5 New Year’s Decorating Resolutions to Put on Your List

It’s that time of year again – time to make some New Year’s resolutions. As you’re making your physical or mental list for 2017, don’t forget to add in some decorating-related resolutions. Not sure where to start? Here are a few ideas to get you started.

1. Read a few decorating books

Decorating books have the 411
Getting decorating ideas from experts is a great way to find initial inspiration. You don’t have to exactly what they’re suggesting, but their ideas can spark some of your own. Because there are so many decorating books out there, you can narrow it down easily by browsing our online book reviews.

2. Add more of yourself into your space

Personalize your space
Don’t be afraid to infuse a bit of your personality into your home. If you like a color, use it. Adore a bold pattern? Go for it. Have something that you cherish and brings back good memories, but others think it’s tacky or plain or whatever? Who cares! Use it in your home. Your space is all about you and how it makes you feel.

3. Take some decorating risks

Take a risk and make a statement
If you’re a cautious decorator, try to take some decorating risks in 2017. They don’t have to be big risks, but try to stretch your comfort zone a bit. You might be surprised that you love the change and you’re ready to explore even bigger decorating “risks”.

4. Mix the old with the new

Mix the old with the new for a unique look
Some of the most well-rounded, beautiful spaces mix the old with the new. Pair a vintage side table with a modern loveseat. Or, better yet, mix a vintage rug with brand new window coverings (we couldn’t resist!). This is the easiest way to create a timeless look and feel in your home.

5. Sit back and enjoy your renewed space

Sit back and enjoy your zen space
Now that all the hard – yet fun! – work is done, it’s time to enjoy the space you’ve created. You’ve earned it, and you deserve it.