How to Brighten Up Your Home

by Nina

The new year is the perfect time to brighten up your home, allowing you to combat those post-Christmas blues and dark, cold winter days.

After all, when the weather is bleak and miserable outside, brightening up your home is a great way to lift your mood!  From giving your favourite spaces a fresh lick of paint, to de-cluttering or updating your lights, there are lots of ways that you can invigorate and lighten your home.

Bright Interior

Give your home a fresh lick of paint

With every season comes a catalogue of new and exciting colour ways to explore and discover! And this year, there is a whole host of colours that will instantly brighten up a variety of different spaces, whilst injecting much-needed personality.

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From dusky blues, lime greens and light pinks through to sunshine yellows and taupes, this season’s hottest colour trends are intended to bring elements of the outside, inside your home. But most importantly, many of this season’s most popular shades remind us that sunshine-filled days are just around the corner!

Light up your favourite spaces

Lighting doesn’t only add instant interest to a space, but it’s also a great way to brighten up a room, especially those that are dark or enclosed.

With this in mind, you should choose your lights wisely. There are hundreds of exciting lighting solutions available that will complement and enhance all the spaces in your home. From lamps, spotlights and wall lights through to downlighters, up lighters and even fairy lights, there are lots of options to choose from!

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A messy and cluttered space can instantly make it feel gloomy, enclosed and unwelcoming. The New Year is a great time to declutter your home by throwing away unnecessary items and furniture instantly updating and refreshing your interiors.

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Sheer/voile curtains

Although they will not prevent natural light from filtering into your home when you are sleeping, opting for voiles over thick, heavy curtains will instantly brighten a variety of different living environments.

Perfect for dressing your window,  ready-made voiles are a great way to ensure that your rooms are bright, light and airy. But most importantly, they will also welcome natural sunlight into your home.

White voile curtains
Jazz White Panel Net/Voile Eyelet, from £8.99

Creating a feeling of openness, voiles are available in a wide variety of colours and designs, meaning you can coordinate your curtains with your existing décor. 

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