Working out more and eating healthier are excellent changes to make, but we’re putting a different interior spin on our New Year’s resolutions: simple fixes to our home decor. From painting to adding a quick accessory, the Remodelista editors share a few of their plans. Think fun, and best of all, easy!
Above: With a DIY mindset, Alexa is going to make her simple white Ikea sofa “a bit more interesting” by knitting a throw to drape over it.
Above: Not that crafty? A beautifully made wool blanket, such as the Connecticut Blanket (left) or the Lumberman from the iconic Pendleton Mills, adds character (and is a chic way to keep warm in January).
Above: Lydia’s resolution includes recreating these whimsical DIY paper ornaments : “My four-year-old daughter currently inhabits a small, undecorated room in our house. This year I plan to transform her space with a Moravian star installation, using instructions I found on Curbly.” Image via Starcraft on Etsy.
Above: The go-to for a fresh look, a new coat of paint transforms any space. For Sarah’s resolution, she chose a neutral color: “After four months of deliberating a myriad of paint shades, I have decided on Benjamin Moore’s Smokey Taupe. No more excuses: I’m finally ready to paint the interior of my Napa cottage.”
Above: Tidy up: While the actual organizing may not be the easiest, the benefits of creating a clutter-free space to live and work in are endless. Izabella plans to move her husband’s growing collection of books and other finds (“His treasures have taken over our shared office space and library.”) to a new shelving unit. While she has her eye on this Metal Square Stock Console Shelving Unit from Canvas, we also love the clean industrial look of the Rakks Aluminum Shelves (below).
We’d love to know: Do have a piece of furniture or a room you plan to update?
For more inspiration on quick fixes for your interior, check out Remodelista’s posts: Remodelista’s New Year’s Resolutions: For the Home and 10 Easy Pieces: Remodelista Editors’ Office Essentials.