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Easy Ways to Refresh Your Home

After the clutter and indulgence of the holidays, it’s nice to start the New Year in a calm, clear and positive frame of mind. Coming home to a beautiful and well-designed home is one way to boost your mood and give you the fresh perspective needed to accomplish all the resolutions you wish to achieve. Here are four easy and inexpensive ways to refresh your home for the New Year.

Clear space, clear mind

January is a great time to declutter all the rooms and surfaces that got out of control during the holidays. Start with the functional rooms — kitchens, bathrooms, dining spaces — and make sure you have enough shelving and storage to hide away the essentials. Bring order to chaos by editing your collectibles and letting go of the stuff you don’t use anymore. A clear environment reduces the strain on your senses and allows you to think more creatively.

Introduce color

It’s been said time and time again that paint is the easiest, most inexpensive way to transform the look of your space. And it’s a new year, so lighten up! Muted blues, serene greens and blush pinks will evoke the optimism of spring. For those craving simplicity this New Year, you can’t do better than minimal, beautiful white for a timeless, peaceful scheme.

Spring-forward furniture

With plenty of home furnishingsfinancing options available, purchasing new furniture is a wallet-friendly way to reinvigorate a room and get rid of some of the seen-better-days items you no longer love. Introducing just one statement piece will really give your room a pop, and who knows? It may inspire you to keep making positive changes throughout the year.

Lighten up your accessories

Swapping out your heavy fabrics for light and airy textiles can really brighten up a room. Consider replacing throws, blankets, comforter covers, towels and lamp shades — even the dog bed— for the season’s new fabrics, perhaps in a floral pattern. If you are replacing curtains, consider purchasing an open weave, such as chiffon or organza, to really let in the light.

Ready for your home to look its best? We can help finance a variety of home furnishings including furniture, bedding, lighting or curtains.

Sources:

http://www.housebeautiful.com/room-decorating/colors/g1237/soothing-healing-paint-colors-0612/?slide=1

http://www.bhg.com/decorating/do-it-yourself/room/freshen-your-home/