It’s about that time to start thinking of all the things you want to do in 2019 and jotting down a list of your New Year’s Resolutions. Whether you plan to shed a few pounds, devote more time to your family, or finally going after that dream job, we’ve got a list of Resolutions to inspire you to breathe some life into your home as well. Between indoor living decor and outdoor architecture, we have all the tips you need to get your house in top top shape for the coming year.
- Upgrade Your Lighting to Be More Energy Efficient: Energy efficient lighting is more affordable than it’s ever been – it’s become the new norm. If you haven’t already, take a look around your home and seek out energy sucking light fixtures that can be exchanged for something a little easier on the electricity bill. Be sure to look at the color temperature rating and choose a bulb that will mimic daylight (at or above 4,500). LED or fluorescent bulbs will be your best bet.
- FINALLY Do Something With That Blank Wall: A blank wall should be looked at like a window of opportunity. With bold prints of wallpaper coming back into style, don’t be afraid to apply some to make an accent wall pop. You can also create a gallery wall using an assortment of objects, photos, or art, hang a large mirror up against a blank wall to make the room appear larger, or install some modern bookcases to create a large wall unit statement piece.
- Simplify Your Bedroom: Decluttering should always be on your resolution list, you know like the saying goes, “out with the old and in with the new?” However in this case, simplifying your bedroom is a great way to lower anxiety, and create a peaceful getaway space in your home where you can relax and unwind. Remove any non-essential furniture and only keep what is needed, find another place for all electronics, yes even including your TV, and keep any decor and personal items on display to a minimum. Trust us, you’ll really thank us for this one.
- Add a Splash of Color to Your Home: Though greys and whites will always have a special place in our hearts, and will continue to be on trend for the foreseeable future, designers are calling for more color in 2019 by playing with fun paint, furniture, and even adding color when it comes to flooring, backsplashes, and accessories. Pick one that speaks to you and let your guests find traces of it all around your home this year.