The decorations are down for another year, and you’ve vacuumed up the tinsel and pine needles. You’re struggling with all the post-Christmas clutter, battling through Dry January and – on top of all that – it’s dark, cold and raining outside. No wonder many of us feel like crawling under the duvet and staying there till early Spring.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. With a little bit of reorganisation, savvy storage solutions and some determined decluttering you can turn your house, and your mood, around. And before you know it, you’ll have a home that lifts your spirits every time you walk through the door. Now, isn’t that a better way to start 2018?
Another idea is the storage footstool. This versatile piece of furniture can be used as extra seating as well as a footstool, and under the hinged lid is a place to stow away those puzzle books and much more. We love the Carolina footstool and G Plan’s Malvern footstool, both available in a choice of leathers and fabrics.
Reclaim your bedroom
It’s easy to forget how important the bedroom is (a good night’s sleep is fundamental to our health and well-being). Unfortunately, the bedroom is even more likely to become a dumping ground than the living room or kitchen. Common problems are piles of washed clothes, drying laundry, dusty exercise equipment, bin bags of stuff for the charity shop, paperwork, unused electronics and more. Ask yourself this question, can you really sleep in such a crowded, busy space? In fact, can you even get to the bed without some serious gymnastic moves?
If this sounds familiar, you need to do some serious decluttering if you want your bedroom to be an oasis of calm. Be ruthless and if you don’t love it or use it, let it go. Charity shop it, sell it or take it to the dump. You’ll feel so much better when you’ve got space to breathe, you may wonder how you held on to it all for so long.
But of course, even after decluttering you will still have clothes, shoes and other bits and pieces to organise. For a tidy bedroom that feels roomy you need great storage. We have beautiful classic and modern wardrobes to choose from, in every size. You can also gain extra storage space for your spare bedding, seasonal clothes and more if you choose an ottoman bedframe. We love he modern Babylon bedframe in sleek leather with its adjustable headrests. Or you could opt for a divan bed with storage such as the luxurious Hypnos Lustrous Alpaca easy store divan set.