As the new year begins, many people make resolutions to better themselves.
That usually includes improving their health, relationships, and finances.
But what about your home? Why not use the start of a new year as an opportunity to give your house a fresh look?
Dave was standing in his kitchen when he noticed that the paint on his cabinets had started to peel off.
He sighed and rubbed his forehead, knowing that this wasn’t what he wanted for himself or others who were looking at him with anticipation.
They all knew Dave’s New Year’s resolution: make my home look new and improved! But how?
He let out a deep breath, realizing that there was no way around it; this would be an extreme project.
Here are some ideas for making your home look new and improved in 2022.
Get New Furniture
Buying new furniture will probably take up a lot of your time and money, but it’s worth it in the end!
Make sure that your furniture is comfortable.
You spend a lot of time on your furniture, so get the most comfortable pieces you can afford.
The seat and back cushions should be firm and also offer support.
It is best to purchase furniture made from durable materials if you are looking for furniture longevity.
Furniture made from metal, hardwood, and exquisite leather will last for years.
New furniture make your home look new and improved and also gives you a new place to sit, sleep, or store your things.
Paint Your Walls
A fresh coat (or two) of paint can do wonders for the appearance of any room in your house.
Give your home a new paint job.
Having your house painted can be expensive, but doing so will significantly improve the appearance of your home.
It is also a great idea to color-coordinate the colors of the trim with the exterior paint of the house.
Painting your home before putting it up for sale can increase its resale value and help attract potential buyers.
Consider changing the colors to something bright and cheerful.
Add a Little Drama to Your Room by Adding Crown Molding
Consider adding crown molding to the top of your walls for a dramatic addition.
That enhances the look of your room and also adds height and sets up a nice frame for your pictures.
You can create a clean-cut look by adding crown molding around all sides of the room.
You could also mix it up with a more natural look by cutting it at angles and letting it blend into your ceiling.
Crown molding has been around for a long time, but it’s making a comeback in new homes and renovations.
The old-world look makes its way onto walls again as an alternative to baseboard trim.
Homeowners are discovering that they can use crown molding in creative ways that make plain rooms seem more dramatic.
Change Your Flooring in The New Year
If your current flooring looks a bit tired or outdated, consider new flooring.
That may be a bit drastic for some, but if you want to update your home, you should consider having all of your carpets wholly redone.
You don’t necessarily have to go with a traditional carpet and tile combination, either.
You can go with something like wood or hardwood floors that are much easier to clean and maintain.
It’s also a great idea to opt for hardwood floors throughout most of your house.
That has become extremely popular, and people realize that they are much better than carpeting when maintaining a healthy household.
When you want to change your decorating style in the home, this is the first thing people will notice when they come into your home, so it must look good!
New flooring can make your new dream home brighter, bolder, and more beautiful than you ever imagined!
Make New Furniture
If new furniture is still too pricey or you want to get what YOU designed, consider making new furniture yourself!
It might sound like a lot of work, but it’s definitely worth the final results. Don’t forget you outdoors too.
One of the best ways to give your home a new look for the new year is to change out your outdoor furniture for something more unique, sleeker, and more stylish.
It doesn’t take much to give your patio or deck a whole new look; get some new cushions or slipcovers for the chairs and couches.
Make sure they match your existing furniture as closely as possible.
Change the Clutter
Cluttered areas of your house can make even the most excellent room look dirty and uninviting.
Take time out of each day to pick up loose items (including clothing that has fallen onto the floor) so that new year resolutions won’t become new year regrets!
Purchase New Appliances for New Year
Appliances can bring new life into your old kitchen.
New appliances such as new fridges, stovetops, microwaves, and dishwashers make cooking fun and efficient for everyone in the house.
Get New Lighting
Replacing old lightbulbs with new ones is a quick and easy way to brighten up any room.
It will also improve your home’s appearance immensely.
Get rid of old lights and put up new ones.
An excellent way to go about this is by using warm lights that bring out the color of the walls.
Using colored bulbs can also give a room a fresh feel.
Hang New Art
Nothing finishes off a new look like new artwork!
Whether you’re looking at new paintings for each room or fresh prints/posters on the wall, contemporary art will compliment all of your hard work by making your home chic & stylish!
If your current doorknobs are looking worn out or you want new ones, new doorknobs in your new dream home is an excellent new year resolution.
That can change the appearance of a home in a dramatic way.
Change The Hardware On Cabinets/Chests
Remove ugly or simply outdated hardware that makes the look of your new dream home not so new & improved.
