4 tips for decorating your home in the new year

4 tips for decorating your home in the new year

It's a new year, which means now is the perfect opportunity to change up the interior of your home and freshen it for 2015. If you have been meaning to redo your bathroom or living room for a few months but haven't gotten around to it, this is the time to do so! The idea of change is alive with the passing of New Year's, and there is no better place to capture that feeling than in how you present your home. Even if you aren't thinking about a total redecoration, just a few small tweaks can help make any space feel brand-new once again.

Here are a few tips that will help you decorate your home for the new year:

"Even if you aren't thinking about a total redecoration, just a few small tweaks can help make any space feel brand-new once again."

  • Be passionate about your decorating: You should be in love with every item in your home. If there is an old painting or set of curtains that you no longer enjoy, replace them with something new. The start of a new year is all about changing things up, especially with those belongings that you don't want to have around anymore. Only having items that you are passionate about around the house will help your personality flow through every area of your home.
  • Check your lighting: A common mistake among homeowners is to lack adequate lighting. Make sure that the lights in the space you want to upgrade are strong enough, whether that means adding lighting fixtures on the ceiling, investing in new lamps or even just opting for brighter bulbs. You don't want to have guests over only to have everybody struggling to see each other, so good lighting is an absolute must!
  • Create a gallery wall: If you are looking for a great way to display pictures of friends, keep them all hung up on one wall in a central space, such as the living room or foyer. Using a dark color for a bold background, this will create a homey feel that will allow you and your guests to revisit beloved memories on a regular basis.
  • Declutter your house: One of the first things you will want to do is make sure that your home is clear of items that you no longer need. This will help free up the room for new pieces of furniture or other decorative items. If you haven't used something in over a year, chances are you won't ever again and it can be tossed. Not only will you have more decorating room, it will help bring a calmer state of mind.

If you are thinking about redoing a room in your home, a great place to start is by investing in new custom window coverings, which can serve a wide range of functions, from influencing how light filters into a space to how much privacy you want in a given room.Contact Metropolitan Window Fashions today to make an appointment for a free, at-home consultation.