The New Year is an ideal time to get organised. With hope of a fresh start, many pledge to declutter their home and life. After all, having a tidy home is the first step to a tidy mind. But, where exactly should you start?
Sort through your belongings
The first step in transforming your room is to organise any clutter within it. Separate your belongings into three piles – one to keep, one for charity, or for giving away to a new home, and one to throw away. Donating your books, clothes and accessories not only helps the environment but also benefits others – especially if they’re in good condition. Remember, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure!
As you re-connect with your items, it’s a good idea to think about the best place to store them. You don’t want to keep your favourite pile of jumpers at the back of a cupboard. Rifling through lots of other items will only create more mess. If you identify a home for everything, clutter is less likely to rebuild. You don’t want your efforts to have been in vain and find yourself hunting through a mass of clothing again in a few months’ time.
Freshen up the decor
Once you’ve sorted out your belongings, it’s time to breathe new life into your room. A simple lick of paint can make even the most unloved rooms look like new again. Dulux’s Colour of The Year is Brave Ground – a warm, earthy natural shade is perfect with other muted tones or colourful furnishings. It’s the ideal accompaniment to rich finishes, such as velvet, copper and marble and flexible for all living areas of your home. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a brighter finish for your walls, but don’t know where to start with the huge choice available, all the big paint brands make popular colours predictions for 2021 including yellows, greens, blues and pinks – so something for everyone!
If you fancy a new take on your decor, a statement wallpaper is an easy option. A single papered wall can totally change the look and vibe of a room without breaking the bank. You can even rejuvenate your living space with just a few well-chosen accessories, such as light-scented candles, a lush house plant, a few vases of spring flowers for the the window sills or a new photo arrangement. Accessories don’t need to cost the earth, but they do have a homely effect.
Even though you’ve slimmed down your belongings, you might feel that your room is still struggling for space. Whatever the size of your room, integrated storage can help to create a streamlined look and free up the space. Clever storage options, such as built-in wardrobes, can fit into previously unused areas giving a bedroom or hallway a new look and improving the overall design. Individually designed cupboards fitted above the eyeline (but still reachable) look stylish, whilst adding extra handy storage space.
And, that’s where Hartleys come in. Whether you’re updating one room or your entire home, it can be useful to get some expert advice. We want to help you start your 2021 off in a home which works for you, so why not give us a call on 01756 700471? Alternatively, fill in our contact form or take our 3D showroom tour. We can’t wait to show you our ideas.