Thursday, 16 January 2020

Refreshing Your Home For The New Year

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If you're not too keen on the whole 'new year new me' thing but still feel like you could do with shaking off the cobwebs of the last decade, then a little sprucing up of your living space may be just what you're in need of. The new year brings with it a new sense of the refreshed and revamped and a lick of paint and a fresh interior can really make you feel ready for the new decade, fully equipped with a cosy home to sit back and relax in. 

Risk it with Wallpaper

Wallpaper is a bit daunting for a lot of us as it's a bit of a commitment and requires a little more effort than a lick of paint, but it brings to the table (or the room) something a little extra with the effort you've put in. Wallpaper gives your home more character and a burst of colour that will bring real vitality into your space. Choosing something a little more out there and taking the plunge when it comes to colour can really change the way you feel about a room that may be lacking in the design department. By even just papering one wall, you can create a feature that speaks for itself, gives you a focal point and breathes new life into your home.

plants, photos on walls and feature wall

Create a greener home

Decorating needn't be a drag. Filling your emptier spaces with plant life and leafy accessories can really change the feel of a room and make it appear more open and fresh. Plants naturally give off a chemical that relaxes us and makes us feel happier, so a touch of greenery can really create a feeling of zen in your home! Plants go with just about any decor so you won't have to worry about getting a new couch to match the cactus you've just bought. And what's more, it doesn't have to be an entirely brand new look, just a simple refresh that won't cost the earth. 

Maximise the minimalism

There's nothing like a good clear out to give your home the whole 'new year, new me' vibe. Simply looking at a room and thinking about what needs to be on display and what can be put away can give you a different perspective and help the whole place feel fresher. Minimalism is in and whether you go for a Japanese design with soft beiges and off whites or the Scandinavian blues and greys, a home with a more muted colour palette can help make it feel cleaner and clearer. 

Simple storage solutions are a great place to start and whether you live in a smaller apartment with Shared ownership in Newcastle or you have a busy family home in County Durham that never sees peace and quiet, just a little organisation can go a long way!

two white vase with pink flowers on a white table

So whether you just want a refresh for 2020, you're looking to find your perfect abode within the decade or you're just moving into your first home under shared ownership in Northumberland, making it your own is all about expression, whatever time of year it may be! So begin on focusing on what makes your home a happy one and show some love back. 



















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