Our homes are our sanctuary, a haven from the mundane business of living. And every now and then our homes need a facelift too. This doesn’t have to mean an arduous task of repainting or revamping the furniture. There are quirky, budget-friendly ways to give your home an easy makeover this new year. Read on to know our favorites.
1. Reorganize and Declutter
Your furniture plays a big part in shaping the look and feel of a room. If you haven’t tried moving things around since you moved in, now is a good time. Moving furniture around, while simple, can have a drastic effect on how we perceive the space. Opening up spaces allows one to move through a room in new and refreshing ways. If you’re short on inspiration, Feng Shui can be a great, fun challenge to look at your room from a different perspective. Moreover, decluttering your room allows you to minimize the noise, creates a more relaxing environment, and can help make a room feel more positive.
2. Bring in Nature
If you can’t go outside, bring the outside in. The new year is all about a fresh start, a chance to reset and rejuvenate our lives. What better way to represent that than through greenery. Plants are great to freshen up the forgotten nooks and corners in our homes, like the bathroom window. Fresh flowers can also become the centerpiece of your room, making any space more lively. Dried flowers are great as well, and can be used to create natural homemade potpourri that will make a wonderful addition to any room. Experiment with different pots and vases to really spruce up your room’s aesthetic.
3. Create a Feature Wall
One of the best ways to convert a room’s aesthetic from drab to fab is to create a feature wall. Getting creative with wallpaper can add texture and a new dimension to what would otherwise be a boring room. The Pantone Colour of the Year for 2022 is a great place to start. Very Peri is a symbol of the global spirit of the moment and the transition we are going through. A rich blueish purple, its energy is tangible and sets the tone for an exciting future ahead, perfect for the new year.
4. DIY Crafts
From DIY cushion covers to fragrant spring wreaths, the options are only limited by your creativity when it comes to DIY crafts and home decor. Use the supplies you have laying around your house, from wallpaper samples to old photos, ribbons, and birthday cards to give your home a makeover. There’s a special pride in creating a piece of your own. A fun piece of wall art or an upholstered lampshade that is completely unique and personal to you. Moreover, DIY crafts are fun for the whole family and can be a great way to spend an evening.
After the holiday season, once the festive decorations come down, your home can feel a little boring and bland. The months of January and February can seem long, but it doesn’t have to be. It’s the perfect time to give your home a makeover and breathe some life back into the same spaces. Updating your home doesn’t have to be expensive, or difficult. Small changes can do wonders for your home’s aesthetic, creating a fresh and inviting abode for the months ahead.