Starting 2019 productively will help to set the tone for the rest of the year and, with that in mind, online blind and curtains retailer 247 Blinds has looked at why now is the perfect time to begin to revamp your home. With the excitement of Christmas over, January is a month that often gets a bad reputation. Many of us are tightening our purse strings, getting back into the routine of work and spending weekends on the sofa rather than at the pub. However, January doesn’t have to be a mundane month and there’s one thing we can all embrace about the beginning of a New Year; it’s a great opportunity to make a fresh start, especially in your home.
A new project is a great way to keep busy
Whether 2019 is the year you plan to give your home a complete makeover, or you’re just looking to make a few simple changes, January is a great time to start a new project and begin to revamp your home.
After a hectic Christmas, life becomes much calmer and we often find that we have more time on our hands, so why not keep busy and make the changes you didn’t get round to making last year?
Top tip: Start with easy changes such as:
- Decluttering and gaining extra storage space
- Moving furniture to restyle the room
- Introducing indoor plants to instantly bring life into the home
You’ll save money after Christmas
December is an expensive month for all, filled with Christmas shopping and endless celebrations with friends and family. The New Year is the perfect excuse to stay in and spend time at home. You don’t have to spend a fortune on sprucing up your property and can take advantage of the January sales. Popular home interior retailers such as Habitat have some great winter discounts and are offering up to 50% off selected items throughout the month.
Top tip: Now is a great time to bag the ultimate January bargains, with many retailers clearing old stock to make way for new collections and reducing prices by up to 90%.
An excuse to embrace the latest trends
If you’ve been keeping an eye on the latest interior trends over the past few months, now is the perfect time to treat yourself to a few key pieces for your home.
With Dulux announcing that it’s colour of the year for 2019 is Spiced Honey and Pantone revealing Living Coral to be this year’s colour, introducing products in either of these key shades is a great place to start.
Top tip: Set up a Pinterest account for an easy and creative way to get inspiration and save your own interior design ideas too. It’s also a great way to keep up to date with the latest trends, check out their 2019 Top 100.
Rimini (Blackout), Ecru & Optima Linen - Harmony Blind
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Entity, Coral - Roller Blind
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Start the year with a positive mindset
A few small changes in your home, or the start of an exciting new renovation project, will help to put you in the right frame of mind for the year ahead by increasing productivity and motivation.
January is all about setting yourself new goals and taking on challenges, and starting to revamp your home is the perfect place to start
Top tip: Take some time to think about what you would like to achieve this year, write down all your ideas, however big or small and store them somewhere safe so that you can reflect on them throughout the year.