The new year often brings about new goals and a renewed passion for life. Even if your resolutions have fallen off the wagon, this year, invest in your space and resolve for a better home. Through cleaning, decluttering and creating a mindful space, you can enter this season with a fresh perspective.
Resolve to: cultivate a clean home
Life gets busy and cleaning gets away from us all. During the winter, it’s especially important to stop seasonal illness with a regular cleaning schedule. One of the easiest ways to do this is by integrating cleaning into your everyday routine! Wiping down the bathroom counter while brushing your teeth and cleaning as you cook consolidates the cleaning process and adds up to a major difference in your home.
Resolve to: better the planet
When it comes to household products, there is rising awareness of toxic chemicals and wastefulness. Be mindful of the toxins you’re bringing into your home and consider making the change to natural cleaners, detergents and products. Invest in long-lasting supplies like reusable cloths and glassware to replace paper towels and flimsy plastic containers and you’ll be on your way to sustainable living.
Resolve to: clear your space, clear your head
Marie Kondo rose to popularity a couple of years ago with her advice on decluttering and minimalism. Kondo suggests that you remove items that don’t “spark joy” in your life as a way of pairing down your possessions. By reducing the items in your space, you remove distractions and clutter and make a more welcoming home. If you find yourself holding on to random goods, lean into modern style and give everything a home in a designated basket, drawer or decorative box.
Resolve to: do more with decor
Homeowners all around are finally breaking out of trends and embracing the personal style of their homes. Whether it’s texture, color, print or art that speaks to you, your home should be a reflection of who you are and how you want others to feel in your home. Woven blankets and neutral tones evoke a calm and clean environment while bright colors and bold art bring energy to visitors. This year, tune into yourself and design the home your heart desires.
Resolve to: have fun with furniture
Spaces have just as much an impact on our behavior as we have on them so, this year, consider the personality of your space and your goals for its use. If you want guests to feel cozy in your home, integrate muted cool tones, (blue, lilac and green) to generate energy, consider bright colors. If you want to create an area for gathering, orient livingroom furniture to face inward rather than toward the television, creating an intentional conversation space. Designing a home with intention starts with a vision of what your home experience should be and mindful choices now will start a year of new enjoyment.
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