Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home
If you’re a homeowner, the attention you pay to your interior design could set the foundation for how you feel throughout the year. Particular attention must be paid as to how your home is decorated and maintained, particularly at the turn of the New Year. Be sure to look out for next years interior trends to include when designing your home.
With the motivation that comes with January, we have created five New Year’s resolutions for your home that will rejuvenate you and your family for 2017.
1. Keep your home organised
A list of endless “to dos” can be exhausting, and the last thing we want to come home to is an unorganised house after a busy day of work. Being unorganised can disrupt many aspects of your life, not just your busy schedule or orderly home. Clearing away the clutter can help you make healthier choices, improve relationships and give you extra time to relax and unwind.
Something as small as making your bed every morning or keeping your bills in an organised system can make all the difference. While it may be a small task that only takes a few minutes a day, it can ignite a positive tone for the rest of the day. Coming home to a tidy and organised house can inspire productivity and reduce your stress levels in their entirety. Plus, if you make the effort to tidy your home every day, the act of doing so starts to get quicker and quicker. You’ll feel proud, calm and more in control.
2. Clean out your wardrobe
Wardrobe decluttering and purging can be a lifelong battle, however, the turn of a new year is a great time to make some changes. It can be difficult to say goodbye to clothes that we once loved, especially if you’re the kind of person that holds sentiment to items you’ve had for a long time. With a system, cleaning out your closet can be the thing that reduces your stress for good.
There are a million ways you can tackle this process, each of them different in their own right. It is important to find an approach that works for you, helping you create a well-edited wardrobe that you love.
3. Go green
When people think of going green, they often think it takes a hybrid car or the installation of solar panels to really make a difference.
In 2017 however, this is not nearly the case. There are several things you can do around your home to reduce your carbon footprint and instil environmentally friendly practices.
Whether you’re working with a custom home builder, or just doing it yourself, it’s best to start by shrinking your energy usage:
- Turn off your air conditioner when you leave the house
- Switch off the lights when you leave a room
- Install LED bulbs. Amazingly, they last 20,000 to 50,000 hours between changes
- Install low-flow showerheads
- Only use the dishwasher or washing machine when they are full
- Utilise your clothesline during hot weather
- Water your yard less, or install drought-tolerant landscaping if applicable
- Give composting a try – your garden will thank you
Conquering clutter is a must do in the New Year. The feeling of a clear, organised home comes with many benefits: less to clean, less to organise, less stress, plus more money and energy for life’s other passions. The thought of decluttering is often enough for many to feel overwhelmed, anxious and defeated. However, the entire process doesn’t need to be as painful as some make it out to be.
Start with one room at a time, assess what you have and throw out everything you do not use. Beware; often while decluttering, even more mess will arise – this is all just a part of the process.
5. Beautify the guest bedroom
First impressions count, and a great, usable guest bedroom can be the thing that your visitors take away from their stay. When it comes to decorating your home, the guest bedroom can often be neglected. In the New Year, focus some attention on the room that may need a bit of love. The key is to amp up the comfort, adding cosy details with a lot of personality. Add a mixture of different size cushions, as well as a throw rug for texture.
You should also think about what you would want as a guest in someone’s home. Perhaps a desk for long-term visitors, or interesting magazines, books or city guides. Attention to detail will not go unnoticed by guests, improving their stay and the overall warmth of your home.
If you are looking for some expert advice talk to the experts here at Mazzei Homes, a custom home builder in Melbourne, committed to delivering excellence. Our team’s devotion to precision and service allows the shared vision of client and design to be fully realised to the highest standard.