furniture, creating water marks that will not go away. Coasters can prevent the worst of it, but even they cant save tablecloths because the condensation from drinks create so much moisture that some coasters cant handle it all.
Flowers love the sun, but they are not too fond of high heat. Fresh flowers that are subject to 90-degree temperatures will start to droop and sag; this can completely ruin the look of a room. Also, heat accelerates decomposition causing fresh flowers to decay faster. This goes for the water, as well.
Wilting flowers lead to bugs, especially if the windows are left open to allow the air to circulate throughout the house. In this case, the best thing to do is to avoid fresh flowers altogether in the summer heat. But if you cant bare to part with fresh flowers, then make sure to dispose of them as soon as they begin to wilt.
Air conditioning seems like a modern day standard, but there are still many homeowners who live without it. Despite this, one can still maintain beautiful interior decor, but with just a few extra precautions.