Hi friends, happy 2018! The Christmas season is officially over and we are full on into the New Year. I don’t know about you, but as soon as we hit December 26th I am SO ready to declutter, clean out, and create a fresh start in our home. It’s easy for our interior spaces to start feeling a little dull after the excitement of the holiday season, especially if you live in a location where winters are colder and you’re forced to spend more time indoors. So today I wanted to share 8 ways to refresh your home in the New Year!


1. Take down all Christmas Decorations

I love putting Chrsitmas decorations up, but not as much as I love taking them down! (I promise I’m not a grinch!) Clearing out all the “stuff” means less clutter and will provide a clean slate for any updates you want to do.

2. Switch Out Decorative Pillows

Switching out decorative throw pillows is an easy way to update a room. Introduce some new patterns or color palettes and you’ve got a whole new look!

3. Update Picture Frames

You know all those picture frames with family photos you have around your house? Swap out the pictures for recent photos of your travels, family events, or memories that make you smile. You can also try moving table top picture frames to different rooms to give them new life.

4. Rearrange Home Accessories

Switch up home accessories by moving them to a new location, or create new combinations of items. The best part is that you don’t need to spend a single penny and can use items you may already have!

5. New Furniture Placement

Changing the furniture arrangement in my bedroom was one of my favorite things to do growing up. It made me feel like I had a whole new space to spend my time in even though I was in the same 4 walls. Try rotating your sofa in a new direction, set up a reading corner with one of your favorite chairs, or moving your bed to a different wall in your bedroom if you have the space. If you need some suggestions on a furniture layout that would be best suited for your room, I’m your girl! Learn more about my furniture layout service HERE.

6. Give a Room a Fresh Coat of Paint

Grab a can of paint, a paint brush, and get to it! Painting a room a new color is one of the most affordable ways to completely transform a room. Go bold for added drama, or light and bright to offset the winter blues.

7. DIY a Piece of Furniture

Revamp that thrift store find or family heirloom you’ve been meaning to get to. Try  giving it a fresh coat of paint, reupholstering, or applying overlay trim work. Check out some of my favorite DIY furniture makeovers to get some inspiration.

8. Switch Out Cabinet Hardware

By simply switching out your cabinet hardware in your kitchen or bathrooms, you can create a whole new look in just a few short hours. This is also one of my favorite ways to personalize your home if you are renting.

That sums up my 8 tips to help you refresh your home for the New Year. I’d love to hear some of your ideas as well! Leave a comment below or chime in over on Instagram.

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