7 New Year's Resolutions For Your Home

7 New Year's Resolutions For Your Home

Sometimes, you start out with an exact idea of how you want the interior design of your home to look, but with time, that design takes a life of its own and goes in a totally different direction than you had planned. This happens as a result of buying things on a whim and adding them to the design until the final result does not look anything like what you wanted in the beginning.

So, this New Year, it is time to change your ways and take full control of your home’s interior design instead of letting the design run itself. As you make New Year resolutions for other areas of your life, you should also make resolutions about the interior design of your home. 

Pillar Property Management shares some decisions that can help you get started on creating a space that is beautiful and uniquely yours.

  • Get rid of clutter

  • Simple is always best when designing a space. A room without clutter feels roomier, brighter, and more inviting. It does not overwhelm the senses and people feel more at ease in that kind of space. Almost no one makes an intentional decision to clutter the design of their home or office, so how does the design get cluttered? It just happens over time, slowly, and inadvertently.  

    Look around your home and ask yourself when was the last time you used this item? Get rid of things that do not serve any purpose. If there are items with sentimental attachments to them, you can put them into storage.

  • Make a plan for decorating the space
  • A plan will help you piece together the different aspects of the design. It injects cohesion into your interior design. Without a plan, the likelihood that you will make additions to the design without any clear goal in mind is greater. 

    A plan will give clarity to your desires and help you look at the entire space holistically instead of viewing specific design elements in isolation. With a plan, you have a tool for assessing the relevance of an idea and prioritizing the various elements of the design.

  • Play with colors

  • Colors creates the canvas against which your design rests. 

    The colors you use in any space can make the different elements of the design shine or pale. That’s why you want to be intentional in your use of colors; don’t just want to follow what you like but you use what works. 

  • Trust your instinct and be authentic
  • As much as you should follow design trends, you also don’t want your home to be a carbon copy of what you find on an interior design website or Pinterest. Your space should exude personality; it should be unique to you as an individual. 

    This means that while following the recommendations of interior design gurus, you should also be willing to adapt the design to suit your preferences, your home’s style, and the overarching goal of your design. One thing you certainly want your design to be is authentic and you can do this without spending a lot of money.

  • Maximize the use of lighting

  • Lighting is as important as colors. As a matter of fact, lighting and colors lay the foundation for the design. 

    Good lighting will highlight the features of your design. It will make the space feel roomier and more welcoming. It will also help the colors pop. When planning your lighting scheme, consider the aesthetic impact of lighting fixtures too. Make sure you plan the lighting to illuminate all levels of the room.

  • Make it sustainable
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    This is not just about saving the planet but also about protecting yourself and your loved ones. The more natural or non-toxic products you use in the design, the more beneficial that space will be to the people who use it. Products like wood resonate naturally with people. Using them in your design makes the space soothing. 

    Natural products also have an allure that is often lacking in artificial materials. When planning your design, give preference to ideas that improve the energy efficiency of your space.

  • Create a budget
  • If you don’t have a budget to guide you, you will overspend. But even worse, you may spend that money on stuff you don’t need and things you will not even like eventually. When you have a budget, you are forced to ask yourself if any purchase is the best use of your money. Along with your budget, you want to make a wish list; these are things you would like to include in the design but which you cannot afford immediately.