4 Ways to Spruce up Your Home for the New Year
The year of 2014 has come to a close and 2015 has arrived! The craziness of the holidays has ceased and New Year’s resolutions are the topic of everyone’s conversations. For most New Year’s resolutions, people want to make life changes that leave them feeling happier and healthier. Instead of doing the same old thing and vowing to join a gym or drop a pant size, why not take on a resolution that you can enjoy every single day for the duration of the year?
4 Ways to Spruce Up your Home for the New Year
After the hubbub of holiday dinners and celebrations, your home may be looking like it could use a bit of sprucing up. When most people think of home makeovers or improvements, they usually think of large expenses and weeks/months’ worth of work. Fortunately for you, we have found some easy and simple sprucing hacks that will give your home a makeover for the New Year in a few simple steps, all at a minimal cost!
In this article, we will show you how to give your home an instant makeover by incorporating these easy improvements to your home:
1. Deep cleaning
2. Fresh paint
3. New décor
4. Feng shui
1. Deep Cleaning
It is no secret that after the holiday season is over, your home is in serious need of some deep cleaning. With all of the cooking, crafting and family fun time occurring in every room of your house, dirt and grime start to take over and leave you wondering what happened to your beautifully clean house.
Even if you didn’t have a huge holiday gathering at your home, the addition of a Christmas tree alone is enough to leave a room in need of some major carpet cleaning.
By taking the time to deep clean your kitchen, appliances, floors and furniture, your home will look ten times better than it did when your last guest left! For more information about the best way to deep clean your home after the holidays take a look at this article.
2. Fresh Paint
When homeowners hear the words “fresh paint” a look of fear tends to come over their eyes and a feeling of “oh no!” slowly creeps in. We know just how difficult and frustrating painting an entire room of your home can be, so to make the process that much easier, simply paint one wall of the room to give it a total makeover.
Accent walls are arguably one of the most underrated design elements in a home. By painting one wall of a room you can instantly transform a living room or bedroom into a unique space.
Generally, accent walls are painted bold colors to allow them to really stand out. Bold reds, golds, blacks or blues are usually the go-to, however painting an accent wall a more muted tone of brown or beige is equally as effective when making over your home. Accent walls can give the illusion of more space in your home and give a better overall feeling of design and comfort.
Accent walls can be applied to any room in your home. It could be something as small as a bathroom wall or as large as a wall in your living room; there are even fun options for painting the wall along your staircase to add a unique element to the décor in your home!
For ideas and inspiration on what color you should choose for the accent wall in your home, take a look at all the different options that are available.
3. New Décor Pieces
Every homeowner is well aware of just how expensive it can be to buy new décor items to help redecorate an area of your home. At some of the more reputable home décor stores, a vase or a mirror can cost upwards of $500! In order to save a few bucks, we prefer shopping at second hand furniture and décor stores that allow you to get beautiful decorative pieces at a small price.
In order to give your home a makeover, you don’t need to replace every picture frame and rug. All it takes to transform your living room or dining room is one large statement piece that sets the tone for everything else.
Statement pieces can be anything you can think of. It could be a large mirror or antique clock, or it could be a picture frame collage, a book shelf, or an armoire. Anything you can think of that is relatively large in size and is appealing to you can be considered a statement piece. And you don’t need to be an interior design expert to be able to pick something out and find the perfect place for it in your home.
Take a look around and find the statement piece that fits perfectly with your home!
4. Feng Shui
Everybody enjoys a little bit of change in their life every now and then, and rearranging your furniture is the easy, inexpensive way to achieve that bit of change. Rearranging furniture is a fun and simple way to give your home a new look and allow you to feel like you are kicking off the New Year with a fresh start!
Rearranging can be as simple or as complex as you would like. Sometimes simply adjusting the couch 20 degrees to the right is all you need to satisfy this desire for change. Or maybe you want to rearrange everything in the house! If you decide to go all out and commit to the full Feng Shui experience, go ahead and have some fun with it!
Allow this change to align with other goals that you want to achieve throughout the year. If you want to watch less television, move the TV away from being the focal point of your living room and replace it with a beautiful picture or an antique book case. If you want to incorporate yoga into your daily routine, make your living space more open to allow you to get your flow on with all the space that you need.
New Home for the New Year
Many people underestimate how a simple adjustment can change the entire look and feel of a room in your home. By incorporating one or all of these tips into your home this year, you will feel like you received a full home makeover at a fraction of the cost and in minimal time. Be sure to come by Imperial Wholesale and see what items we have in store that can easily transform the look of your home!