With the New Year upon us, there's no better time than the present to update your home's decor. Doing so will allow you and your family to enjoy your home just a little more. Furthermore, a "fresh' decor can improve your home's aesthetics, creating a more stylish appearance. For some helpful tips on how to ring in the New Year by updating your home decor, keep reading.
Take Down Your Holiday Decor
Before you can begin decorating your home with new furnishings and accessories, you need to remove the old holiday decor from last year. This means going through your home and removing any lights, wreaths and other festive decorations. Once removed, you can begin to shift your attention to what really matters: updating your home decor for the New Year.
Of course, you should also use this opportunity to de-clutter your home. I think we've all been guilty of placing items where they don't belong. Maybe you toss the junk mail on your kitchen counters, or perhaps you toss your dirty clothes on the floor. Regardless, these otherwise harmless habits can result in a cluttered home. If you want to enhance your home's decor, you need to remove the clutter.
Rearrange the Furniture
When was the last time that you rearranged the furniture in your home? If it's been two or more years, you should consider rearranging it again. This is an inexpensive and easy way to update your home's decor with new style. You don't have to rearrange the furniture in every room, however. Instead, start with the living room and work your way into other areas that are frequently used (e.g. dining room). Even if you don't add or remove any furniture, changing its placement can make a world of difference on your home's decor.
New Wall Decorations
Another quick and easy way to update your home's decor is to hang new decorations on the walls. This, of course, is completely up to you, though some popular wall decorations include clocks, mirrors, paintings, cuckoo clocks and framed photos. Just remember to hang them at eye level
Bring in the Light
Finally, try opening the curtains and pulling up the blinds so that sunlight can enter your home. Many homeowners overlook the decorative value of sunlight. Furthermore, using sunlight to illuminate your home will offset some of its electrical lighting needs; thus, lowering your home's monthly electric bills.