As we bid farewell to the enchanting glow of holiday lights and the joyous melodies of festive tunes, the dawn of a new year is upon us. Here at Yester Home we are excited to guide you through a journey of decluttering, fresh beginnings and utilising home comforts to help beat those blues and lift your mood. Let's dive into the narrative of 2024 with The January Blues: 5 tips for beating them! 

Light up your space 

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Product shown: Hammered Copper Brindley Pendant

 Adding lighting especially into dim or poorly lit places, can help you feel brighter when the winter chill sets in. Adequate and well placed lighting supports our circadian rhythm. Pendant lighting not only therefore exceeds aesthetic appeal, but it can be hung at different levels to enlighten your space.  

 Gather Round

stool

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Product shown: Prism Stool

Having a natter with those who make you feel good about yourself, and put problems into perspective is more important this month than any other! Why not invite your nearest and dearest round to help perk each other up? Our seating offers the perfect place to perch on dining tables or breakfast bars. Alternatively, the prism stool makes a fantastic side table for your glass of wine next to the sofa if you find yourself needing to unwind from January's hectic work schedule.

Coffee & a good book 

side table

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Product shown: Hambledon Butlers Tray

Take your mind off how you are feeling by grabbing a warm drink, curling up on the sofa and getting lost in a good book. It's been proven that staying warm can reduce winter blues by half so there's no time like the present to create your own little house of 'hygge'. As the year progresses, our butlers tray is versatile enough to be re-used as a side table in the hallway or bedroom.   
   

Feed the body, nourish the soul  

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The food we choose to consume, can have a pro-found impact on our mood. We highly recommend eating a varied, balanced diet at frequent intervals which is crucial to maximising energy levels. Now is a great time to stock up on kitchen essentials such as our Pestle & Mortar which can support your health kick. It's great for crushing garlic as this method retains more natural oils, or for grinding nuts into recipes for your dose of healthy fats. Lastly, to crush medicinal herbs for various remedies if you are feeling a little under the weather.  

 The great clutter cleanse 

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Product shown: Ironbridge Polished Brass Shelf Bracket

Why not reward your inner Stacey Solomon, by exploring new storage solutions (as showcased perfectly here by Lindsey). Break up the monotony and bolster your spirits by having a clear out and getting things in order for the year ahead!  According to principles of feng shui, decluttering promotes better energy flow in your living space, contributing to a harmonious and balanced environment. A charity shop run is a great deed which helps those less fortunate and in turn reduces waste, contributing to a more sustainable lifestyle. 

 

This winter, don’t let the January blues spoil your well-being. The tips above will undoubtedly help you to banish them.  
 

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