After the excesses of the festive period, many of us are making resolutions for a happier, healthier life. But resolutions to improve the home often don’t make the list – even though home is the place where we spend most of our time!
To inspire you, we’ve got some great resolutions to create a beautiful and comfortable interior. Here’s how to make your 2020 the year of style:
Add more colour
For max impact with minimum effort, go for a new accent colour. Painting a feature wall, changing up the kitchen cupboards and even swapping soft furnishings and bedding can completely transform a space. Be bold and go for that colour you’ve always wanted to try out in your home!
Do something about that annoying area…
Is there an area of your home that’s been annoying you for months? Now’s the time to change it! Cluttered desk? Chaotic under-stair storage? Set aside an hour or two to get it organised. Empty corner or bare stretch of wall? Fill it with handy shelves or a beautiful art print. Then, step back and enjoy the results.
Choose sustainable design
If you’re planning to replace any furniture, why not invest in hand-crafted items that will stand the test of time? They will make your home unique, and will save you money in the long run as they won’t need to be replaced – win-win. Investing in energy-saving appliances, insulation and LED lighting are also great ways to reduce both your carbon footprint and your energy bills. For more inspiration, check out Wearthlondon.com specialists in chic eco-friendly items for the home.
Curate your accessories
Knick-knacks and souvenirs you’ve collected over the years can get dotted around the home and forgotten. But display them together as themed collections and you’ll create an engaging focal point for your room. Whether it’s a shelf of ceramics, a case of your favourite books or a display of sculptures, your collection will stamp your unique personality on your home.
Make room for a new hobby
Planning to start a creative project this year? Carve out a space in your home that’s dedicated to your new hobby. You don’t need a whole room – with a bit of ingenuity, you can create a hobby area from the smallest of spaces. Think a fold-away writing desk framed with floating shelves, or a comfy chair with a pretty basket filled with wool and needles for crocheting, like these baskets from The Holding Company.
Frame your photos
Do you have hundreds of digital photos on your phone or computer? Make 2020 they year they finally get printed and displayed in your home. Set aside an evening to sort through your favourites, and invest in some chic frames to show them off. Take a look at The Range for a great selection of frames to suit every taste.