As we start making our resolutions list for the new year, it’s important that we don’t forget to give our homes the same kind of attention.
The beginning of a decade is the perfect time to better ourselves, as well as enhance the space where we spend a good amount of our time. Since there is always room for improvement, take a look at these simple steps to create a home that you can thrive in for 2020.
Taking on a home improvement project is a great way to ring in the new year, especially for rooms like kitchens, which tend to be the hub of our homes. However, the cost to remodel a kitchen tends to be pricier than other rooms, so it’s best to focus on one task at a time. Cabinets are one of the first things you notice when walking into a kitchen, making them the forefront of this space and an ideal place to start. Less expensive than replacing or refacing, refinishing your cabinets gives a fresh look without the price tag of a total replacement. Similarly, layering patterns over glass cabinets provides a more sophisticated look without breaking the bank.
Simple Feng Shui
Feng shui may seem like an out of reach concept, but it is much simpler than one may think. To set a harmonious standard for your new year, focus on small tasks such as removing clutter and opening up space in walkways to allow a natural energy flow. Even color itself can act as a source of feng shui, with earth tone elements providing feelings of stability and internal peace. Feng Shui is an ideal home improvement task for any room to lead the way into a more meaningful year.
Spruce up an old office desk
A change in scenery has the ability to inspire new ideas, so what better place to start than the home office? You may feel uninspired or unmotivated sitting down at your desk, but adding fun design panels to the existing drawers can act as a point of motivation and boost productivity. For more desk decor, try adding some greenery as studies have shown that also adding a plant can increase concentration and satisfaction while doing work.
Incorporate an accent wall
Looking to make a bold statement in 2020? Try adding an accent wall into any room. This project is a budget-friendly option as there are several materials and ways to decorate. For the most impact, use loud patterns and different textures to create a focal point for the eye. But before making any major decisions, consider which wall will allow for the best results. By choosing a singular wall to design, it allows for a refreshed space without an overwhelming or dizzying effect.