Home Decor Resolutions in 2016

The start of the year is traditionally a time to set up goals and make a new beginning.  When January kicks in, you vow to yourself that you will lose weight, spend less, save more, travel and exercise frequently.  But what resolutions do you have on your list for your home?

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Believe it or not, your living space can have huge impact on your well-being, creativity and efficiency.  Whether you want to fight your messy habits and stick with the cleaning tasks or you simply need to spice up your decor, here are a couple of ideas that will help you improve your home.

Take Control Over The Clutter

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Regular house cleaning and organizing is probably the biggest struggle most people face.  There are many reasons for being messy.  Sometimes you simply don’t have time to put everything in order or you don’t have enough storage space in your tiny urban apartment.  The result is clothes lying on the chairs for months and miscellaneous items that ruin your home decor.  There are several ways to fight your messy habits.

Spending 10 minutes every day to put everything in its place will make domestic cleaning manageable.  This small improvement in your routine will make huge difference to your home.  It will take some effort and time.  The good news is that according to a research you can develop a habit in 21 days, so why not give it a go!

Surround Yourself with The Things You Like

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Get rid of the useless items that drain your energy and take up space.  This will also help keep the clutter at bay and make the house cleaning more bearable.  Fill your home with items that lift up your mood and make you feel good.  Remove the belongings that you no longer use, love or wear and give them to charity.  Cleaning out the unnecessary will free up space for the truly meaningful things.

Don’t Be a Slave to Trends

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Instead of trying to copy the design from some magazine or site, find your unique personal style.  Unless a trend truly resonates with your identity and outlook, you can skip the latest patterns, paints and decorative objects.  Remember, trends are extremely transcendent.  Create a space that will make you happy for years.  The best strategy is to have a classic decorating scheme that can be refreshed with easy updates like blankets, throw pillows and light fixtures.


Take Risks

You may not live in a large mansion or fancy apartment, but this doesn’t mean that you can have your dream decor.  Don’t settle for a safe, but boring interior.  If you have some idea how you want your home to look, simply embrace it.  Instead of thinking that this colour or detail will never work for your place, figure out an alternative.  This year resolve to try new things.  Even if it turns out as a mistake, at least you will know what not to do next time.

Add Some Colour

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Often, what a home misses is a tinge of colour.  The right tone can create a stylish contrast, highlight a certain feature or make your interior livelier.  You don’t necessarily need to paint your entire home.  Adding colourful details can have a tangible effect on your set up.

Most importantly, promise yourself to be braver this year and to do something different and inspiring with your decor.  This will change not only your home, but your life as well!

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