As one year wraps up, it’s natural to start looking ahead to the next. Plenty of people will resolve to go to the gym more, spend more time with family, and generally improve themselves in the coming year. Your home deserves to benefit from that self-improvement spirit, too. Maybe this is the year to get going on that renovation you’ve been thinking about. But for the rooms that warrant a less-drastic change, check out these three easy resolutions you can make regarding your home, and get them crossed off your resolution list this weekend.
1. Up your energy efficiency
Switching out your old lighting and appliances for more energy-efficient options will do some good for your wallet as well as the environment. Going green with your lighting can be a simple as switching out the lightbulbs in your old lamps, but if you’re looking for something new to kick the year off with, there are plenty of beautiful energy-saving options to choose from.
Check out these SLOPE Pendent Lamps from miniforms. The solid wood body and colored metal shade are made from “environment compatible” materials, but it’s the LED bulbs that make these lamps a simple, beautiful, and energy conscious way to brighten up the New Year.
Once your lights are up-to-date, think about switching out your faucets and showerheads with water-saving, low-flow options. The Kohler Purist shower head gets plenty of green points with its 1.75 gallons per minute flow rate. This showerhead also features wide and medium coverage spray options, along with a concentrated spray feature to target sore muscles and a sleek design.
2. Get organized
This resolution tends to make most people’s lists, but you can take it up a notch by resolving to get organized without sacrificing style. There are plenty of options when it comes to storing your stuff, some of which can enhance your home’s interior design. If your look is country chic, think about using rustic touches like woven baskets on bookshelves or under coffee tables.
These Serena & Lily Round Belly Baskets come in sets of two, one small and one large, and keep clutter hidden while adding texture to the room.
For storage plus the added bonus of extra seating, consider a storage ottoman. The sleek lines of the Nailhead Upholstered Storage Bench from West Elm look beautiful in a modern space, and add structured softness, as well as a place to secret away extra blankets or non-display-worthy knick knacks. this bench also serves as a comfortable perch for guests.
3. Spruce things up
Sometimes all a room needs is a pop of color or piece of furniture to make it feel brand new.
Maybe you’re not ready to get rid of your couch, but it doesn’t coordinate with the new rug or paint color you picked out. Recovering your couches can give them new life, and help them fit in with your updated decor. Spectator Canvas slipcovers from Sure Fit can give your old sofa a fresh, streamlined look.
If you’re looking to add color to your space, an area rug is an easy way to make that happen. The Raymond Wool Micro Hooked Rug from Dash & Albert can infuse a room with new energy, and adds a bohemian vibe.
Take advantage of your improvement impulses this year. Look around, and decide what your home really needs in order to be its best. A beautiful, comfortable home makes an excellent base for creating a better you. Happy New Year!