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January sucks. This is something I’m sure we can all agree on.

Whenever I’m feeling particularly rubbish I find that having a de-clutter, cleaning or buying something new for the house tends to help. It doesn’t have to be anything lavish, just a little something that makes your living environment that little bit nicer, like a cosy candle or a new house plant.

In this post I’ll go through the 5 ways I like to refresh home decor on a budget.

Re-arrange your furniture

This sounds like an obvious one, but re-arranging your furniture can make a huge difference to your space and to your mind frame. It’s essentially giving the space a free makeover. Even if you are the type of person who likes routine, a little change will do your mind a lot of good. Colours, for example, play a vital role in how we feel about the rooms we interact with.

When a room stays a certain way for years, it’s easy for it to start looking more like a storage unit, so re-arranging with giving it a new lease of life whilst motivating you to have a de-clutter.

Style your coffee tables

Kate La Vie is the queen of coffee table styling!

Since moving out I have taken a lot of inspiration from her home decor posts and videos.

I like to place items that are different eye levels to help vary the layout. I’ve also noticed that a lot of people have adopted the ‘Threes Company’ method when styling a surface. This is an age-old rule of threes come in handy in interior design, particularly when styling a coffee table.

I like to use a tray to house a few of my favourite decor items, as it helps to tie them all together and look more considered. Contrasting colours is another great way of creating an interesting centrepiece.

*Photo credit – Kate La Vie.

Add flowers

A sure and easy way to inject life and colour into any space.

A Rutgers University study found that the link between flowers and your satisfaction with life is far more important than previously considered. Having flowers in your home increased happiness reduces depression and anxiety and actually can increase emotional contact with friends and family.

Accessorise your bathroom

The bathroom is a room that can often get overlooked. We don’t tend to spend as much time in the bathroom as we do other living areas, however, if you’re anything like me, the bathroom is one of the few rooms that i will go to totally unwind. Why? because that’s where the bath is!

Bathrooms should be a place of escapism and relaxation.

Now, undertaking a complete renovation of one’s bathroom is often not feasible. However, items such as shelving, mirrors, fittings and lighting are all items that can be transformed, altered and adjusted to ensure you are making the most of your space. Not forgetting the power of a simple lick of fresh paint, coordinated linen, and a few stylish accessories can make when decorating and accessorising on a budget.

However, if you do have the budget to splurge and are on the hunt for a brand spanking new bathroom, Harrogate bathrooms have a gorgeous range of dreamy bathrooms and products that will you 100% make you want to spend all your time in the tub!

Mirrors. Everywhere.

Mirrors are never a bad thing – especially in a bathroom where you want to make the most of the space. If you combine the right lights directed towards the mirrors, it can make even the smallest, darkest room feel open and comfortable.

It is amazing what a difference a few small changes can make your home!

I hope you enjoyed this post and feel inspired to have your own little January spruce up!

Until next time.


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