A New Year is upon us, and that means it’s time to start making those New Year’s resolutions. Before you start focusing on self-improvement, though, why not consider some home improvement in 2016?
Go Back To Basics
The New Year offers an opportunity for us to reflect on our lives and think about what’s truly important to us. It’s a time to give up those bad habits and focus on what matters most. This back to basics approach can work for your home too. As you set about decluttering your life, do the same for your home by getting rid of any unnecessary items and streamlining your space – you’ll find a well-organized home and life often go hand-in-hand.
Try New Things
Never be afraid to try new things, whether that means learning a second language or finding a new hobby – and that advice also goes for your home decor. Be bold in 2016 by experimenting with unexpected colourways and pattern combinations, by adding unusual accessories to a space, or by simply rearranging the furniture – the New Year is your chance to do something completely different.
Yes, travel more – explore new places both at home and abroad and seek out sources of design inspiration. Let yourself and your home be influenced by different cultures, different ways of thinking and you’ll find that the space in which you live will have much more character and become a richer, more interesting place to be.
Be True To Yourself
Love your own unique tastes and interests and don’t feel like you have to conform to anyone else’s. Your home should reflect you as an individual, and that means not worrying too much about what’s considered trendy or stylish. When decorating, go with what you love, what makes you happy – if your home is somewhere you enjoy spending time in then that’s all that really matters.
Get A Makeover
Start the New Year with a fresh look. They say a change is as good as a holiday so why not makeover a room in your home? It can be as small or ambitious an undertaking as you like – you could completely redo the kitchen or simply redecorate the spare room, it’s up to you. Giving part of your home an interior design makeover will help revitalise it and maybe even give you the impetus to go further and attack those other projects you’ve been putting off.