Decorating Resolutions You'll Want to Stick To
A new year means a new you. Start fresh with updated style, whether that means a simple swap of paint, a pretty new pattern, or a total clutter clear-out.
With big risk comes big reward, and the days of playing it safe are in the past. This year, make a statement with decor that plays up your personality. Love animal prints? Layer them with a mix of bold patterns. Tired of neutrals? Pile on the color in window treatments, furniture, and artwork. Who says you have to play by the rules?
Cut the Clutter
It's time to tidy up. Clutter can cause undue stress and seriously cramp a room's style. Resolve to set aside time to organize each space in your home, and stick to it! Our ideas for bedrooms, living rooms, bathrooms, and kitchens will help you master the mess.
Try a New Hue
Gray and beige are great, but what about emerald, fuschia, or sunflower? If you're not ready to commit to a full-on color revamp, start with hints of a new hue. Even the smallest pop of color on pillows, rugs, or curtains can create a sunny disposition.
Display with Purpose
Swap out that store-bought art. Artwork and accessories with personal meaning create dazzling, storyworthy centerpieces. Fill your shelves with family photographs, accents accumulated over time, and your favorite artists and authors.
Treat yourself to a relaxing haven with a bathroom that brings the Zen. A soft color palette, like muted greens, watery blues, and subtle grays, creates a calming atmosphere. Little hints of luxury, like aromatic bath salts, a plush robe, or radiant flooring, transform a bath into a spa-like oasis.
Ditch the map! It's time to go rogue with your decor. Gather keepsakes from around the world for a collected look. Opt for pieces from personal travels or worldly destinations that inspire.
Fashion the Forgotten
Dingy garage got you down? Mudroom looking especially tired? This year, resolve to revive those oft-forgotten spaces, including basements, attics, entryways, and beyond. Start small with easy storage solutions, like baskets and bins, or fashion an entire facelift with a fresh coat of paint, DIY built-ins, and colorful accessories.
Grow Where Planted
The secret to an instantly elegant space? Lush indoor plants -- and lots of them! Go green by incorporating small trees, like this fiddle-leaf fig, into empty corners and long-lasting succulents onto surfaces. You'll breathe easier knowing that these leafy finishes not only complete a room with style but also clean your home's air.
Keep It Cozy
Your home is your sanctuary. Prevent it from feeling like a cold, lifeless museum with plenty of texture. Houseguests and residents alike will always appreciate a warm throw, plenty of pillows, and a snug rug.