Freshen up your home

How To Beat The Post Christmas Blues And Freshen Up Your Home


The Christmas decorations have been taken down, boxed up until next year and with the pretty fairy lights, cosy colours and sparkling ornaments gone, leaving many homeowners feeling that their home is a little bare and uninviting. We have some great tips to help beat the post Christmas blues and freshen up your home. 

First and foremost it’s important to consider your budget and then be realistic about what you can achieve for your budget. If you are looking to completely revamp your kitchen or perhaps you are dreaming of having your bathroom redone, these are both large renovation projects and you may need to get trade professionals in to help with electric and plumbing work as well as any other skilled work that you may not be qualified or able to do. If you are considering a large scale renovation or home improvement project Byoot offers a complete one stop shop for all your build and design needs, feel free to contact us for more information. 

If on the other hand you are just looking to make some small but effective changes to your home in order to uplift it after the festive season has passed why not try some of these:

  1. Up-Cycle old furniture or decor – This can be great for homeowners with a creative streak, from painting that pine table that you have had for ages white and giving it a shabby chic look to making a lamp out of that old fashioned telephone that you have had in the garage for years. Instagram and Pinterest are great places to go for some inspiration. 
  2. Painting – You know what they say… the best way to freshen up a room is to give it a lick of paint. You could try experimenting with colours, homeowners looking to stay on trend in 2019 should be looking to add blush tones in combination with greys or for a more statement room, bold colours like navy or green.
  3. New furnishings – Depending on your budget you can really go to town on this one from completely changing your sofa suite or dining table, however for the more reserved budget you could simply try adding a few new statement pillows and throws to your existing sofa, and why not even add in a few coloured candles. If done right, either way can be effective at rejuvenating the living space within any home.
  4. Lighting – You might find that the space where the Christmas tree was looking very empty and dark why not put a floor-standing lamp in its place, it can not only add light to perhaps an otherwise dark corner of a room put it can also be a feature, as these days there are many styles and designs to choose from.

Byoot provides a full turnkey solution to our clients, from planning, architects, structural engineers, building control and the build, leaving our clients to focus on their day jobs while we do ours. If you are thinking of extending, renovating or improving your home speak to one of the team on 0208 4509185 or send us an email at

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