Now that January is over and you’ve had a chance to settle into the new year, it’s time to start thinking about what realistic changes you can make this year.
You may have considered going to the gym or changing up your wardrobe, but what about altering the space you live in? February is the perfect time to update your home and create a stylish living environment.
This doesn’t have to cost a fortune or trigger a full redesign. In fact, small changes can instantly make a difference. Here are our top five tips for a stylish home this new year:
1. ADD SOFT FURNISHINGS
One of the easiest ways to refresh your home and ensure it fits with the latest trends is to add a splash of colour. Rather than going through the hassle of painting walls, which can take hours, if not days, adding soft furnishings to your home can introduce colour instantly.
Getting hold of things like throw pillows, blankets and new curtains can make a room so much brighter and allow you to mix and match your favourite shades. These are also great choices if you rent and don’t have the option of redecorating.
2. INTRODUCE A THEME
Just as with clothing, each season sees several themes become popular for interior design. These can be based on colours, certain eras or any mixture of things, giving you plenty of options to choose from.
You can introduce a theme through the shades you use or through your ornaments – such as adding sea-themed prints for a nautical space. This means you can opt for something subtle, introducing the theme through small additions to your space, or go big with a full redecoration.
3. UPDATE YOUR FURNITURE
A really great way to make your home more stylish is to update your furniture. If you’ve had the same furniture for years, it can leave you feeling uninspired when it comes to interior design, so why not say out with the old and in with the new?
Even opting for one new piece of furniture can change the way your room looks and allow you to embrace a certain theme or colour.
You may even find that you can totally change the look of the furniture you already have, saving you a lot of money. You can make wooden furniture look shabby chic or dye the covers of your sofa and armchair to totally refresh how it looks and fit with your new style.
4. INTRODUCE NEW LIGHTING
It isn’t just colour and accessories that can make a room look totally different, the lighting you choose can also have an impact.
Changing your lampshade, adding different light sources or investing in candles can all make a big difference to the way your space looks. You can try adding a glamorous chandelier-style light to your room or introduce spotlights, which can allow you to tailor how much light you want in a space.
Lamps can also act as accessories as well as light sources, so you can choose from a great range that will add different elements to your home. Candles also have a similar effect, so why not look at our range of beautiful candle holders?
5. REARRANGE WHAT YOU HAVE
Of course, you can also simply rearrange the furniture, accessories and soft furnishings you already have.
As well as possibly creating more space, this can allow you to make a statement of things that were usually in the background, which will instantly change the look and feel of your home without the big redecorating price tag.
You may also find that you have things you no longer want, meaning you can de-clutter and create more open rooms, or replace them with something new.
Have a look at our range of home decor items to see if a small change could help create a more stylish home for you this February.