We’re nearing the end of 2018, and that means that it’s time to make your New Year’s resolutions. While you’re at it, why not make a resolution or two for your home as well? Here are a few ideas to start you off.
Get Rid of Clutter
Mess and clutter are the enemies of good home design. It is hard to create a cohesive theme when your home is filled with stuff. This year, make a vow to get rid of everything that you don’t truly need. This includes tossing any furniture that has seen better days, like pieces with stains, rips, cracks, scratches or other damage. Once you have a clean slate, you’re ready to start designing the home of your dreams!
Energy-efficient lighting and appliances aren’t just good for the environment; they’re good for your wallet as well. Because these devices use less electricity, you should see a reduction in your home’s energy bills. What’s more, especially with lighting, environmentally friendly options last significantly longer than standard varieties, saving you even more money on replacement costs.
Commit to Doing Chores
Whether you own or rent your home, you’ll need to keep it clean over the years. No one particularly likes doing chores, but they are a necessary part of managing a home. To help you stay on top of everything, make a list of all the chores that need to be done around the house, like running the dishwasher, mopping the floors, vacuuming the rugs and any other essential tasks. Then, you can figure out how frequently each needs to be done. Add these tasks to your calendar like you would any other obligation so that you don’t forget.
Rather than spending tons of money on dinners out with your friends, aim to entertain at home more often. A change of scenery will make the event exciting for your group, and you’ll have better control over the ingredients you choose. Try to focus on seasonal ingredients, as they tend to have the most flavor.
Stock Up on New Furniture
The New Year is the perfect time for new beginnings, making this a great time to shop for new furniture for your home. Look for a standout piece for each room. Then, you can customize the rest of the décor in that room around its focal point. This can guide you in making other decorative choices. You also have the option of creating a theme or color scheme for your home to inform your furniture and décor choices going forward.
Here at Wickmans Furniture, we have a wide range of affordable, stylish pieces for your home. We welcome you to visit our showroom to see everything we have to offer. The perfect piece to complete a room could be sitting on our showroom floor right now just waiting for you to discover it, so stop by and see us today!