Happy New Year! The New Year always brings fresh ideas, an urge for change, and new needs. Most of us make resolutions in January to change or improve on an area in our lives. I am a believer that our homes affect the way we live. Similar to our lives, our homes are always in need of improvement. Whether you need a complete renovation or just bored with your sofa, making changes and improvements to our homes AKA the place we spend the majority of our time is important.
Make Small Improvements.
The thought of fixing our homes to our standards can get overwhelmingly discouraging. We feel that we need thousands of dollars to renovate (which is the case at times) but sometimes we can start with doing cosmetic changes and start small. Here are some examples of small improvements that can make a big impact.
- painting the walls and/or doors
- adding accent pillows to the sofa
- draping a new accent throw to your chair
- adding artwork to your walls
- create a gallery wall
- incorporate an area rug under your dining table
- changing your bedding
- adding new drapery to your windows
- upgrading a new ceiling light fixture
- changing the hardware in your kitchen or bathroom (such as faucets, cabinet knobs/pulls, etc.)
Budget for the Big Projects.
If you have a "big" project that is on your wish list like a new kitchen, building an addition, a bathroom renovation, or a bedroom remodel start budgeting early. While you are saving for your project, start developing your style by flipping through magazines, pinning on Pinterest, or assembling boards on Houzz. Once you've collected your style ideas have a personal Inspiration Board created for you with furnishings, lighting, flooring, color, and finish options. This will help you to envision the design concept for your project.
What's your New Year design resolution? This year are you planning to make small improvements OR budget for a big project? Be sure to share your resolutions in the comments.
À la prochaine,