A New Home, A New Year – A New Look
It’s almost a new year. It’s a time we sit back and reflect on the happenings of the past year, looking forward for what the next year has in store. Some make resolutions, while others search for other ways to freshen up their surroundings for the new year. Are you one of those?
Having just moved, you are probably looking around thinking, “I really need to freshen up the look of this room!” Let the new year be the time for that change! Time to part with the items the Colorado moving company brought from your old house to the new one and change things up a bit. Whether you opt for all new furniture and decorations or just a few touches here and there, here are some ideas on how to bring a new look to your new home just in time for the new year.
- The whole shebang. When some people get bit by the re-decorating bug, they often get what we like to call “everything-must-go mentality.” These people couldn’t possibly imagine changing just a few details. They see an entirely new room, from the ground up. While this is a great approach, it is costly.
- Accents. If starting small is your course of action, accent pieces are a great place to start. These can be any small touches throughout the room, pillows on the couches, even a new side table next to the recliner. That side table could be just the piece that you’ve been missing ever since the national moving company put that recliner in place! Choose fun and funky accent pillows to lend a pop of color to an otherwise drab and neutral color scheme, and consider switching them out throughout the year with seasonal pillows. You’d be amazed at what a simple throw blanket can do to make a room seem cozier, and a bookshelf by the chaise might be just what the reader of the household has always wanted.
One simple way to change the look of the room is to change the curtains. Love your curtains but want to freshen them up a bit? Consider adding a sheer coordinating swag or valance, or some decorative tie-backs. If you want to get the most bang for your buck, don’t forget about the thrift shops! You’d be surprised at the items you can find. While some will be exactly as you want them, don’t forget to have a creative eye going in – that boring coffee table can be turned into something awesome! Just Google some DIY projects for inspiration before you head out shopping.
- Look to the walls. Sometimes, all a room needs is some wall art to pull it all together. You don’t need to go all out on a big painting to hang over the mantle either. If your budget doesn’t allow for the real thing, hit up an artwork shop that features a wide selection of prints. Choose a nice big one and have it framed, and you’ll see it’s just as pleasing as a fancy painting. If you’re feeling bold, get creative and make your own wall art! Not creative? Go through your pictures and see if there is anything worthy of printing out on canvas. Many online photo shops offer affordable canvas print options, and you can have a larger than life way of showcasing that amazing shot you took on your trip to Niagara Falls last year.
- Start small. If redoing the living room intimidates you or you just don’t have the money to tackle such a tremendous decorating feat, just scale it down a bit. Start in the bathroom or even one of your kids’ bedrooms.
- Organize it. You likely decluttered before the furniture movers packed a single item onto the truck. You might have even done it once more after unpacking. Now, with what remains, you you could start making sense of the madness by better organizing it all. If the idea seems a bit scary, start by browsing the many organization options in your local store or online. Look up the topic on Pinterest, and watch the amazing ideas scroll before your eyes. I’ll bet you’ve seen something that motivates you, something you just can’t wait to try. Start with one room until you’ve moved your way throughout the house. The best part: there’s now more room for fun decorative pieces, seasonal or otherwise!
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