As the end of the year fast approaches, you might already be preparing for Christmas and the festive season. While it might not be possible to have a house full of guests and numerous parties, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, that shouldn’t stop you from putting some thought and effort into your home décor. However, seasonal decorations are only a part of it, and you might in fact consider going one step further in your home improvements. To give you some ideas, here are four ways to update your home in time for Christmas.
Renovate your kitchen and dining room
This time of year usually involves a lot of entertaining, due to celebrations such as Christmas and New Year’s Eve, and while this year you might not be hosting for huge numbers of family and friends, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t put in the effort for your household. Use the pre-festive season period to install a new kitchen, perhaps making it bigger and adding an increased amount of gadgets and workspace. You could also expand your entertainment space by making it an open plan kitchen and dining room, perhaps investing in a new dining table and chairs set.
Revamp your flooring
From pet claws, dirty shoes and high heels, the floors of your home go through a lot, and as such can quickly look worse for wear. If you’re tired of trying to spruce up grubby carpets and scuffed wooden flooring, now might be the time to invest in some new flooring throughout your property. For a taste of luxury, choose a thick pile carpet or, for something slightly more washable but no less luxurious, opt for stone. Visit aflooringboutique.co.uk for more information about the different types of flooring options available.
Invest in a new sofa
As the temperatures drop, you are probably spending more time in the warmth of your home – not to mention the ongoing coronavirus pandemic limiting entertainment options outside your home. As such, you might want to consider spicing up your lounging options by investing in a new sofa. These are available in a variety of styles to suit every taste and budget. You might, for instance, choose a Chesterfield or chaise for an elegant, decadent look. Or, if you prefer clean lines and practicality, opt for a futon, which doubles as a bed, or a sofa inspired by Scandinavian design.
Add a fireplace
Nothing is as cozy during the cold winter months as snuggling on your sofa in front of a roaring fire. You might want to increase the comfort factor for 2020 by investing in a fireplace if your home lacks one. There are different types of fireplace designs for you to choose from to suit your lifestyle and taste. For instance, choose a wood fireplace with a Victorian mantelpiece for a traditional look, or an electric fireplace with an elegant modern stone mantelpiece if you prefer contemporary lines and low maintenance.