It’s hard to believe that another winter is on the horizon – summer is long gone, the nights are darker, and the weather is colder. If you want to make some changes to your home to reflect the new season and get ready for the new year, follow our handy guide below.
Replace home furnishings
You don’t need to give your property an entire makeover to make an impression – you can simply replace some of your furniture to give your home a new look. And doing so doesn’t have to be expensive, either; you could visit a discount retailer like Argos or IKEA and stock up on flat-pack furniture to add new shelves, a coffee table or a new bed to your home.
Prepare for Christmas
With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to start making some preparations. Make sure that you have the right decorations – like a Christmas tree, wreaths and ornaments, and consider adding to your collection to give your home an extra Christmas buzz. If you’re feeling particularly creative, you could create your own decorations and accessories using logs and holly branches – just like Tasha did from Designer Trapped.
Add a new lick of paint
A new lick of paint can transform a room and give it a new lease of life – and the best part is that you can repaint a room in only a couple of hours. Light colours like whites and creams are the most popular for homeowners, as they provide a “blank canvas” in your property and allow you to decorate your room with furnishings and paintings, but there’s no reason why you can’t experiment with colours such as greens, blues and greys. Just make sure that you choose a high-quality paint that will stand the test of time, and consider a washable paint if you have young children and want to protect your walls from scruffs and pen marks.
Think about outdoors
While you’re probably spending more time indoors than you are looking at your home, it’s still important that you make improvements to the exterior of your property. The winter can cause all sorts of problems, including frozen water pipes and leaking roofs, so look to see what changes you can make before the wetter weather arrives. If your roof is in need of some TLC, for example, then check out the roof repairs Newcastle section of the Findley Roofing website where you’ll find quality repairs with 0% APR finance options.
Switch up your rooms
Who said that your living room and dining room couldn’t be interchangeable? Whether you are looking for a change, want to be closer to the heart of your home or want more privacy, consider switching up your rooms and swapping a dining room and a living room. It may be that your dining room is at the rear of your property, and you’d prefer that to be your living room, or vice versa. Play around and see what works – all you need to do is swap furniture!
There you have it – five of the best ways to transform your home this winter. Don’t be afraid of trying new ideas, experimenting with making your own furniture and accessories, trying a new colour scheme or switching your rooms around to reflect changes in your family.