January is the month of New Year resolutions. We all start the month energized to make some positive changes in our lives whether it is a change in career, to get healthy or to revamp your home, but it can be hard to keep the momentum going once the holidays are all over and you are back to your normally hectic every day schedule. Luckily not every change needs to be a big step that takes a lot of time and money. A little inspiration can help a lot.
Here are 7 ways to revamp your home for the New Year:
Tackle All the Clutter
Clutter, it is the bane of our existence. It makes you feel claustrophobic and more stressed because you can never find anything when you need it and no matter how clean everything in the house still looks messy with all the stacks and piles all over the place.
The great thing about tackling the clutter in your home as part of your New Year’s resolution is that you can take it in manageable chunks so you don’t have to devote a whole day to it and it doesn’t require a large financial commitment either. Get the whole family involved with separating out what can be thrown away and what can go to charity and what needs to stay. You will be amazed at how wonderful your home really looks when all the clutter is gone. It will seem like a new home!
Freshen Up Your Walls
With all the traffic in your home I am sure your walls get pretty beat up. And besides the little dings and stains, paint color tends to fade over time giving off a dirty look especially if you have plain white walls. Want to inject some color into your home? Freshen up your walls with fresh paint. And if you are daring enough, try newer, bolder colors. That will really liven up your home bringing in some style at a small cost. If you want a more sophisticated style for your home, try a shade of grey in some of your rooms. It is a neutral color, but is it has more panache than whites and beiges.
If time and money is really limited, consider just painting a feature wall in one or two rooms to add a pop color.
Make Your Entry Way More Welcoming
It is a small element of your home, but it can have a big impact on how you feel in your home and how others may perceive how you live. If you are tired of the piles of shoes, hats and coats and bags clogging up your entry way, this is a pretty simple fix that can make a big difference. Pick up some shoe racks and shelving and invest in a good closet system and get everything up off the floor and in its proper place. Mornings will be so less stressful and even the end of day will be more relaxing if you don’t have to kick away a whole bunch of clutter just to get through the door.
Don’t Underestimate the Small Stuff
The great thing about home décor is that even really small changes can have a big impact. Don’t underestimate the impact fresh home accessories can make. Think about how fresh flowers in every room can brighten your day or how a colorful teapot and other kitchen accessories in the same color pattern can really transform your kitchen. New paintings or photographs can also bring depth and interest to empty walls. Find ones that have meaning so they can also be good conversation starters. Just don’t let all the accessories lead you back to having a clutter problem again.
Change Window Treatments
Natural light can really change the vibe in a room. Everything seems brighter and more cheerful. Or if you are looking to snuggle and take a nap, you can dim the light in the room to make everything so cozy. If you haven’t freshened up your window treatment in a while, consider it. Go for window treatments that allow you to easily open up the windows to the beautiful sights outside, but still be able to get privacy when you need. Don’t live with broken down curtains and blinds anymore.
Another relatively easy way to revamp your home is to rearrange the furniture in certain rooms of your house. Focus on the ones where everyone likes to hang out the most and play around with some ideas to see if there is another way to open up the room more and create more space for everyone to hang out. Even in the kitchen, moving the kitchen table can change the traffic patterns in the room and give the room a new look.
Use Area Rugs to Create Cozy Nooks
Can’t afford a bigger home or major renovations but wish for more space in your home? One creative way to do it is to use area rugs to create cozy nooks in different rooms. Set up a cozy area for tea and chatting in your living room or dining room by buying a colorful and soft rug and arranging a couple of comfortable chairs around it. Love to read, but can’t afford to devote a whole room to a library? Turn that empty corner in your bedroom into a reading nook with a rug, lamp, chair and of course book shelves. It will become your new favorite place to escape the chaos going on in the rest of the house.
Cowhide rugs are a great choice for these little nooks. They are soft and comfortable to the touch, but they also are sophisticated and give a luxurious feel to the room. They come in lots of different colors and patterns so it is easy to find the one that fits the room the best. Brazilian cowhide rugs are the highest quality cowhide rugs and will last for generations.
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