8 Brilliant ideas for sprucing up your home this new year


A brand new year is the ideal time to finally stop putting off those troublesome household tasks and create the home of your dreams. For a little inspiration, our designers have put together some ideas to help you spruce up your home for 2020, from extending your home with a pergola to raking up leaves. 

1)    Refresh your living room with a lick of paint

If your lounge area is looking a little bit worse for wear (especially after the frolics of Christmas), give it a fresh coat of paint. You’ll be amazed at the difference it can make! 

2)    Clear out cupboards and drawers

We all have the one drawer that seems to contain random tools, old credit cards and miscellaneous bits of string, among other mysterious objects. The new year is the perfect time to rid your home of unnecessary clutter. 

3)    Treat yourself to a new duvet 

With temperatures plummeting overnight, treat yourself to a thick winter duvet to ensure you get a cosy and restful nights sleep. 

4)    Extend your living space

Get the most out of your garden all year round with a patio canopy. Available with panels, heating and lighting, a louvered roof pergola will be a stunning extension to your home (and you don’t need planning permission). 

5)    Use your garden more this year

If one of your resolutions is to get outside more, an awning is a great way to ensure you spend more time in your garden by providing a sheltered space whatever the weather. 

6)    Buy new garden furniture 

Another great way to make the most of your garden is to replace old garden furniture with a stylish new set. Al-fresco dining is made even better under the shelter of a louvred roof pergola or awning.  

7)    Clear your garden of leaves

To help your lawn stay healthy ready for the summer months (no matter how far away they seem), remove all dead leaves and other debris. 

8)    Clean the windows and doors

Clean your windows and doors to let as much light into your home as possible and feel the amazing benefits of natural daylight streaming in (we recommend waiting for a warmer day, though!). 

If you’re looking to revamp your home this year, a patio structure or awning is a great way to make the most of your garden all year round. To discuss your options, contact Broadview today on 01202 679012. We're one of the UK’s leading suppliers and installers of quality garden shading and have been helping homes find their perfect solution for 50 years. 

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