Refreshing Lifestyle Changes For A New YearLiving & Lifestyle
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The new year has finally arrived, and we're sure quite a few resolutions must have been made! If by any chance some relate to pumping up the interior of your home, here are a bunch of suggestions you can try!
The first, and perhaps most important, step is to declutter! We're sure the holiday season has been a mad rush, but now that the festivities have died down and everyone is heading back to the grind, it's time you do the same for your home!
Organize a day for everyone in the household to help out, clearing out anything that's unwanted. Task each person with a specific room, so it hastens the process and in no time your home will look that much neater!
2. Let Light In
Switch up your current window treatments, and turn to less dreary options! Select curtains or blinds which allow more light to flow in, and if you're the kind who loves having them closed even in the day, change the habit to brighten up your home!
These little changes make the space feel more refreshed, and you're bound to feel the effects almost immediately!
3. Welcome Nature
Maybe it's time to do some plant shopping. Having more greenery added to your home can liven up the space, and that's a sure win method of welcoming a new year! The trip to the plant nursery can also become a fun family activity, where everyone can each purchase a plant they adore!
Remember though that different plants require varying degrees of care, so make sure you pick those you're certain you have enough time and resources to care for.
4. Fresh Colours
Pump up the the colours in your home with new furnishings, by tweaking smaller items like cushion covers and shelf displays. Go on a shopping trip to replace these items, and if you can, choose options which are bright and cheery.
If you're game for a larger project though, go all out and douse your walls in a fresh coat of paint! This way your walls will look a little more vibrant, and it definitely will make all the difference for your home.
5. Sticking To Resolutions
You've probably made a bunch of resolutions before the new year hit, and a few home edits can help you stay in check.
If you've sworn to eat and live healthier, perhaps stashing chips and snacks in a cabinet too high to reach might help. Place a bowl of fruit prominently on your kitchen counter for healthier options whenever you crave a snack.
Or, if you've decided you need to become more organized with your schedule this year, consider adding a large sized chalk board to your wall. This way, you can draw up monthly schedules and make sure you keep up with them.
6. Planning Ahead
If you're thinking of a major remodeling project this year, don't wait too long to begin the planning process! Use this chance, when you're still feeling refueled from the holiday season, to kickstart the project by drawing inspiration from various sources.
Create a mood board where you can pin ideas and images, and slowly you'll start to see a clear vision and direction. Once you've got that down, continuing will feel that much easier!
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