5 top tips to beat the January blues

January can feel like a long month, with the bills stacking up and the weather no better. But it’s also the gateway to a new year, so here are 5 top tips to beat the January blues and set the tone for 2018.

  1. Change one thing

Just as we say new year, new me when it comes to ourselves, changing one thing in your home can shake things up no end. Try bringing in a bright new colour to a room, with cushions or a made-to-measure blind. You’ll be amazed at how much it lifts the mood.

2. Sort your sills

Even with a slim-line blind like a Roller blind, cluttered window sills can ruin a streamlined effect, so display a few of your favourite trinkets and rotate the others. That way, it’ll be like having a new look every few months.

3. Winter clean

Spring might be the season most associated with cleaning, but cleaning any time of the year can make your home feel better. Go for often neglected areas for the biggest impact. Think skirting boards, under the bed and the slats of Wooden or Venetian blinds. And if it’s the latter you’re rolling up your sleeves for, remember you can bag a handy blind cleaner from our site.

4. Make the most of being at home

Sometimes, we get into the habit of thinking of our home as the place we wait when we’re not doing anything interesting. Change your mind set and make a thing of a movie or games night. Surround yourself with lashings of cushions and throws to beat the winter chill.

5. Get the kids involved

If your child’s bedroom lacking a certain something, give it a little lift this month. Simple changes, like painting the walls, putting down a new rug or choosing a funky new Roman or Roller blind (choose a blackout option) make a big difference. They’re all super easy to update for fickle tastes.

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