New Years’ is an excellent time to make resolutions for your home. Refreshing your home at the beginning of the new year can be invigorating. It’s a time for a change, while most people make resolutions for more personal goals such as weight loss, changing your home is also an excellent resolution. We compiled a nice little list of 7 ways you can refresh and revamp your home for the new year. The new year is always a great time to make big plans for your home and to put them into action!
Spruce Up Your Entryway
Your entryway is the first place guests see when they enter your house. It’s one of the most important places in the whole house since it makes or breaks an impression of the interior of your house. So think of ways you change it. Maybe add some art? How about painting the walls for a fresh look? We offer a service to revamp your entryway.
Get to Organizing & Decluttering
Organizing your home can be considered a free and easy way to change your home, though decluttering can be a little difficult especially if you’re the type who wants to kee everything. Nows the time to purge your home of unnecessary items that you never use. Try sorting out your belongings so they can be donated, and remember, just because it has sentimental value doesn’t mean you need it. Shelves and small baskets are great ways to store and organize your belongings, also, how you fold your laundry can make a huge impact on saving space.
Another great way to get organize and declutter is to have furniture that can be multi-purpose. Ottomans with hidden storage, or sofas with hidden storage compartments. Baskets are another amazing accessory for quick fixes when the inlaws come over unannounced, hiding those shoes and toys.
Find Some Solace with Some Shelving
Another easy way to organize your home would be adding some shelving. However, you don’t need shelves just to organize your home. Shelves are also excellent in adding a decorative touch to your space while also giving your home a nice revamp for the new year (or anytime really), You can add some nice accessories such as plants or candles. We offer shelving services, where we help you decorate your shelves to add a nice touch to your space.
Switch It Up. Replace Your Light Switches & Electrical Outlets
Light switches and electrical outlets get really dirty, they need to be cleaned. But sometimes, even once they’re clean they can still look bad, but that’s totally normal due to age. Sometimes the color just fades, so when that happens it’s a great time to buy some new covers for your switches and outlets. It’s a great opportunity to add some color. Most switches and outlets are white, however, you can find a variety of colors and designs for both light switches and electrical outlets online and at your local hardware store.
Breath Some New Air with Plants
Grow yourself a green thumb for the new year. Plants can be considered a bit intimidating, but even one plant can really make a difference to your space. Plants not only make your home look great, but they’re known to purify the air and help boost the moods of their owners (you). There are a variety of plants that have a large scale of difficulty, cacti are usually known to be the easiest since they rarely need water and just have to sit next to a window. DutchbyDesign actually offers a service to help brighten your space with plants (coming soon), to help you decide what plants are best suited for your home and we’ll even try out best to help with your experience level with plants.
Bright Ideas with New Light Fixtures
Updating your light fixtures is a great way to refresh your home for the new year. Are you still living with the fixtures that you’re home came with when you moved in? Maybe now is a great time to purchase some new fixtures. Changing your fixtures also means changing the lighting in each room. So by doing this, you could potentially be saving more money in the long run with new LED’s, especially if you’re getting some fixtures that’ll help brighten up a room. Lighting is a great way to set an atmosphere for a room, and they can come in different styles. So, light fixtures are a great change for a new year.
Get Some Attitude with Artworks
Do you have too many blank walls? Getting some artwork and prints may be one of the best ways to add a pop of color, and set the vibe for a room. There are plenty of websites where you can find artwork, prints, and even frames for the pictures. We actually offer a service to help you build and create a lovely gallery wall for your home. We offer different amounts of frames and sizes to help you make a gorgeous gallery wall for your home.
So there you have it! These are great ways to help change your home for the New Year. DutchbyDesign offers a variety of services from custom orders to our instant library, so you can even purchase from us! We’re more than happy to help bring you an affordable interior design service that you’ll love.