January is the perfect time of the year to brighten your home with a few carefully chosen accessories and face the coming year with renewed enthusiasm.

Once the Christmas decorations come down and the festivities are over, your home can often feel oddly bare. Combined with short, dull winter days, this means your home can often feel a little gloomy.

However, I always think January and February are the perfect time of year to ‘ring the changes’ at home. As the days slowly start to get lighter, you also have a new exciting year to look forward to, so why not start 2012 with a freshen-up at home?

A splash of bold colour always breathes new life into a home. Depending on your budget, you can do this with carefully placed individual accessories, such as lampshades or cushions, or give a room a new focal point, perhaps by having a favorite chair re-covered in a bold and fabulous fabric.

If you are craving a total change, then it’s worth speaking to an interior designer like myself, about a whole room revamp. I will sit with you and together we can explore colours, textures and fabrics to allow me to create a ‘mood board’ specifically for your room, as I did recently for a bedroom in Lincoln. This will then act as a ‘road map’ for the whole design project, ensuring you will get the new room you desire.

The  spring collections released by all the major design houses are starting to arrive at No.16. The exciting, vibrant embroideries and prints from Nobilis are one of my favourites for this season.

Why not give me a call to arrange a personal home appointment, and together we can give your home an exciting and vibrant start to 2014?