Revamp, Refresh, Relive: 5 Home Resolutions For The New Year

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Discover 5 creative New Year’s resolutions to revamp your home decor and transform your space for a vibrant and refreshed living space in the new year.

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The New Year is here, bringing with it that classic vibe of fresh starts and goal-setting resolutions. But hey, let’s not limit those resolutions to just your personal agenda.

Our homes deserve some love too, don’t they? I mean, think about it—each one of us wants our home to be a haven that is a reflection of our own personality and that functions well for our lifestyle – right?

It isn’t just about making things look pretty; it’s about creating spaces that give you a home that reflects your story and is a genuine reflection of who you are.

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So, let’s kick off the New Year with resolutions that will work wonders for your home decor game. Psst – I saved my favorite resolution for last!

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Declutter and Organize

Every good room makeover or refresh needs to start with decluttering and organizing.

Why you ask? Because it’s nearly impossible to see the “bones” of any space if it’s filled with unnecessary stuff.

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So, resolution #1 is all about streamlining and organizing your possessions. We’re aiming for a home that breathes easily, where everything has its place.

It’s all about maximizing space and minimizing stress. and being able to get a really good look at exactly what you have to work with. It’s time to bid adieu to the unnecessary clutter that’s been taking up space.

Refreshing and Updating

This next resolution is all about the fun stuff. Now that you have your space breathing easier, let’s talk about refreshing and updating your rooms.


If you’re looking for a simple refresh, where you spend little to no money, use these ideas to get started:

  • Play with color accents: Introduce accent pillows and throw pillows in complementary colors to add a fresh pop without repainting walls.
  • Rearrange furniture: Experiment with different furniture layouts to create a new flow and perspective within the room.
  • Reimagine accessories: Swap out or rearrange accessories like lamps, vases, or decorative items to inject new life into the space.
  • Embrace greenery: Whether real or faux, incorporating plants or flowers will automatically add a touch of freshness to any space.
  • Play with lighting: Consider changing something as simple as your lightbulbs to alter the entire ambiance of a room. LED bulbs that are 2700 Kelvin (2700K) will cast warmer light, closer to incandescent bulbs. The higher on the Kelvin scale that you go, the more fluorescent-like the light is.
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If you’re planning a total makeover, use these tips:

  • Interview yourself just like a designer would. This post has a whole list of questions that an interior designer might ask you.
  • Determine your design style. Knowing your design style gives you a jumping-off point when designing and decorating your spaces. If you have no clue what you’re drawn to, it can make it difficult to figure out where to even begin. This post has a list of properties of the 12 most well known types and will help you identify which one you are drawn to.
  • Once you’ve determined your style – look for inspiration. Pinterest is a great place to start.
  • Put your ideas and likes together on a design board to help guide you. They are easy and fun to do! Get step-by-step instructions HERE.

You Need A Functional Home

Having a functional home doesn’t mean that you have a home where all of the appliances work. It’s so much more than that!

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A functional home caters to your daily needs and activities in an efficient, practical, and comfortable manner.

Your resolution needs to include things like:

  • Having an efficient furniture layout that allows for ease of movement.
  • Enough storage that allows you to keep things organized and tidy.
  • Using furniture pieces that are versatile and can adapt to different needs.
  • Incorporating enough lighting so that you have well-lit spaces.
  • Integrating smart home features to enhance convenience and efficiency.
  • A functional home prioritizes comfort and safety.
  • Rooms or spaces within rooms that can adapt to changing needs or circumstances.

Ultimately, a functional home aligns with your lifestyle, making daily routines smoother, tasks more manageable, and the overall living experience more enjoyable.

Resolve to show your unique style

Having a beautifully decorated home is all well and good, but it will always fall flat if you don’t add personalization to it.

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Whether it’s customizing your own wall art, refurbishing furniture, or creating custom decor pieces, these personal projects breathe life and personality into your home.

It isn’t just about decorating – it’s about making your space a canvas for your creativity to shine.

With that in mind – bring your story into the spotlight. Incorporating meaningful artwork or family mementos is like weaving your history into the fabric of your home.

Displaying that vintage painting passed down through generations or framing cherished photographs adds a layer of depth and nostalgia to your space.

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These pieces aren’t just decorations; they narrate your story, making your home an extension of your life’s journey that tells a beautiful story, one that’s uniquely yours.

Create a haven to live in

I said that I saved my favorite resolution for last – and here it is.

It’s one that hits close to home—literally! It’s a gentle reminder that your home isn’t just a showplace. It’s a place to live in.

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If you’re a home decor enthusiast, it’s so easy to get caught up in creating picture-perfect spaces straight out of a magazine. But here’s the thing: your home isn’t just for display; it’s a sanctuary for you and your family.

Sure, we all want our spaces to look incredible, but we also need to feel that we can actually live in them – not just show them off.

It’s about finding that sweet spot where style meets comfort. A place to make messes in and a haven for making memories. A place to live your life.

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So, resolve to embrace the imperfections and let your home evolve naturally. Sometimes, the worn-out armchair or the cozy blanket draped over the sofa tells a better story than a perfectly decorated room.

Let’s make this new year the one where your home isn’t just beautiful to look at but also feels inviting and comfortable, a space that’s perfect for gatherings, the occasional lazy afternoon, and making lasting memories.

It’s about finding that harmony between style and soulfulness, where your home reflects not just your taste but your life lived within its walls.

That my friend, is the ultimate resolution for your home!

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  1. I LOVED seeing your family living in your home. We always see beautiful spaces, but seldom see them come alive being used. Happy new year to you and yours!

    1. Thank you for letting me know that. Happy new year to you as well!

  2. Loved all the ideas and photos but especially the family photos! Happy New Year.

    1. Thank you and happy new year to you as well!