It’s that time again. The holidays are almost over, the new year approaches, and we commit to make some life changes so that the next one will be better than the last. The problem with resolutions is that though we have every intention of tackling them, we tend to let them quietly fade away. That could be because we often make resolutions that are unrealistic. We defeat ourselves before we even begin. Make this year’s resolution to make attainable resolutions!
Here are four doable home décor resolutions to get you started.
1. Stay Organized and Clutter Free. Keeping your home organized and clutter free will not only make it more inviting, it will reduce stress and anxiety. In order to take on the initial clean-up, break it into small tasks that you can do over a period of time so that it doesn’t become overwhelming. If it seems to be a daunting chore then you are more likely to avoid it altogether. Don’t expect to do it all at once. Do one room at a time and divide it up into projects. Determine what items you need to keep and what you don’t. If you haven’t used something in a while you probably won’t, so get rid of it. Don’t bring more things home. Once you have your home clean and organized, commit to doing a little tidying up every day so that it doesn’t get out of control.
2. Go “Green” at Home. Reducing your impact on the environment by using eco-friendly home décor options is a great way to accomplish two things at once. You can do that room makeover you have been putting off and do your part for the planet. Grasscloth wallcoverings are made from natural, sustainable materials and are considered an eco-friendly choice. They are beautifully textured papers with many unique designs. Another alternative is bamboo window coverings, called woven woods by window blind retailers. Bamboo is very popular for its versatility in appearance and application. A variety of attractive, natural blinds and shades are available. Bamboo options will elegantly accent any room.
3. Update an Outdated Room. A couple of quick ways to update a room are by adding an accent wall and swapping out old drapery for more modern blinds or shades. Choose a sophisticated wallpaper pattern and create a focal point accent wall. Then spread the color around the room with matching accessories. Take down the old, dusty drapes and replace them with some energy-efficient, streamlined blinds or shades for a stylish and eco-friendly upgrade.
4. Start the Kids’ New Year Off Right. Whether you are preparing for the arrival of a new little one or redecorating your child’s room as a birthday gift, designing their space should be fun for you and expressive and stimulating for them. An easy way to create an environment they will love is with wall décor. From wallpaper to murals and decals, the options are virtually endless and you are sure to find something appealing to both you and your child. Once you decide on a theme to work around, consider strippable wallpaper or peel & stick wall decals, so that it will be easy to remove when their interests change and they want to replace it with a new favorite hobby or color. Children grow quickly as do their personalities, so allow them to express themselves and demonstrate their independence all year long with wall décor.
Your home is your haven so love it or change it! A comfortable home is good for your health. If there is something you don’t love about it, now is the time to make it better. Take an inventory of your home and make a plan. Start small; give yourself reasonable time frames and attainable goals. Home décor resolutions for the new year are a great way to make your house a home. Whether it be rearranging some furniture or adding an accent wall, your home should be a relaxing place and an extension of yours or your family’s personalities. Enjoy the new year and enjoy your house!