Are you feeling as bleak as we are? It’s only just got really, my-nose-is-going-to-drop-off cold but already we’re a bit fed up and pining for warmer, longer and brighter days. Well if outside is dreary, inside can be made to look a whole lot happier with a few affordable updates for the home that will spruce up a tired abode, organise your living space and barely raise an eyebrow from the bank manager. Work your way through this list and sunshine will be gleaming from the inside out.
Layer up colour and pattern to bring a big smile to your face. Mix and match and dive in.
A big rug can really warm up a home. Use it to zone an area. Pick brights to literally reflect colour into your home, or monotone graphics for new season style. Both of these are generously sized and under £100.
A new set of bedlinen can reinvigorate the decor of an entire bedroom. And who can underestimate the restorative benefits of slipping your tired self between freshly laundered sheets. Looks good and feels good.
2 Lamps for £20
Yes, you read that right. Maya comes as a set of 2 and they have clever little on/off touch bases. Channel slick symmetry in the living room or use them as bedside lights. If the sun won’t come to us, we’ll have to make our own light!
Life at home seeming rather cluttered since Christmas? They say a tidy house equals a tidy mind and that sounds like quite a therapeutic way to start the year. Look to the Drew bookcase to sort out your home and your head. Mixed materials (very ‘now’), a lacquered finish to reflect the light, a small footprint for smaller space, 3 shelves and all for £45.
Ready to go sofas
A new sofa in 2 weeks? That’s a very nifty update. We have a whole range that will be in your home in exactly that. Get the good looks of Chester, the Colombo sofa bed or the Hyde corner sofa. Each is under a £1000 if you move quick enough to benefit from our sale.
ENTER OUR COMPETITION TO WIN £100 WITH HABITAT’S #BIGIDEAS
Do you have a big idea for saving space? Or maybe you’ve made a recent purchase that’s brightened up your home without leaving a dent in your wallet? We would love to see and hear what you’ve come up with. Share your idea or upload an image to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #BigIdeas and you’ll be in with a chance to win a £100 Habitat voucher to spend online. Good luck!
T’s and C’s:
Entrants must share their tips by sharing a photo or text on Twitter or Instagram using #BigIdeas. Entrants confirm by entering the competition that they have the right to upload to Instagram or Tweet the photographs (and have the necessary permissions from any persons featured in the photographs) and/or tips. Further, the entrants grant us (or any of the Home Retail Group) a non-exclusive, royalty free right to use such photographs on our website and other promotional materials. The competition is open to UK residents aged 18 years or over. The competition will start on 26 January 2016 and closes on 15 February 2016. One winner will be selected by a guest judge on Tuesday 16 February 2016. Entries will be judged on originality and creativity. The winner will be announced on Monday 22 February on the Habitat blog (habitat.co.uk/blog). The winner will be contacted via Twitter or Instagram and will be announced on the Habitat social media channels and blog. One winner will receive a £100 Habitat voucher to be used online in one transaction. There is no cash alternative and this competition prize cannot be exchanged or replaced with other Habitat goods of equivalent value. Employees of Home Retail Group are excluded from entering the competition. The promoter is Habitat, Saffron House, 118-124 Saffron Hill, London EC1N 8TS.