During the colder months, factors such as illness, reduced intake of light and fresh air and Christmas stresses can start to make many of us feel down in the dumps. Often it’s dark when we leave home for work and we return home in the darkness, which makes it even more important that our houses are warm, happiness-boosting hubs. Try these easy tips to welcome the new year and make your home a joyful shelter to keep the winter blues at bay.
Use mood enhancing colours
When the weather is grey and gloomy, what better to give you some winter cheer than a home decorated in glorious technicolour? Warm reds, oranges and yellows will evoke feeling of optimism, happiness and energy. Try introducing a pop of colour at the windows with pleated blinds in Raspberry or red floral roller blinds for an instant pick me up.
Decorate with what you love
Trends will pass, but decorating with items that encapsulate your memories will endure, ensuring your home reflects your personality and the things you hold dear. Create a photo montage and memory wall, frame the cover of your favourite album, film or book, or invest in some wall art with a printed lyric from a much loved song. Personalised blinds can be created through our digital printing service utilising anything from a holiday snap to a poem that holds special significance – find out more here.
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Let in daytime light and dim the evening lights
Morning daylight will mean you feel more alert and energised throughout the day, while dimmer light at night cues the mind to fall asleep. Wake naturally with motorised blinds that automatically open with a light sensor.
Hygge for happiness
The Scandinavian concept of Hygge (pronounced hue-gar) is an entire approach to life that urges us to indulge in activities that make us content. It’s often translated as cosy and is particularly applicable in the colder months. Home furnishings like throws and scatter cushions can make the home feel snug and inviting, where energy-saving Duette blinds in a beautiful deep plum shade will lock in heat, encouraging us to relax and enjoy time spent with family and friends.
Make a home for house plants
House plants are a multi-talented addition to homes, not only adding to the aesthetics of a room but purifying the air, boosting healing and even limiting the transmission of air-born diseases. They assist us to breathe, absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen, whilst also improving memory and concentration. What more could you ask for?
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