It’s out with the old and in with the new. Why is it that this phrase is bandied around so much in January?
The new year shouldn’t be about self-reinvention – we are all unique, and that’s what makes life so interesting!
And what better way to express our rare personalities than through our homes? Redesign your home to match you, the people, and things you love, to help you blossom in comfort and confidence – at home and away.
Take the Time
It’s easy to rush into redesigning your house – after all, it’s a fun and exciting project. But, like with all new tasks, preparation is paramount. In home redesign terms, refrain from buying furniture until you’ve looked around for the best fit – you don’t want to regret big purchases. Make time to peruse furniture stores on and offline and select the products that best reflect you and your preferences.
Relive Your Youth
Whether it’s the door to Narnia, the box of delights, or the secret garden table set, there are some furniture items that elicit a warm fuzziness whenever we see them. Luckily for us, these days, such items are not just confined to our childhood memories – leading brands like Cotswold Co. supply rustic and timeless wardrobes, bookcases and more to aid us in our imaginative redesigns.
Sanctify Your Space
Your home isn’t just a place to sleep – it’s a sanctuary. So, why not strengthen its healing power with the right layout and design? The right bed will help you relax and rejuvenate; select the right mattress for you, as well as the comfiest linen pieces, and your bedroom will soon become the ideal space for self-renewal.
Additionally, just as Jen Stanbrook explains in Love Chic Living, open areas are key to implementing calmness in your property, so make sure to clear clutter and discover those hidden-away places when redesigning your home.
Develop Your Signature Style
Variety is key to retaining interest, especially when it comes to your home. Your tastes and preferences will no doubt change over time. That’s why it’s important to make a mental note of brands and styles that appeal to you as time goes by. In doing so, you will know where to look upon your next home rejuvenation. Doing this regularly will result in a home that always reflects your tastes and personality.
It doesn’t just benefit your relaxing opportunities – experienced interior decorators and contributors to Real Simple promote the benefits of personalisation to productivity, using home offices and workspaces for examples.
Remember the Little Things, too…
A new bed, wardrobe and table are all necessary – and fabulous – facets of a home re-branding. But let’s not forget that the small things almost always convey the strongest message. After laying out the bedroom, sorting out the dining area and generally reinvigorating your home, embellish it with meaningful items and trinkets. Adorn the house with pieces that conjure your happiest moments and find your mood brightening whenever they catch your eye.
A home redesign does not have to be a stressful task – it is a creative, expansive journey that helps us understand our preferences and, ultimately, ourselves better. Use this opportunity to respond to what you want, and you will reap these benefits.
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