5 WAYS TO SPRUCE UP YOUR HOME FOR THE NEW YEAR

It doesn’t take much just a start to get things going for the New Year.  You worry that it will cost too much or take too much time to make your home beautiful.  It takes just a few things to make your home look better.  With that you will find that you will feel better because your environment will reflect the changes that you want to see in yourself.  Yes!  Yes! 

I’m not trying to get deep here.  I just want you to know there is power in making your home look beautiful even if it’s just the small stuff it will go a long way.

 

5 WAYS TO SPRUCE UP YOUR HOME FOR THE NEW YEAR: TIP #1

ORGANIZE something or somewhere in your home.  Believe it or not, organization is one of the basics in interior decorating.  When you organize spaces in your home big or small; you are beginning the year in the right direction.  Less clutter equals to more space for what you would like in your life whether physical items or whatever your desires.  So, when talking sprucing up the place, I’d say declutter or reorganize your book shelf, china buffet, display cabinet, your desk, home office, mudroom, those pesky kitchen cabinets or your cupboard.

A little organization goes a long way. Choose something start small, give yourself 25 minutes and go at it.  Declutter remove things that you haven’t used in 6 months: donate, give away, or store.  Put like pieces together in a neat order.  Bam, you just organized something and now you’re space looks a little better.

5 WAYS TO SPRUCE UP YOUR HOME FOR THE NEW YEAR: TIP #2

CLEAN, now that you’ve decluttered a bit and organized.  Make your space look tip top by cleaning the ish out of it.  Yes, ish meaning clean it very well.  Break out the bleach, broom, mop, cleaners, and room by room clean from top to bottom.  Make your home glow with cleanliness. It’ll smell good too.  I know for me, when my house is clean, like real clean it looks much better.  When your home is super clean, you can actually see what you have better.  The space pops.  This is also why it’s important to declutter and organize first, so that you are clearing up your space which makes it way easier to clean. 

It’s nice to start the New Year in a clean home.  It feels good and looks good!

5 WAYS TO SPRUCE UP YOUR HOME FOR THE NEW YEAR: TIP #3

REPURPOSE, yeah also known as look around your house and take something from one space and put it in another space.  For instance, if you’re bored with the rug, curtain, or vases in your bedroom, it can bring a whole new look in your family or living room or wherever else.  Talk about decorating for less! That cost nothing!

Example, I had two faux sheep skin rugs in my living room.  I wanted to add some drama to my dining space, so I placed the rugs on the head chairs in my dining space.  It added interest, drama, and color to the space.  Swap out the books/magazines on your coffee table for the ones in on your night stand, take the glasses, silverware, plates, and table linens from that hideaway spot and set your dining chair.  To kick it up a notch, I dare you to eat on them. Yes, actually use it.  Hello, what else do you have them for? 

Don’t worry I had this same syndrome 2 years ago, but once I started using my china I realized how much enjoyment it brought to my family.  My girls love to have tea parties with me with real life fancy tea cups, saucers, and pots and platters for our sweets.  We also started to use our china too for dinner at least once a month.  Fun times!!

5 WAYS TO SPRUCE UP YOUR HOME FOR THE NEW YEAR: TIP #4

ACCESSORIZE, I love me a good throw and throw pillow for the living and family rooms as well as the bedroom.  Really want to kick it up a notch, faux fur anything really makes a statement.  Not into fur, a nice chunky throw and varying the textures, colors, and patterns with your pillows will do the trick.  IT’s all about the illusion of drama for less.  You can find awesome throw pillows and throws at your local Home Goods or Target stores.  If you’re anything like me with an influx of throw pillows.  Go to your local Hobby Lobby store and purchase throw pillow covers.  This will save you a few bucks and some space.

5 WAYS TO SPRUCE UP YOUR HOME FOR THE NEW YEAR: TIP #5

COLOR, COLOR, AND MORE COLOR! , says the lady with the black and white house!  You can definitely spruce up your home dramatically by adding color into a space.  This is not a daunting task.  You can add color through items listed above like rugs, throws, throw pillows, and art work.  To really add that pop and spruce things up for the New Year paint an accent wall.  This can be done in one afternoon really.  Google the color wheel and depending on how funky or subtle you want to go this year, choose a color to paint a wall in your room.  For something bold, pick the color opposite of the present color in the room.  To stay subtle, choose a neighboring color.  After you paint, go back through each tip to take your space to the next level.

I hope my tips for 5 WAYS TO SPRUCE UP YOUR HOME FOR THE NEW YEAR will help you.  The sooner you decorate your home, the better you will feel about being in your home and in your life in general.  Our environment impacts us significantly.  Make your home look and feel good and you will too! 

Which one of these tips will you use to spruce up your space for the New Year?  Leave a comment below. I would love to hear from you.

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