Home Decorating Goals for the New Year

At the start of every year, most people feel engaged and inspired to spice up their homes with decorations. Old decors should go and be replaced with tasteful accessories for a fabulous-looking personal sanctuary. Mixing comfort and style does not have to be difficult. Here are some home decorating goals you can work on this 2016.


1. Organize storage spaces.

Removing clutter at home is one of the best ways to start so you can have a clearer big picture on what you want to achieve. First on the agenda is streamlining storage spaces. The good thing is that you don’t need to purchase anything. By just rearranging and reorganizing your stuff, improving the ambiance is possible.

Mountains of books placed in a bookcase and collections in the china cabinet accumulated through the years are home decorations on their own—and they need to be purged. To make them visually appealing, get rid of items that don’t belong. You can also sell the entire cabinet that just occupies a large part of the room if it’s not really of good use.

2. Complete the guestroom with style.

Have a plain and boring guestroom? Spare some time to design it with artsy features. Replace the bedding and wall décor and aim for natural and soft colors to inspire a cozy feel. This is a good chance to experiment with do-it-yourself wall arts and projects. Score vintage furniture from garage sales and online shops and remodel them in your free time. If this room has not been occupied for a long while, make sure to hire pest control services to treat unwanted pests so guests can just relax and stay in trouble-free.

3. Add plants.

Plants are great decorative pieces that can add unmistakable living beauty that makes your home breathe clean air and bring in new energy at the same time. Many people are not too comfortable with the idea of growing indoor houseplants since they think plants are hard to maintain. If you are not so confident in picking, potting, and caring for plants, know that there are gorgeous indoor blooms that are classified as easy growers. Orchids, ferns, spider plant, English ivy, and rubber tree are fine examples.

4. Try color-blocking.

Color-blocking was a big trend in 2015 in the world of fashion. You can definitely use the same principle with home decorations to spruce up interior design. For the widest contrast possible, pulling out a bold color for accents can freshen the room’s ambiance. Pick a color in the room and its opposite or complementary color based on the color wheel.

If you are nervous about your ability to carry this off, start small by updating the look of your space following the concept of color-blocking on rugs, table runners, pillow cases, carpets, shower curtains, and bedsheets. Lime green, lemon yellow with bright red—why not? 2016 is a great time for fun.

5. Replace all light fixtures and doorknobs.

Light fixtures and door knobs are relatively small things at home that go mostly unnoticed. However, these are also two of the most important items that are practical and have large opportunity to be well-designed. Updating them can go a long way in adding value and creating a difference in your space.


Most people have a list of New Year’s resolutions and one of the things that’s most often found is home decorating. Home décor goals could mean completing unfinished projects from the previous year or trying out something that you have never done before. It’s a great time to embrace changes and step outside of your comfort zone when it comes to style and home interior design.

Author Bio

Randolph Hoover and his family were originally from San Diego California but he is currently studying Business Administration in Umea University in Sweden. Aside from being a student, He also helps his parents with their home maintenance business in their home in Umea. He is also one of the marketing guy for Topbest.

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