Are your kitchen cabinets made of steel? If so, consider replacing the old handles with glass or wooden knobs.
If you’re planning on painting your walls white, this is a great time to change out old hardware to match your fresh coat of paint.
Another option is to look for antique handles in thrift stores and flea markets.
They might be rusted or tarnished, but with some elbow grease and spray paint, you can turn them into beautiful pieces for your home.
Get New Bathroom Decor
You can change bathroom decor easily without breaking the bank.
It could be new shower curtains or fresh towels and bathmats that transform your bathroom into a spa oasis.
New bathroom decor will brighten up any room and give you somewhere to relax after a long day!
Add New Kitchen Decor
Kitchen decor can be both fun and functional, so it’s an excellent place to start when renovating your new dream home!
Add new curtains, new placemats, or even new dish towels to give your kitchen a brand new look that you’ll love coming home to every day.
Hang New Pictures
Pictures are an essential part of any room, and they can help brighten up the space and make it feel like home.
Take some time in the new year to find new pictures, prints, or posters.
Hang them on your walls and complete the new look of your home!
Change Your Window Treatments
Curtains, blinds, shutters, and other window coverings can help to add new life to your new dream home.
Take some new year to find new window treatments that reflect your style and add new life to any room!
Get New Rugs for The New Year
A new rug is a great way to bring new life into an old room while keeping it low on cost!
Change your rugs, mats, and carpets because they can be stained or faded after time passes.
You can choose new area rugs, throw pillows, or even just pristine bedsheets for a brand new look, feel, or texture, and pattern than you’ve never had before!
Treat Yourself to Something Nice in The New Year
If you’re feeling brave enough for a little DIY project but don’t have time, money, or energy this month, treat yourself instead!!
It’s a New Year, So Go All New
Don’t be afraid to let go of old stuff you don’t use anymore.
One of the best ways to make your space feel new is by getting rid of old things that no longer work in their intended capacity.
That is because they are taking up valuable real estate in your house.
Repair Damaged Walls as We Enter a New Year
Damaged walls can bring down the appearance of an otherwise perfect room, so repairing them should be one of your top priorities when renovating your new dream home!
Add Some Greenery Inside Your Home
That brings life into your space and gives it a fresh feel.
You can create flower arrangements around the house or buy potted plants at a local store.
Add a few potted or hanging plants, such as spider or snake plants, for a dramatic yet straightforward way to refresh your home.
These hardy houseplants can survive on infrequent watering and even thrive in low light.
That makes them great options for people who don’t have a lot of time to tend to their greenery.
Trees and Shrubs
Trees, plants, and shrubs are excellent additions to any indoor environment.
Now is the best time to plant trees or shrubs this winter.
Trees and shrubs can be expensive and often don’t fit into most budgets.
However, if you can plant them this winter, you will be able to enjoy them for years to come.
Trees and shrubs can help you create a cozy space in the living room or a more calming atmosphere in the bedroom.
Evergreens are a good choice if you’re looking for greenery that will last all year long because they retain their leaves throughout the seasons.
They also provide a natural privacy screen to help separate your property from others nearby.
Good options include spruce, arborvitae, hemlock, and pine trees.
If you have pets, you should also consider adding some greenery around their litter box or kennel, as it can help keep the odor down.
As We Enter a New Year, Add Other Elements of Nature in Your Home
If plants aren’t your thing, try bringing some other elements of nature into your home.
For example, one idea is to bring some colorful rocks into your home.
You can place those rocks in various areas, such as on shelves or tables, and they will give off a rustic look while also serving a functional purpose.
Another idea is to bring in some natural pieces of wood, such as branches from trees or stumps from fallen logs.
You can put these pieces on display in an attractive way, and they will add an organic vibe to any area.
Have an Iced Coffee Maker in The Backyard
When the weather gets cooler, you may want to consider having a coffee maker outside so you can enjoy coffee while it’s cold.
If you are considering doing this, there are a few things that you need to know before you start looking for a suitable machine.
If you’re willing to take the time to find out what you need to know, you’ll be able to choose something that will work well for your needs.
The first thing you need to do is decide what kind of coffee maker will work best for your home.
Several different kinds are available on the market.
You can purchase one that will brew coffee from pods or one where you have to measure out your grounds and add them to the basket.
Some machines come with built-in grinders so that you don’t have to find space for another appliance in your home.
Secondly, when choosing a new coffee maker, think about how often you’ll use it.
If it will get daily use, it’s probably worth investing in a more expensive model with more features and better quality parts.
It would be best to look at how much space is available on your deck or patio where you want to put the coffee maker.
This New year, