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In the digital era that we live in, time passes by faster than ever. Without even realizing it, you find yourself in a new year, which means that it’s probably time to set some new goals for yourself. Recently, more and more people have decided to change something very important when they enter a new year: their homes. The beginning of January could be the perfect time for you to change things around, not only in your personal life, but also in your home environment.
In this article, we’ll list some of the best common practices that can help you give your home a fresh, new look, just in time for the new year.
Get Rid of Things
One major issue that people who want to redecorate have is that it’s hard for them to let go of certain things. In a lifetime, one person can amass a ton of things that become totally unnecessary; which means that it’s time to get rid of them. Stop telling yourself that you will use things such as old wire cables or old electronics one day, because you know it’s not going to happen. Start by getting three big boxes and label them: recycle, sell and donate. This way, you’ll be able to get rid of unwanted stuff that clutters your home, you can make some money by selling old stuff, and you can also help poor people by donating clothes or electronics, all at the same time.
Stains and Wall Paint
All the activity that a group of people conduct in a home, especially if they’ve lived in it for a good number of years, can make the space feel a little worn out. It is important, once in a while, to remind ourselves that our homes need some small changes, in order to feel fresh again. You don’t need more than a day to make these changes; a day in which you can maybe repaint small damaged portions of your walls, repair chipped corners of the furniture and get rid of all the stains around your house. All of these small changes together can really make a difference to your home.
Carpeting and Leather
If you decide to give your home a makeover just in time for the new year, make sure you take a look around and figure out what exactly looks like it needs to be changed. Don’t overthink, avoid common decorating mistakes, and go for the obvious things that need to be freshened up. For example, damaged carpeting can be really obvious in a living space. Regular vacuuming helps, of course, but after a long period of time, you need to bring in a steam cleaner. You don’t necessarily have to buy one; you can rent it or borrow it from someone, but it’s the best way to deep clean your carpeting.
Another obvious thing that could need to be freshened up, is the condition of leather objects around your home. It is pretty hard to take care of leather furniture, indeed, but it definitely helps if you remind yourself once in a while to use a leather conditioner that can keep your furniture from drying out or even cracking.
Art and Nature
If you managed to fix all the damaged furniture, carpeting, walls and floors in your home, you can now add up some actual decorations. This is the fun part, where you can bring your own personality in the mix and give your living space a personal touch. Whether you go for some fun DIY’s or you visit an art gallery and bring home paintings for your walls, make sure that these decorations best represent who you are as a person.
Also, try to surround yourself and your home with plants. Not only do they improve the air quality, but the green element in a living space has become a major trend recently.
Your home is your safe space, maybe the dearest in the world, which means that you have to remember to take really good care of it. Consider checking your abode once a year, making sure everything is still working, and don’t let stains and damaged furniture take over. After all, the way your home looks can say a lot about who you are as a person.