Brighten up your home this January

January is always the worst month of the year. It’s grey, rainy, miserable outside and everyone’s short on cash so there’s not much going on. Often after Christmas it can look pretty bare inside and the dark weather means everyone’s home could do with a little sprucing up.

A great way to beat those January blues is by brightening up in the inside of your home by making some small changes around the house. Here are a few suggestions:

Add some colour

Adding a bright lick of paint to a tired wall or creating a feature wall in a room is a great way to liven things up a little. Whether it’s a fuchsia pink dining room or a zesty lime kitchen, painting a wall really does the job. If you’re not wanting to make such a big change just yet, try out buying bright accessories to add a splash of colour. A funky lampshade or a few ornaments should do the trick.

Hunt for summer paintings 

It doesn’t have to be a Monet masterpiece but hanging up a few summery paintings really brightens up the home. Find one you love that makes you think of long balmy days in the garden and your mood is sure to be lifted in no time. Look for bright colours, summer time scenes and you’ll light up the room in no time.

Light it up

Whether you want to decorate your home with pretty fairy lights to prolong the Christmas spirit or hang a few lights up in the garden, lights definitely help to make you feel more cheery. If fairy lights are a little too much, making sure the bulbs in your lamps and light fittings are shining bright is essential. Lights can often become dim over time, so new bulbs from the LED Hut are the perfect solution.

Add Flowers

A great way to freshen up your home is with a gorgeous bunch of fresh cut flowers. Whether it’s some beautiful red roses or a bright bouquet of sunflowers, flowers both look and smell great. Make a cute flower arrangement by using different types of flowers and mixing them together. Get yourself a nice vase to keep them in and you’ll be smiling all the way through January

By following these top tips to brighten up your home, a drab and drizzly January will be over in no time.

Ms. Career Girl

Ms. Career Girl was started in 2008 to help ambitious young professional women figure out who they are, what they want and how to get it.