Every year we vow to lose weight, be more social, read more books, but what about our homes? Your house is your sanctuary, your castle. It should bring out the best in you and set you up for success.
Here are three interior design tips to help re-design your New Year:
1. Clear the Clutter
Clearing your house of clutter is one of the best and least expensive ways to purge the stress in your life. All of us – in different degrees – are guilty of hoarding, especially after the holidays. With our hoarding, it becomes harder to find the things that actually benefit us. Additionally, clutter makes your house look dated and cramped. Donate those age-old knick knacks and thingamajigs and start fresh. It is important to fill your home with things that make you feel good and inspire you. So, in 2023, only buy something if it meets these criteria.
2. Prepare for Guests
Family and friends are so incredibly important. Invest the time to re-invent and optimize your space for guests this year. A nice kitchen remodel or living room makeover could be just the ticket! Or if you're not up for a large renovation, an interior decor update can be just the key to making your guests feel welcome. All of us can really benefit from the fresh, green energy of adding beautiful plants to your interior space. Plus, it will make guests (and you) feel instantly at peace. Also, prep your space for conversation. Rearrange furniture so not EVERYTHING is facing the television!
3. Be Different!
Lastly, life’s too short not to have a little FUN! This year, opt to take more chances with color, pattern, and accessories. Step out of your comfort zone and be bold. The best way is to change up your current color palette. Add dashes of color in your pillows or throw blankets. Wallpaper is one of my favorite ways to make a bold and fun statement within any space! Also add accessories that inspire you or bring back your sense of wonder and perhaps memories of your travels. Infuse your space with a vibrant work of art and those that visit will get a sense of your interests and personality!
Remodeling for the New Year can be a lot harder than sometimes depicted on HGTV. So, if you have a home in the Annapolis area that could use some fabulous interior design work, contact us today! www.katieraineydesign.com
Cheers to an inspiring New Year!