How to refresh your space for January
The New Year is here and it might be time for your space to undergo an overhaul. From adding more colours to tidying up, there are many different ways you can start the New Year off with a big bang. Taking January as an opportunity for a clean slate, you can completely refresh your home for the new year, without breaking your budget.
1. ROTATE YOUR DECOR
Refreshing your space can be as simple as rearranging the decor you already have in place. You’ll be surprised by how easy it is to inject new life by simply rotating accessories. You can even implement a seasonal rotation so your interior responds to warmer or cooler months.
2. COLOUR YOUR 2023 NEW YEAR IN!
After your decor has been changed around, it might be a good idea to add a dash of colour into your life, even if you prefer a more minimalist design. Overall colour is alive and well for braver tastes. Uplifting brighter colours, such as rose pink, breezy blue, sunshine yellow, emerald, violet, and burnt orange instantly lift the mood teamed with graphic floral patterns and furniture in cloud-like forms.
3. MINIMALISM DONE DIFFERENTLY
The minimalist decor has been a popular way to design over the last decade. The focus now is on immersive colour and the beauty of complex, structured patterns found in nature teamed with luxe textures, such as velvet and silk, furniture with exaggerated, curved silhouettes, abstract art, and décor pieces with organic shapes.
4. GET ORGANISED NOW!
For most of us, getting organised is always a January must. Identifying the part of your home that is the messiest (from your sock drawer to the hallway) can help you determine which areas might need a makeover. Part of the plan to create better organisational habits could be to let go of anything that doesn’t suit your space (or you) anymore. Purge routinely and don’t hold onto things that have no value to you.
5. CREATE BETTER HABITS FOR THE NEW YEAR!
Better habits are the key to maintaining harmony in your home. To stay organised throughout the year, you must put a plan in place. Being organised is all about forming healthy habits. Keep things simple, and have a cleaning routine, for example, Wednesdays for a deep clean and weekends for a quick tidy up. Have a place for everything, and put everything in its place.
6. ADD SOME SUSTAINABILITY
Get eco-friendly by adding more sustainability to your home this year. One of the biggest ways we can work to lessen our footprint is by avoiding ‘fast furniture’. “Avoid fast fashion and fast furniture that tends to become landfill. Make purchases that are made well and made to last.
7. BRING THE NATURAL WORLD INTO YOUR HOME
Another way to connect more with the Earth this year is by decorating using more Earthy natural colours. There are also warm, earthy tones of moss, wasabi, sandstone, muddied yellow-green and burnt charcoal, which is all about our relationship with the great outdoors. It speaks of calm, comfort, and an honest approach to living.
8. CREATE A SPACE THAT SUPPORTS YOUR GOALS
Many of us make goals and lists of the things we want to accomplish in the new year. If done right, a redecorated home could work to support those goals. If your New Year's resolution is to work more effectively, be a better cook or exercise more, then look to your home and see how you can respond to supporting your goals. Sort out your kitchen cupboards so cooking becomes less of a hectic mess and more fun. Re-design or create a dedicated workplace so you can hit those home office goals and add some clever storage for easy access to your workout equipment.