Ways to Renovate the House for the New Year

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The phrase ‘new year, new me’ doesn’t just apply to your physical self. Your surroundings play a big role in your well-being, so the start of the year is the perfect time to give your home a refresh. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to plan major home renovations (knocking down walls, redoing floors, etc) or spend a lot of money; sometimes all it takes is a few simple changes.

REARRANGE YOUR FURNITURE

Has your furniture been stuck in the same positions for years? Switch it up! Simply moving your couch or bed to the other side of the room can make your place look brand new again.

IMPLEMENT A NEW COLOR SCHEME

Adding some new colors to your home will also give it a completely new feel. Painting the walls is the biggest and most time-consuming way to add color, but there are other options if painting isn’t your thing. Spray painting is an easier form of painting, just make sure you do it outside! Use this easy painting method to breathe new life onto your furniture (side tables, chairs, etc). You can also switch out/add pieces of decor (new bedsheets, curtains, pillows for your couch).

UP YOUR DECOR/FURNITURE GAME

Try out a new style of decor this year! Maybe you’d like to declutter your home and go for a more minimalist feel this year. Maybe it’s the opposite and you’d like to add some items for a more homey, rustic feel. Redecorating doesn’t have to be expensive either. You can often find amazing pieces at thrift stores and estate sales for cheap.

ADD SOME GREENERY

You can always count on plants and flowers for livening up a space, and there are probably a few spots that could use some life in your home. Add a vase of flowers to your dinner and/or coffee table. Consider a large standing plant for that empty corner in your living room. If you have limited surface space there are always hanging plants!

REARRANGE YOUR WALLS/ARTWORK

How you decorate your walls makes just as big as an impact as your furniture does. Whether you prefer real life photos, artsy prints, or a combination of the two rethink the way you display them. Add/remove/switch out frames and reconsider your placement. Consider clusters if you’ve previously had them in lines and vice versa. Another thing you can try are wall decals, which are a fun and low commitment way to decorate your walls.

You don’t have to move to feel like you’re in a brand new home. Spend some time on pinterest to get a vision of your dream home, create a game plan, and use these cold winter weekends to put your plan in action (rewarded by plenty of Netflix at night, of course)!

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