As we highlighted in our blog post last week – to have a cool house you have to let air circulate around the space freely. Closed doors mean a stuffy house, but instead of propping a door open with something unattractive, why not choose a lovely doorstop which will add to your interior.
Fortunately, there are lots and lots of options to suit all sorts of interiors – many of which are interesting to look at and eco friendly too.
This wonderful doorstop is made from timber reclaimed from Norfolk beaches and with a felt base to prevent scratching it will not damage your flooring. Get it for £19.99 from Reclaimed Time in Norfolk on Folksy.
Fancy something a bit kooky? There are plenty of doorstops made from recycled materials, but we love McCat from Millicent – a nice aloof expression and nice use of reclaimed materials, buttons and ribbons.
This great doorstop is made from reclaimed denim, so you get a nice mismatch of shades, some great texture and even a pocket. A great choice for a teenage bedroom and now on sale at Hen and Hammock for £10.
This fantastic doorstop is great for a wet environment as it is made from reclaimed sailcloth – so kitchen or bathroom, take your pick. Or, the nautical style would sit nicely in a coastal interior in any room. Available at Not on The High Street from The Reefer Sail Company for £39.75.
But you cannot get much simpler than this mouse doorstop, designed by Carl Clerkin for Suck UK which uses reclaimed pieces of timber and leather offcuts. Plus, it is a bargain at only £4.99 from EcoCentric. A nice choice for a minimal interior.
So, 5 ways to keep those doors open in the summer heat to make sure you let the air flow to keep cool .