The new year is a time for new beginnings, so it’s no wonder that so many people take the opportunity to take a good look at their home with a view to starting afresh. Maybe you’ve already considered it, or maybe you’re thinking you should start to! If that’s the case, we’re on hand to help this week, with three simple steps on how to carry out the perfect home makeover to kickstart your new year:
- Streamline your stuff
- Keep it all clean!
- Create a beautiful atmosphere
OK, so that’s all of them summed up – now let’s get down to the detail!
1. Streamline Your ‘Stuff’
It’s hard not to accumulate clutter as you go through the year. Things like kitchen gadgets you realised you didn’t need, toys your children tired of, or books you keep meaning to read. Don’t worry about feeling guilty – let’s be honest, we all do it! But the start of the year is the ideal time to go through all of this, and think about what you truly need. Going over your entire house at once can seem like a big ask, so just do it room by room, and ask yourself the difficult questions.
If you’re struggling to make a decision, there’s a brilliant quote by William Morris that might help you out: “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” We think it’s spot on!
2. Keep It All Clean!
OK, this is the boring stuff, but let’s be honest – there’s no point taking care to make it all look wonderful if it ends up looking dirty a lot of the time. It undermines all your hard work! You don’t have to engage in a huge deep clean every week, just a quick spruce now and again. It’s all about forming good habits, which is something we’ve already talked about quite a lot in our recent blog about sticking to your New Year’s Resolutions.
3. Create A Beautiful Atmosphere
Finally, bring some life into your surroundings. You might be surprised at how much it can transform a space! Plants are a great way to do this, and they’re not obtrusive from a design point of view either. You might want to think about accent colours to enhance your existing décor, too. And last but not least, you can define the mood of the space with one of our very own luxury scented candles. We’ve got an excellent selection right here at Melt Candles. If you’re going for warm and cosy, our Aubergine scented candle beautifully captures all the best things about winter, with a scent best described as ‘a mulled wine with a floral twist’ – or, you might want to go even more luxurious, in which case you can count on our Cashmere scented candle to give your room an atmosphere as classy and enchanting as its name suggests.
Feel free to pop into our little shop on the farm right here in the Ribble Valley, or give us a call on 01200 443377 to place your order today!