What can homeowners do to transform their home in time for the new year?
It’s really easy to fall out of love with your home from time to time – particularly now that we’ve spent more time in our houses than ever before. But you’ll be happy to know that sometimes all it takes is a simple refresh to inject some flare back into your home and help you fall in love all over again – and when better to start than during the time out period between Christmas and New Year?
Here are 5 affordable top tips on how you can refresh your home in time for the new year:
1. Lick of Paint
It may seem like an obvious choice, but switching up your colour scheme can make a huge difference to the look and feel of your space, especially if you're working to a tighter budget. Light neutral colours can open up your space to make it feel larger, whilst darker hues will create an effortlessly cosy feel.
Alternatively, if you're feeling creative, why not consider opting for a bright, bold shade to create the ultimate statement wall. Or if you really want to keep on top of the trends, opt for the Pantone Colour of the Year in 2022, “Veri Peri”, and add this shade into your home to create a stylish feel with the happiest and the warmest of all the blue hues.
2. Rug Up
Adding a carpet will give your space a whole new lease of life. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different colours and patterns to find what suits your interior style best. A rug is practical and protective, whilst holding decorative value, adding the perfect welcoming touch to any living area. What’s more, it can instantly transform a dark entrance into a warm and inviting space with plenty of character.
3. Can You Handle It
A small but mighty hack – you will be amazed at how new door and drawer handles can renew your current furniture. Not only will these small touches breathe new life into chests of drawers, sideboards, and cabinets, but a simple switch could leave your house feeling brand new. Never underestimate the transformative power of a stylish door handle.
4. Shelf It Up
It’s often the smallest of touches that can make the biggest difference. Add a uniquely personal feel to your space by adding some quirky shelving to create a whole new vibe. Then, you can curate your perfect shelf display using vases, books and other small accessories to express your interior style. And if you’re feeling extra creative, why not use photo frames to make a gallery wall with your favourite photographs or prints. It’s an easy way to add interest to hallways, stairwells, living rooms, or bedrooms, fast.
The ultimate quick fix. Brighten a drab room the simple way by updating your accessories. Instead of agonising over the right mix of colour and design, buy a bundle of accessories that complement one another, and you’ll be surprised at how much this can truly transform your living space.