Top 5 Tips To Refresh Your Home

January 25, 2022

Top 5 Tips To Refresh Your Home

 Top 5 Tips To Refresh Your Home.

It’s a new year, and what better time than now to refresh your home with some decluttering, spring cleaning and updating?

Decorator’s Notebook is one step ahead of you, and we have some excellent tips for you to rejuvenate your living space this year.

Here are our recommendations:

Declutter and repurpose.

The first step to refreshing your home for the new year is to declutter from top to bottom. It sounds like a mammoth task but once you get started, we know you’ll enjoy the process as you get rid of items that have no purpose in your home.

When decluttering, it’s a good idea to remember the inimitable words of William Morris: “Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be beautiful or believe to be useful”. This helpful mantra will help you to decide which items are worth keeping, and which ones are better off at the charity shop.

Depending on the level of clutter in your home, after getting rid of what you don’t need, you’d be amazed at the amount of space available to you and the opportunity for creating a beautiful home.

Reorganise your living space with some modern storage solutions.

Now that your home only contains essential or beautiful items, you can now think of ways to store your objects.

Instead of everything lying around and not being able to find anything when you need it, consider implementing a modern storage solution to group like items together.

Forget about boring, plastic and monochrome storage boxes, and opt rather for some unique and handmade storage baskets.

 Utility Baskets

Decorator’s Notebook has an exquisite range of sustainable, eco-friendly baskets, large bags and other storage solutions that are not only functional, but also colourful and pretty.

 Indra Coil Baskets


Give your home a beautiful update.

After decluttering and storing your bits away neatly, you can now focus on giving your home a refreshing update.

This is where the real fun begins! It’s also an opportunity to think about which colour scheme and style you’d like to implement in your home.

It can be tempting to head to your local discount home decorating shop and stock up on goodies. However, these items often have a “one-size-fits-all” style, and many homes throughout the country will naturally have a similar look and feel.

If you’re looking for special decorative home items, rather opt for something unique. In such cases, Decorator’s Notebook has exactly what you need!

All our items have a special story to tell and are lovingly handmade by makers around the world. Since sustainability is very important to us, most of our range is eco-friendly.

We also focus on quality and not quantity. This means that Decorator’s Notebook items are made to last and designed to have a special place in your home.

In addition, each purchase you make with Decorator’s Notebook helps global artisans fight for their rights to fair wages, safe work places and access to healthcare. So you’re spoiling yourself with some beautiful items but also helping the world to become a better place. What’s not to love?

Below are some interesting ideas for decorating each room in your home:


Make meal preparation and mealtimes special occasions and enjoyable experiences!

Why not serve sustainably with some exquisite, eco-friendly tableware? You could also upgrade your drinking glasses with some new, recycled wine glasses and some pretty water tumblers.

Recycled Water Tumblers

Pair your tableware with Decorator’s Notebook’s beautiful selection of jute placemats and coasters.Seaspray Placemats



Some people find that it’s challenging to decorate their bathrooms and laundries in a creative way as there is only so much that you can do in these rooms.

We recommend combining aesthetics with functionality by using a colourful eco-friendly bag or basket from Kenya to store your towels, loo rolls, and toiletries.

Decorator’s Notebook sells these in a wide range of sizes and we have one to suit all tastes and bathrooms!

Alternatively, you could use a vintage cotton Kantha cosmetic bag to tidy away all your everyday toiletries and to bring a pop of colour to your bathroom. This is a great option, especially if several people use your bathroom.

 Kantha Cosmetic Bag

Living Room.

Most people spend most of their downtime in their living rooms and a beautifully-decorated living room can help improve your mood and help you to enjoy your home more.

To upgrade your living room’s look, consider using some log baskets and bags to house firewood, logs, and toys neatly and stylishly.

Log/Laundry Basket
If you have houseplants, help them to show off their splendour with some of our antique brass planters and bowls.

 Tembesi Planters & Bowls

Finally, make your sofa more comfortable and inviting by introducing some eco-friendly, handmade throws and scatter cushions.

Klippan Throws

The Covid-19 pandemic has seen many of us working from home a lot more.

Convert your study or spare bedroom into an ergonomic and aesthetically-pleasing office space.

Decorator’s Notebook has just the thing! With our leather journals, albums, bookmarks, containers for pens, notebooks and photo frames for loose images, you can enjoy working from home that much more.

Leather Journals

An easy way to rejuvenate your bedroom is to invest in a new bedspread (such as our Kantha quilt) for your bed.

Complete your bedroom’s new look with some creative photo frames for loved ones.

 Kantha Quilt

We invite you to browse the pages of Decorator’s Notebook to find something new and intriguing to weave into the unique canvas of your home. We love hearing from you, so please do get in touch and join us on social media to share your thoughts and inspirations.


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