New Year, New Look; Resolve to Give Your Home a Fresh New Look in the New Year, Says Claire Hornby

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NEW Year is typically a time for making resolutions and, usually, reverting right back to our old ways as soon as we hit the second week of January.

So this year, to help you stick to your good intentions, try revolving your resolutions around your home instead of you - there's much less pressure and it's harder to be led astray!

It is very much a case of out with the old and in with the new. Give your skirting boards a quick lick of paint to give a room a lift, adding some colour and vibrancy without spending days redecorating.

Have a bit of a pre-spring clean, shampoo your carpets and hang fresh curtains - fast and easy solutions to make your home prepped and ready to embrace the seasonal change.

Of course, accessorising your home with furnishings in chic colours and textures is a vital piece of the newlook puzzle.

Vamp up your kitchen or dining tables with warm, terracotta tableware such as the Tourron Pitcher - beautifully handcrafted stoneware with a non-porous glaze that promises not to chip or discolour. Fresh flowers are also a great way to add some life and fragrance to any room in your home. Pop a beautiful bouquet in our Ma-To vase, uniquely sculpted and fired at 1,280deg to give each piece a really unusual shape and style.

The gorgeous wooden sunflower clock will add a touch of elegance to any room, as well as reminding you that spring is on its way.

Create a warming, amber glow with the Fly Pendant Light in orange, specially shaped in a transparent bubble and cut off just below the hemisphere, to collect and radiate light in a soothing glimmer. …