The run-up to Christmas and then the festivities of the New Year can bring with them a busy social calendar which fills your days with people and events. It can, however, be easy to forget that the days are colder, drearier and shorter. Fast forward to January and the end of the festive period and many people can suddenly find themselves struggling with the January Blues.
Traditionally, the first month of the year can be financially harder for most people, coming as it does after the extravagances of Christmas. So, it is easy to see why many people might feel a little blue this month. But January doesn’t have to be depressing. In fact, the New Year is a great time to start anew and putting some fresh colour into your home is a great way to do this.
We are of course talking about redecorating, and whilst you might think this is an expense you can’t afford straight after Christmas, there are plenty of bargains to be had in the sales that can really help you to stretch your decorating budget.
Good flooring isn’t cheap, but in the long run, it will certainly pay for itself. Why not take a look at some of the stunning varieties of hardwood flooring that are available? There are plenty of different hardwoods to choose from; they are hard-wearing, and, if cared for properly, will last you for many years. Hardwood flooring can really give your home that wow factor as well. Bring a little light into your home by opting for one of the paler shades out there; these can really help you to lift the appearance of a room whilst also making it seem larger.
Ash, or Maple, and Beech hardwood flooring are all very popular choices with anyone looking for a paler hardwood flooring. Remember that over time your hardwood flooring may change colour slightly and become a little darker so factor this in when making your choice.
A fresh coat of paint can not only instantly alter the look of a room, but for many people, there is something rather therapeutic about painting. If your walls are looking a little pale and uninspiring, the act of choosing and the process of decorating could really boost the mood. Take your time and choose a new shade of paint to help you inject a real splash of colour into your home. If you have been living with a bright shade that you really don’t like, then look for something paler and more to your taste and get rid of it as soon as you can.
In order to paint a room, it is often necessary to declutter it first, and the act of getting rid of those things you don’t need any more and making your room less cluttered for when you have decorated can also help to lift your spirits.
If you live in rented accommodation, then you might prefer not to alter the colour of the walls. But don’t let that put you off adding some much-needed colour to a room. The right accessories in key colours can really alter the entire look of a room. A change of colour for the curtains, a bright rug, cushions that complement the colour of your sofa – all of these are greats ways to add splashes of colour to alter a room simply and very effectively.
A nice piece of artwork is also a great item to add when redecorating, why not choose something that reminds you of a favourite holiday destination or perhaps a picture that makes you smile.
January doesn’t have to be a depressing month. Even if you’re short on funds, and can’t get started just yet, why not plan what you want to do with your property and think how much brighter the new year could be once it is done! Take the first step by contacting us for a quote today.