Get rid of those winter blues

We keep hearing gloom and doom stories from the media and winter seems to be dragging on, maybe it’s time to add a bit of colour and interest to your home, so you can shut the door on the world, relax and feel comforted.

There are some simple things you can do to personalise your home and make it feel more ‘homely’

  • Stash your stuff – have a go at editing what you’ve got in the house, or if this seems too daunting just have a go in one room, perhaps the family sitting room where you spend most of your time. Invest in some attractve new storage and store away your bits and pieces. Throw things away that are worn out or don’t give you enjoyment any more. Or perhaps think of ways they could be re-used elsewhere or by someone else.
  • Colour your world – think about updating your interior colour palette. Have you been using the same colours for years? Bored with magnolia?There are so many great colours out there, it seems a shame not to use them, pick a colour you love, be inspired by nature, and if doesn’t work out you can always paint over it. How about using one of the amazing wallpapers that are now available on the market to create a feature?
  • Texture, texture, texture – Do you enjoy collecting natural objects such as stone, shell, feathers or driftwood or perhaps you have some fabulous glassware hidden in a cupboard? These can all be used to add interest and texture to your rooms, giving them the personal touch. Add different textured throws and cushions to your sofa in contrasting colours to bring comfort and fun.