As the tree comes down and the sparkle of Christmas begins to fade, don’t despair! You can use the dismantling of Christmas decorations as an opportunity to revamp your living space as you go. Here are some quick and easy ways that you can maintain your home on a budget, helping you to feel fresh and bright as you enter 2020.
Paint The Patches
If your Christmas decorations have left behind flaking paint, the odd drawing pin hole or blue tac stains, don’t panic! Before the usual pictures replace your festive decorations, give your walls a once-over to brighten things up a little. It is amazing the difference a good lick of paint can have, but be warned: once you start painting, everything else is likely to start looking a bit dingy, too. If you can’t face doing it by yourself, get a painter and decorator to do the job for you; they are likely to do a better job in half the time, leaving you to sit back and enjoy it!
If you are tired of the same old curtains but don’t have the wallet or inspiration to get new ones, take advantage of the post-Christmas sales to snap up a bargain. If you opt for neutral colours on the walls, a splash of colour or vibrant pattern in your curtains, cushions and throws can really lift the décor, making it feel like a brand new room, without you having to spend a lot of money on new furniture.
Have A Detox
If more is, well, more, when it comes to Christmas decorations, the chances are that you had to get rid of some ornaments to make space for your more festive collection. If this is the case, a Christmas décor detox could be just the thing to help your home feel less cluttered and more relaxing. Try to resist the urge to replace your Christmas decorations with less festive clutter and enjoy the feeling of space that you get once your decorations have come down.
Finish The Job
Most homeowners have a giant list of jobs that are on their list to start or, at the very least, to finish. It is surprisingly easy to leave your DIY half done; after all, you’ve almost done it, so there’s no need to hire a professional. If you have one New Year’s Resolution, make it to write your home to-do list – and stick to it. The best way to ensure that this happens is to get a quote, employ a handyman, and get the list done in one go. Simple. No stress, no half jobs, just a clean slate for the New Year.