1 February, 2018
The holidays are over and the New Year is here. To many, this means setting new goals or starting the year with a new look. Another great way to start the new year is to focus on your home and convert it into a space you love. Let’s look at a few ways that can be done.
Who said that you have to wait until spring to give your house a good cleaning? Just opening the windows for a few minutes on a cold winter’s day can make you feel as if the air that you are breathing in your house is a little cleaner. It’s also a great opportunity to get your carpets deep cleaned to clean up pine needles and debris that might be embedded in your carpets or furniture. While you’re getting your carpets cleaned, take care of your furniture, too. Many cleaning services can do both during the same visit.
Shake up your house’s look and give it a makeover. You can be as drastic or as subtle as you please, and it doesn’t take much. Adding new cushions to your couch or moving the furniture around can make your living room, for example, look completely different. Also, adding a touch of décor such as a mirror can make the room look bigger.
You can use this opportunity to get rid of furniture you don’t want or need anymore and maybe get that new coffee table that you have been eyeing for a while. If you can, donate unwanted furniture to a charity.
Add Some Color
You’d be amazed at what a splash of color can do to a room. Did you know that color has the potential to affect our moods? Have you ever felt uncomfortable in a really bright red room or soothed in a light blue room for no particular reason? It could quite possibly be the color of the walls that produced this effect.
Some colors and their associated emotions include:
- Orange: happiness, warmth, energy, and wealth
- Blue: balance, authority, peace, and caution
- Purple: ambition, dignity, pride, and mystery
- Yellow: laughter, optimism, attention-getting, and intensity
Get Around to Decorating
Maybe you’ve lived in your house for a while and just haven’t had the time to decorate, or maybe you want a change. Investing time in planning to decorate your house is not only wise, but you’ll be pleased with the final product as well. Think about factors such as the layout of the room that you want to decorate, or the type of look that you are looking for (modern, traditional, or eclectic). By envisioning what you want and planning before you buy, your home can be the perfect space that you won’t want to leave.
Your home is your sanctuary, so why not start the year by giving it the fresh start that it deserves? There are many steps that you can take to deal with the post-holiday cleanup, but the best way to face it is to look at the cleanup as an opportunity to make the changes to your home that you have been wanting to make for ages.