Steps to beat the January blues
The Christmas lights have disappeared, it’s cold, and it seems like summer is so far in the future that it’s never going to happen, while you want to go back to the Christmas holidays, when you could relax with friends and family and plenty of good food.
Soon it will be spring, and with it comes renewal. So why not make a little effort now to usher in some change? Here’s some inspiration and a few practical tips for you to try that will help you shake off the January blues.
Try something new
The best way to snap out of the same old cycle is to try new things. If you are not ready to get back to your usual exercise routine, then perhaps you could try doing some home improvements. Let’s start with some simple things.
Let there be light
Simply adding more light to your home is a great way to create a better environment and a more cheerful living space. Soft lighting, which creates a warm and homely feel, is one way this can be achieved.
Hanging mirrors near windows will reflect more light and add another dimension to any room. It’s a complete illusion of course, but it works, as a blank, oppressive wall seems to suddenly become another room.
You can rely on nature
The lines between indoor and outdoor living are rapidly disappearing in this post-pandemic world. Bring some of nature’s wonderful colours and smells indoors by adding a few extra plants, flowers, or even fruit trees to uplift any room in your home.
Whether your furniture consists of modern items, antiques, or even a freebies sourced from Facebook; sand things down, restore them, or simply paint them. Perhaps you already own the perfect table that, when painted, will transform your dining room. Sideboards and cabinets painted in bright colours are on-trend, or if you prefer the classic look, it will make you feel great and complete a room.
Change your surroundings
Pictures, paintings, and collectibles — authentic art that has been hand-painted by artists and captures the beautiful scenery of a place you love — are a great way to help alter your surroundings. Antique dealers always have something small and affordable, but if cost is not a concern, add to an exquisite collection. You can even get creative and make something with wood, or maybe photography or sewing is your thing!
Get out and enjoy some viewings
Perhaps you are determined to move and do not want to spend a single pound on anything in your home. If that’s the case, rid yourself of the January blues by going to see potential properties. Online viewings are an awesome way to see multiple homes, but there is no substitute for house viewings, to see if you get that special homely feeling.
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This article was originally published by BriefYourMarket and is reproduced here with their permission.
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