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5 Home Interior Tips to Refresh Your Home During Bluest Month of the Year

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January is the perfect time to reimagine your home space so why not create the ultimate sanctuary to help you feel inspired all year round.

Carpet and flooring experts Tapi reveal how you can use colour, texture, and lighting to your advantage.

January is the time of year many of us tend to feel a little deflated. 

In fact, according to a new study by carpet and flooring experts, Tapi, over 40% of Brits feel their home interior looks dull and boring after taking down their Christmas decorations, with a further 14% feeling the need to spruce up their home interior now the festivities are over.

So, the experts at Tapi have compiled five essential home decor tips to take inspiration from to create the ultimate, inspiring interior to last long into 2023.

January is traditionally the month when we want to reset and refresh, and Tapi’s survey found that 26% of Brits spruce up their home interior after the Christmas decorations come down.

Johanna Constantinou, Brand Manager at Tapi says: “We are actually seeing a shift away from muted colours as we begin 2023. Customers are bored with grey and really becoming adventurous with colour, which is lovely to see.”

“We’re seeing customers become more confident with coloured carpet too, particularly deep blues, reds, and greens. As well as this, herringbone patterns in luxury vinyl, vinyl and engineered wood are in higher demand. This flooring is a good way to add pattern and dimension without compromising the natural wood look.”

Botanical patterns are also set to dominate the interior design, and plants are the perfect way to breathe life into any space as plants add a pop of colour and nature to provide that calming, refreshing atmosphere in the home.

Five ways to refresh your home

Tapi has teamed up with interiors therapist Suzanne Roynon to reveal how to create the ultimate home sanctuary in 2023.

Let go of clutter and anything with negative memories

Getting rid of anyone you don’t use not only makes your space look bigger and tidier overall, but can also make you feel mentally refreshed and ready to take on new challenges.

Suzanna says: “Clear busy worktops and deal with paperwork. If you imagine your dream home it’s unlikely to have piles of stuff lying around, so make a commitment to treat your current home as if you were already living in the home of your dreams.”

Let in the fresh air and natural light

Letting in natural light can bring a wealth of benefits to both you and your home decor

Suzanne says: “Open the curtains and blinds as soon as you wake up and open the windows – even if just for a couple of minutes – to boost oxygen levels. Check-in corners, around ceilings and skirtings for cobwebs. These spider havens are pockets of stagnant energy which can be revitalised with a flick of a feather duster.”

Inject your personality with exciting colours

Whether it’s a fresh coat of paint, some botanical wallpaper, or simply adding cushions and throws in warm tones, including colours that make you feel good is a great way to bring life back into your home. If you want to go bold, consider fitting brightly coloured carpet into your living space.

Johanna Constantinou adds: “Along with coloured carpets rising in popularity, muted golds are higher in demand. Gold tones bring a sunniness to the home, which is perfect for creating the energy you’ll need during January.”

Think about the colours of a sunset, and choose contrasting tones like blues and greens for accents, accessories, and wall art to make the space really pop.

Make the space cosy with soft textures

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to be more productive, it can be easy to forget that rest is just as important as activity. Adding comforting touches, such as a fluffy cushion on a plush chair, a chunky knitted throw on the sofa, or a cosy rug in front of the TV, can remind you your home is a space to wind down, as well as being somewhere to achieve new goals. Soft textures may include velvets, fluffy fabrics, or knit.

Feelgood lighting makes all the difference

Without the cosiness of warm festive lightning, your space can feel a little lacklustre. Retain those warm festive feelings throughout the year through strategic lighting.

Suzanne suggests: “A good place to start is by checking all lights and lamps have working bulbs – a blown bulb represents feeling run-down or exhausted. If you always feel low during the dark winter months, invest in an anti-SAD (seasonal affective disorder) light box which emits a blue-white light which mimics daylight and boosts your mood.”

You could also put your warm Christmas string lights around your TV stand, bookshelves, mantelpiece, or wrapped around railings. Furthermore, candles are always a fantastic way to provide small bursts of warming light – add these to varying heights with pleasant scents.

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