As winter approaches, we all want to retreat into our homes and have that comfy and cosy den that we can enjoy, away from the bad weather outdoors. The autumn is a good time to do home improvement projects, especially as this is also the time when we will look forward to welcoming friends and family into the home over the festive season.

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Here are a few ways to give your home a boost this winter…

Decorate with Natural Greenery – Although we might not want to spend too much time outside, enjoying a brisk autumn walk is a good way to keep healthy and get some exercise. Look out for things to create festive displays in the home – the evergreen holly and ivy make great wreaths, and look out for mistletoe and pine cones too.

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Change the Flooring – In the winter the floors can get dirty and grimy quickly – if yours is looking past its best, now is the time to get some new flooring down. Something that is robust and easy to clean like this laminate wood flooring is a great choice.

Give it a Fresh Coat of Paint – Changing the colours of the house can really change the look. If you want something more modern, or cosier for winter, painting the walls is an easy and inexpensive way to give it a new look. You could even go for some patterned wallpaper to really make a statement of it, and to give the room some character.