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7 Ways to Refresh Your Home for The New Year

New Year, New You!
That’s one of the mantras we’re constantly exposed to at this time of year, with suggestions for how you can spring into the new year with a healthy lifestyle, new eating habits, gym resolutions and the like. If, like us, you find it difficult and disheartening to hear those same old messages year on year, why not change your viewpoint as we roll into 2023 and make your home the focus of your New Year’s Resolutions?
January is the time for new beginnings, making it the ideal month to take a long, hard look at your home and figure out how you can make it work better for you. That might mean more homeware storage to reduce clutter - or maybe some new items to spark joy in the weeks ahead as we move slowly towards spring. Whatever you choose, we’re here to help. Here are our top 7 tips on how to refresh your home in the New Year with our home organisation ideas.

1. Pack Away Seasonal Items

It’s sad to take down all the festive cheer, but packing away your Christmas decorations is a great way to say goodbye to the old and ring in the new. The last thing you want is to have those fading fairy lights still clinging to the front of your home come March. Investing in some proper homeware storage trunks will not only give you a real sense of satisfaction when your festive treasures are packed neatly away, but you’ll also know that next Christmas, decorating your home will be fun and simple. Take the stress away by knowing exactly where everything is stored. 

2. Invest in Stylish Storage

We know how easy it is to let clutter build up; particularly after Christmas when there are new toys and gifts yet to find their place in your home. January is the perfect time to invest in a new piece of storage furniture. Once you’ve cleared away the festive detritus, take a good look around your home and see where you might be able to rearrange things to fit in a new piece of storage furniture. Whether you choose a shelving unit or a sideboard piece, drawers and cupboards offer plenty of spaces to store away unsightly clutter, leaving you with a neat, tidy home that’ll make you feel refreshed and ready to tackle 2023.

3. Let There Be Light

After the twinkling lights of the festive season, January can feel like a very dark and dingy month. Counter that by sprucing up your home with some new lighting elements. Table lamps are a very easy way to illuminate your home; they’ll work on any side cabinet, bedside table or dresser. Pick a subtle, neutral piece to give light while going unnoticed or choose something bold and colourful for an eye-catching statement accessory. Or, why not opt for a striking ceiling light to illuminate your entire room with a decorative touch?

4. Upgrade Your Decor

If you’ve been staring at the same four walls a lot this winter, then maybe it’s time to bring in the new year with a new look. Upgrading your decor doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot of time and money repainting your entire room; instead, why not choose a striking patterned wallpaper to create a signature wall? This creates a new focal point in your bedroom or living room, giving your home a new lease on life and offering a new focus for 2023. Choose a subtle, tonal pattern for a hint of designer chic or go all out with bold designs and rich hues for a striking, eye-catching upgrade.

5. Revamp Existing Pieces

The chances are, you aren’t going to want to replace your sofa every January. However, it’s relatively easy to give your home a completely new look and feel by using less expensive accessories such as cushions or throws to bring a new feel to your favourite room. Choose plush, cosy fabrics to see you through the rest of winter or choose bright, colourful patterns to look forward to spring. Large throws or blankets can even entirely cover old sofas to bring about a huge change in the feel of your room.

6. Go Green

One of the best ways to bring a spring-like feel to your home even in the depths of winter is to invest in a few high-quality artificial plants. This way, you can always have greenery or flowers in your home - and the best part is, you don’t need to remember to water them! Being surrounded by touches of nature in your home is one of the best ways to lift your mood in darker months, but if you don’t fancy the real thing, artificial plants are a great way to get a boost without the work. 

7. Treat Yourself  

Early January can be a pretty depressing time; the excitement of Christmas and New Year’s is over and it’s a slow drag into spring. Why not take advantage of the January sales to treat yourself to that little touch of luxury you’ve had your eye on for months? Whether it’s statement storage accessories, a super-soft bedding set for cosy nights, a striking armchair or a new piece of kit for your kitchen: what better time to treat yourself? 
Make your storage accessories part of your decor with our beautiful collection of homeware storage. The fun doesn't stop there though, if you have little ones to tidy up after, keep the chaos undercontrol with our toy storage ideas for after Christmas.
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