How To Refresh Your Style For The New Year
The start of a new year is full of possibility. But it can be hard to know where to start when it comes to refreshing your home's style without performing a major renovation. Fortunately, you're in luck: it's incredibly easy to give your home a little special something without committing to a major overhaul. Read on to learn all the tips and tricks you'll need to breathe new life into your home in the new year.
Get Started On Spring Cleaning
The holidays are a time of joy, relaxation, and togetherness — but they're also a time of leaving chores and tasks undone. A simple way to refresh a seemingly tired house is to begin with a deep clean. Leave no surface unsanitized as you tackle counters, floors, and baseboards before moving on to curtains, sofas, and other fabrics. Don't forget the fridge: it's time to remove the final lingering holiday leftovers, clean out all the dirty containers, and even wipe down the shelves to remove old spills and stains. While it may take a little effort (and more than a little elbow grease), having a sparkling clean house will go a long way toward making you feel like you're ready to take on the new year.
Organize, Organize, Organize
Once you're done cleaning, it's time to put everything in its right place. Shoes, coats, and other outerwear should be properly stored at your entryway, and all children's books and toys should go back to where they came from — no more scattering belongings on the floor. While it may sound simple, decluttering your home can also help you declutter your mind and see your space in a whole new light.
Finally, make the effort to tackle the storage and organization problems that have plagued you for years. Have you been wishing for a bigger closet or pantry, but there's just not enough space? Try thoroughly cleaning out your current closet or pantry to remove any clothes you no longer wear or food that has expired or no longer appeals to you. Not only will you feel like you've ended up with a brand-new organizational system, but you'll get a boost of happiness by donating your clothes or food to people in need. Organizing is a great way to refresh your home and prepare yourself for the year to come.
Add A Little Color
Have you cleaned and organized your home and found that it still needs a little something else? Consider adding a pop of color to change the way you see your home. If you're nervous, start small: a colorful throw blanket, lamp, or piece of art can be an easy way to make a statement without requiring a lot of time or money. Are you more confident in your love of color? Try painting an entire room, or simply an accent wall, in a different color. If you're looking for your house to feel warmer and cozier, try a rich, dark color such as a deep red, burnt orange, or forest green; in contrast, if you're looking for a bright, sunny house, you can't go wrong with vibrant yellows, oranges, and sky blues. No matter what you choose, adding color — whether in small pops or on the walls of your favorite rooms — can be an incredibly effective way to breathe new life into your home for the new year.
Bring The Outside In
Have you ever looked at one of your favorite rooms and just felt like something was missing? For many people, that something is a plant. Fear not: you don't need to have a green thumb to bring a plant into your home, and the benefits of plants are many. Not only do plants add color to your home, which can be vital in the early months of the new year, but they also literally add life, absorbing carbon dioxide and pumping out fresh oxygen for you to enjoy. Some plants are also natural air filters and can help improve the quality of the air in your home. Plants such as snake plants, ZZ plants, and pothos are great for first-time plant parents, as they're beautiful to look at and generally difficult to kill. Even better? Buying a new plant stand or hanger to go with your plants is another easy way to add a colorful or textural accent to a room. Whether you're a greenhouse newbie or an experienced gardener, all it takes is one plant to start refreshing your home's style for the new year.
Make Small, Big-Impact Changes
When refreshing your home for the new year, it can be tempting to commit to a major, full-scale renovation — even when you don't have the time or the money. But there's no need to change everything now when you can achieve a similar effect by instead making a smaller but still big-impact change. For example, instead of gutting and redoing your entire kitchen, you could swap out your current sink for a beautiful, eye-catching one, such as a striking copper sink or a more modern fireclay farmhouse sink. While it might not be the same as a full renovation, refreshing your style with one statement piece can make you feel like you've changed far more than you actually have.
If you're hoping to refresh your home's style at the start of the new year, there are many easy ways to do so. Whether you're interested in adding a pop of color to your favorite room in the house or using plants to fill your home with clean, filtered air, there's no shortage of possible ways to end up with a house that's fun, fresh, and ready to help you take on the new year.
If your plans for the new year involved sprucing up your home by adding a new sink, check out the offerings over at Fossil Blu. As experts in crafting the finest fireclay and copper sinks, we have sinks that can help breathe new life into any kitchen. If you're interested in refreshing your style for the new year with a new sink, please don't hesitate to contact us. We're excited to help bring your home to the next level in the new year!