During the winter months is the perfect time to get going on Home Improvements and DIY. The weather in the UK is usually pretty trash outside, meaning that it’s the perfect time to keep cosy indoors and get working on some flatpack IKEA furniture or even some DIY you’ve managed to find on Pinterest. I love the summer, so the last thing I want to be doing is home improvements inside. The Winter time, however, is perfect. I always see more guests come in and out of a house during the holiday season than in summer!
Replace or Add Carpets
Replacing or adding a carpet to your home may be something that you have been intending to do for a long time, but you have not yet gotten round to it. If you want a bit of an extra incentive to get this done at this time of year, adding carpet to a room can help to insulate it better, playing a role in reducing your heating bills. If you want something with an added warmth factor, you could go for wool or another similar variety.
You can also add something like a faux sheepskin rug from IKEA over wooden floor. I have mine near the foot of my bed in the morning, so it’s super cosy to wake up to and then pop my slippers on.
Improve the Decor
Since you will be inside looking at your walls during the winter months, it is a good idea to make them as interesting! You could give them a lick of paint or add some decorative features like paintings or pictures. I’ve added some Desenio prints to my apartment which has definitely spiced things up.! If you don’t feel like doing anything major at this time of year, you could simply rearrange some of the furniture to give your home a different look to keep things interesting.
Liven Up the Lighting
Winter is the darkest time of year, so it makes sense that you change your lighting options now. If you only want to do one room, it makes sense that it is the living room which is where people tend to spend the most time. LED-style lighting is a good choice for people looking to cut their monthly bills. You can add an extra layer of elegance to your rooms by simply putting in a dimmer switch which allows you to adjust the ambience as needed.
Plan Big Jobs for the Year Ahead
Even if you don’t want to be doing big jobs at this time of year, there is no reason why you can’t plan for the year ahead. Perhaps you want to start planning a big extension to add extra space to your home – check out Visual Conservatories if this is the kind of space you want to create. Maybe you want to transform one of your bedrooms into a home gym or office? I would absolutely to have both in my apartment, but sadly there just isn’t enough room!
Any kind of task like this requires a great deal of planning, so it makes sense that you do as much as possible during the wintertime so you are ready and raring to go come the new year.
If you love switching things up in your home like I do, then the cold months are the best time to get round to it! I hate being indoors doing DIY in summer (unless it’s out in the garden of course)
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