Looking for ways to revamp your home for the New Year but don’t know where to begin? Giving your space a fresh new look can seem like a time-consuming and daunting task. As the new year draws closer, we constantly hear about the home decor trends that are going to be big in the coming year. This makes each one of us want to give our homes an upgrade. After all, New Year is the perfect time to bring some positive changes into your life and start afresh – and this should apply to our homes too.
While most of us want to spruce up our homes before the New Year arrives, we often do not have the money to make any major changes. The good news is that small changes here and there can significantly change the overall look of your property and make it so much more appealing than before.
If you are looking for simple and reasonable ways to renovate your property before the start of 2020, here are some awesome ideas:
- Invest in Window Shutters and Blinds
If you have the old-school curtains for your windows, why not get shutters or blinds for the New Year? Not only do they give your home an instant sophisticated touch, but they are also more effective in controlling the flow of heat and light than curtains. They reduce external noise to a minimum so that you can have the privacy you need. There are a variety of materials and styles available in the market to suit the different aesthetics of each room.
- De-clutter Your Space
Before you think about revamping your house, you need to sort out your existing stuff and get rid of anything you no longer need. Just like your life needs de-cluttering in order to be ready for the New Year, so does your home.
De-cluttering your home isn’t as hard as it seems. One easy way to go about it is to tackle one area or room at a time. Start off with three boxes and give them the following labels: keep, donate and throw away. Put each item you own into one of these boxes. This does take time, but by the end of the exercise, you would have gotten rid of so many things you don’t need, resulting in a much cleaner house.
- Paint Your House
Repainting your home is one of the easiest ways to change the look of your home. If you haven’t done it in a while, it is likely that your walls are starting to look outdated. The best thing about repainting is that it’s not a difficult job. All you need are a few supplies and you can get it done yourself. It could be a family project too with everyone chipping in and taking on different areas in the house.
Before you begin, ensure you do appropriate research and pick the right colors. If you do not want any long-term commitment and want to experiment, wallpapers are a better option than paint – they are available in a variety of colors and patterns and can instantly give a refreshing look to any dull room. If your budget doesn’t allow for repainting the entire house, go for small areas instead such as an accent wall in your living room or bedroom. If you have little kids, make sure to buy wash and wear paints as it is easy to clean any stains or marks, keeping your walls fresh for years.
- Include Flowers or Plants
Bring nature into your home by including plants and flowers as a part of your theme. They don’t just simply brighten up your home, but also help detoxify the air and have several health benefits including reduced stress, improved mental health and increased productivity.
There are so many ways to include plants around the house. You can get some trendy pots in different sizes and place them in any empty corners or group them together and set them up on a cart, bench or shelf. Moreover, you can invest in some plant hangers – hanging plants are eye-catching and add an additional layer to your decor.
- Modernize the Kitchen
If your kitchen cupboards still work great but you want to give them a new look, paint is a great way to do it. It won’t cost a fortune and will instantly liven up your interior. White kitchen cabinets are a trend that is expected to continue in the future but so are colorful cabinets. You are likely to see many green and blue kitchen cabinets in the year 2020. Gray is another great option to consider that works well with several other colors.
It is said that kitchens and washrooms are what sell properties so these are the places you need to pay attention to when redesigning your home; it can have significant financial benefits if you plan to sell your property later on.
- Change your fittings
When it comes to home renovation projects, fittings are one area that is often left ignored when in reality obsolete fittings can completely spoil the look of a place. It is important to get your light fittings, fans, door handles, and bolts changed after regular intervals. You will be shocked to see the difference it can make in changing the look of your space.
- Add Carpets or Rugs for a Warm, Cosy Look
Can’t afford the cost of a bigger home or significant remodels yet wish for more space in your home? One creative approach to utilize your existing floorspace better is to use carpets to create little spaces in each room. For instance, you can set up a comfortable tea spot in your lounge by purchasing a nice little rug and placing a small table with two or three chairs around it.
Fond of reading but can’t bear to give an entire space to a library? Transform that vacant corner in your room into a mini-library with a carpet, comfortable chair, lamp, and a neat bookshelf. These small spaces can be an effective way to make the most of your home.
The New Year surely calls for some new things around the house and the above-mentioned tips are some great ways to do it. If you have a small budget, you can just make one or two changes at a time. Your house will still feel so much fresher and consequently, so will you!