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Quick tips for brightening up your home this new year

If you’ve been thinking of redecorating your home, what better time to do so than in the new year. There are plenty of different ways that you can improve your home, through things like colours, furniture and lighting. Here are a few tips and tricks for those of you that are excited to brighten up your living space.

1 Clear the clutter:

Empty room interior

This may seem like a no-brainer but it’s easy to forget that the easiest way to refresh any room is to clear the clutter.  It will save you tripping over stuff and damaging those precious ornaments if you do decide to paint or wallpaper.

2 Using mirrors for natural light:

Mirror in dining room

Mirror in living room

A lack of natural light in your home can make it look dreary and affect your overall mood. If you find that a room in your home lacks natural lighting, an idea would be to places mirrors directly across from your windows, instantly brightening the room up and making it look larger.

3 Softer colours help make rooms feel larger:

Sunny studio room

White living room idea and modern details with softer colours

Dark rooms tend to feel more small and cosy and fair enough if that’s the look you’re going for, however if you want your living room to feel open and spacious,  consider painting the room a softer, lighter colour, this will brighten the room and make it feel more roomy.

4 Photographs of family & friends:

Family photo

Family photo

What better way to make your house feel like a home than surrounding it with people you love? A few family photos around the place are sure you make your home just that extra bit cosy, be it pictures of parents, kids, cousins, friends or partners. The great about family photos it that they look great anywhere in the house, so you’re spoiled for placement choice.

5 Hang Artwork on the walls

Hanging art work

Living room with framed painting

Hanging paintings on your wall can really add character to your home and if you don’t currently have any, you should seriously consider getting some. You can look online or visit charity shops to find yourself a nice, cheap masterpiece. The placement of your painting is just as important as the painting itself, as an out of place art piece can be more aesthetically strenuous than pleasing. It’s also important that the painting is hung at the right level, as a painting too high or low can also make it seem out of place.

6 New Light Fixtures:

Cone shaped ceiling lamps

Kitchen lights

There is lots of fun to be had when it comes to light fixtures and there are so many different options to chose from. You can have them in your ceiling, walls, floors; all different shades and colours. Not many people tend to get very adventurous with their light fixtures, however they can really bring a home to life when used right.

Hopefully these ideas will help you on your way to a bright and cheery 2019. Happy New Year.