Whether you’re ready for it or not, 2019 is only around the corner. Many people choose to use the new year as a way to freshen up their homes, start on a new fitness regime and generally make some changes ready for a new 12 months ahead. If updating your home sounds like the perfect start to 2019, here are some ideas to inspire you and get you started!
Find a new color scheme
It doesn’t matter whether it’s the living room, hallway or bedroom; the paint on the walls can start to look a little tired after a while and this can change the whole look of the space. If this sounds like your home, a simple fresh lick of paint can go a long way in freshening up a room.
It’s entirely up to you how far you take it. You could paint the whole downstairs, or refresh all the bedrooms; whatever your home needs! Decide if you’d like to create a feature wall in a contrasting color for a modern look, or keep it minimal and paint the room one color. If you choose the latter, opt for lighter shades to help the room reflect light more effectively.
Add new personal touches
Your home should reflect your personality and your family’s character, and that’s something that can be updated all the time if you wish. If you have photo frames up in your home, change the pictures to something much more recent. Likewise, if you’ve collected any keepsakes from holidays or gifts from loved ones, make sure they’re on display!
A very contemporary way of decorating your home with personal touches is to install a neon sign. Neon signs are perfect for adding brightness, showing off your individuality and creating a talking point for your guests. Choose to have your family name up in lights, or pick a quote or in-joke that you all know well. If you’d rather keep it simple, choose a simple motif like a heart or other symbol that can make a room feel much more welcoming.
Small things make a big difference
Redecorating and updating your home doesn’t have to break the bank; after all, January is infamous for having limited funds with paying for Christmas! Look for small changes you can make in your home that will ultimately make a big difference.
For example; invest in a great rug for the living room instead of ripping up the flooring. You could also update the kitchen worktops instead of having a brand new kitchen. Other changes include updating the fireplace in the living room, adding candles and scent diffusers, or adding new cushions to the sofa.
Sometimes it’s the little details that matter more in a home!
Start spring cleaning
It might still be winter, but why wait until spring to start decluttering and cleaning? Start early and clear out the clutter you’ve no doubt accumulated over the Christmas period. You’ll be surprised how much extra space you find in cupboards and wardrobes!
Whether you’re clearing out old clothes ready for the January sales, or you just want to make sure everything is clean and tidy, going round the house with a fine-tooth comb can ensure your home is ready and refreshed for the new year.