New year, new you, new home design? Every January people around the world make changes. It’s a time for progress, a time to look forward, and a time for hope. Millions of people resolve to become the best version of themselves and live the life they’ve always dreamed about. What better way to give yourself a fresh start than to tackle a new home design project in 2018? Below, I’ve outlined several home projects that are quick, easy, and wallet-friendly!
The holidays have come and gone and so should your Christmas tree and holiday decor. Give your home a quick refresh by packing up the festive decorations and ushering in your seasonal favorites.
While you’re packing up and putting away holiday items, it’s also a great time to get organized! Invest in a closet organization system or use baskets and containers to sort things. Go through your pantry and cupboards to see what you can toss or donate. Be sure to check out our home decluttering blog post if you’re looking for more ways to get organized.
There’s no time like the present to give your accessories an audit. Purge items you’re no longer in love with, move things around, and hang artwork in new places. Whether you buy new accessories or not, switching things up will have your home feeling fresh and new again.
Look through your family photos. If you’ve had new ones taken, swap them out!
The art in your home should speak to you. Search for a new piece of art with meaning. Art is hard to find, set your sights on purchasing a new piece each year, and in just a few years, your home will be filled with a meaningful collection of art.
Few things beat a good night’s sleep. If you haven’t upgraded your bedding in awhile, do so in 2018! You don’t have to go the whole nine yards and change everything. Instead, give your bedding a quick refresh with new sheets or an accent pillow.
Of all the home design projects listed here, a repaint may offer the most dramatic change. Embrace 2018 color trends and repaint your whole home. Or, for a less drastic update, repaint just one room or the trim in a room.
If bold is what you’re looking for, step outside the box and completely redesign a room or your entire home!
Decide which project you’re going to tackle for the year and put the plan on paper. I have a client who comes to me every year with a new project. A bedroom, a living room refresh, re-landscaping, a family room. Just one project a year. I LOVE this. We both get excited about the new project and they never feel overwhelmed with the amount of work. Just one room, start to finish, each year.