4 Ways to Refresh Your Home Decor in the New Year
Coming into the new year, it’s a great opportunity to get a fresh start in many ways, including your living space. After all, where you live, and the state of your home, can have a big effect on your mood, energy levels, and overall way of life.
If you’re feeling like your decor has become a bit stagnant, outdated, or just simply no longer suits your tastes, it’s time to make some changes to your home’s design elements, starting with four key updates.
Upgrade Your Furniture
Your furniture is the epicenter of your home decor. The type of furniture you choose will set the stage for the tone of your living space. For that reason, you’ll want to start with the furnishings when you’re redesigning or refreshing any room in your home.
However, when you’re looking for new pieces, you want to use discretion to make sure you’re going to choose something that creates the effect you’re going for and that will last you for years to come. After all, furniture is not a cheap investment.
When you’re browsing your options for end tables, chairs, couches, and more, you want to choose a high-end brand, like Liberty Furniture, that will deliver both quality and aesthetics. While it might be tempting to save some cash here, we can honestly say that furniture is typically the area of decor that is most worth the investment. Otherwise, you’ll be stuck with uncomfortable furniture that will have both you and your guests on edge.
When you think fresh and lively, your mind likely automatically goes to plants and greenery. And that’s no surprise. Did you know that plants can help improve your mood and overall well-being? Not only do they brighten up your space, but they help clean the air of debris that can impact your health.
However, if you don’t happen to have a green thumb, you can also achieve some of the same effect with faux plants. You might be thinking that this will just cheapen your aesthetic, but fortunately, there are actually quick a few retailers, like Commercial Silk, that specialize in realistic fake plants that will bring class and vibrancy to your home.
So, how do you decorate with plants? Thanks to a boom in the popularity of plants as decor, there are a variety of ways you can add greenery to any room, including:
- Succulent terrarium centerpieces
- Macramé hanging potted plants
- Branches or fronds in a vase
- Bouquets of flowers in the kitchen and bathroom
Popular in-home greenery includes snake plants, peace lilies, bamboo palms, Bonsai trees, succulents, Boston ferns, and more.
Apply a Fresh Coat of Paint
The most impactful way to use paint to refresh your home is by touching up the paint in the most frequently used areas of your home—typically, this includes the living room, kitchen, and main bathroom. The front door is also a commonly overlooked paint surface. Repainting your front door can make coming home from a long day of work even more satisfying, as well as make a great first impression on guests. To really give your home a new feel, you can also paint an accent wall that gives a vibrant pop of color to the room.
If you’re already in love with your overall design elements but want to repaint in order to amp it up a bit, look to the patterns and color palette you’re already using to choose your new paint color. And, while you might think color is the most important aspect of choosing interior paint, you also need to consider the quality so that you get a nice, opaque finish that adds dimension.
Paint brands like Valspar and Farrow & Ball have been hailed for their ease of use, beautiful hues, and long-lasting interior paints. The key here is to not go too far with the color or coverage of your paint where you make your space feel overwhelming.
Redo Your Flooring
While your flooring might seem like an afterthought, it can actually make a huge difference for the look and feel of your home. Whether you choose a nice, plush carpet that’s softer on your feet or an exciting new tile that gives your decor that edgy revitalization it needs, choosing your flooring should be carefully thought out.
Things like temperature, sound, and other decor aspects should be considered when choosing which type of flooring is right for you. While nice wood and exciting tiles have become much more popular in recent years, carpet still has its place when trying to create a cozy feel.
Remember, just because it’s not at eye-level, doesn’t mean that flooring isn’t a crucial aspect of your interior design. It needs to fit into your theme just like all other aspects of your decor.
Starting with these four essential redesign tips will help you make your home feel like new.