Before you do anything else, get rid of the clutter, the easiest and cheapest way to refresh your home! Start by dumping everything into separate boxes, sorted by category, and start decorating again from scratch. Redecorate with pieces that brings you joy (thanks Marie Kondo) and revaluate whatever is left. Move those to a different room, store for future use, sell it, donate it, or recycle it. Keep it minimal, light, and happy. Now if you need to buy new pieces, you’ll have a better idea of what you need to complete your home.
Move your décor around
Those beautiful paintings, the floor length mirror or the fabulous velvet chair in your bedroom you don’t even see before 6pm, could use a new home in your living room full of visitors and admirers. Swap furniture and décor to create new energy and good vibes without spending a dime!
You may be able to get away with the futon in your 20s, but come your 30s, it’s time to let it go (cue theme song from Frozen). In the age of affordable furniture and online shopping, you can purchase a real sofa without breaking the bank. We’ll be featuring some of our favorites next week on @sagainteriors Stories!
A small detail that can really make or break a room are your curtains. Is your curtain rod hanging too low? Can you move it up higher and wider while still maintaining the appropriate length at the bottom? If they’re too short, can you rehang the rod a little lower without messing up the overall look? If not, then it’s time to consider new curtains that are the right length with a curtain rod that is hung high and wide for the most professional look. Bonus tip: Head over to @Sagainteriors “DIY” Highlights for a guided tutorial on how to hang your curtains like a pro!
Wall art is one of the best ways to give your home so much personality without costing a fortune. One of my favorite sources for art is minted.com where you can browse local artists and custom order your print size and optional frame. Juniperprintshop.com is also another favorite of mine. If you currently have unframed art, consider framing them to give your art a facelift for an elevated look.
What else will you be changing up in your home in the new year? Talk to us below!