New year, new you? Take the opportunity to freshen up your home for 2020 with our top tips.

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The start of the year (and in this case the decade) can sometimes feel a bit bewildering. Be inspired by your space and freshen up your home for 2020. We've put together a few ideas to get you started. 

Time to declutter

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A great place to start when it comes to reviving your home for the coming year is to totally declutter. Begin by clearing away the last of the Christmas decorations and restyling your all-year-round pieces that have been temporarily stored away.

This is also the perfect opportunity to get rid of any unwanted pieces that have made their way into your home or simply don't suit your taste or interior scheme any longer. Take a trip down to your local charity shop to donate. 

Lick of paint

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Taking on a big decorating project might not be the way you want to start your year. But, we highly recommend giving a dreary room a new coat of paint. Repainting a space can make a huge difference to the overall look and feel of a room. 

Gain inspiration from this bedroom scheme from Next and opt for a combination of complementary colours to modernise your existing space. 

Kick-start spring cleaning

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There's no better feeling than a clean and tidy home. Take the oppourtnity to complete those cleaning tasks that have been on your to-do list since last summer. 

Why not tackle cleaning the oven? Or deep cleaning your carpets? Have a read of our post-Christmas cleaning hacks

Revamp your soft furnishings

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Soft furnishings can transform the look and style of a space. Forget switching up your bulky furniture at this time of year and focus on the smaller details. Maybe consider changing your rug to a more textured, jute version to be ahead of the trends and add pops of vibrancy with your choice of cushions.

Consider kerb appeal

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Your home should make you feel happy and relaxed before you even step foot in it. Kerb appeal is massively important when it comes to the positive impact your home has on you. Plus, it's a great feeling being proud of the exterior of your home and how your friends and family feel about it.

Painting your front door is a great way of bringing life back into your exterior. Millenial pink is a superb choice, however if you'd prefer a more muted tone, forest green or deep blue are also big hits.

Switch up your accessories

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Sometimes we can all get a bit bored of our accessories that we choose to put in our home. Have you been staring at the same lamp for years? Well, here's the chance to switch it up.

The addition of plants can also bring a sense of life into your space. Make sure to scout the high street for bargains, especially the January sales! 


How are you switching up your home for 2020? Let us know by tweeting us @goodhomesmag or post a comment on our Facebook page.  



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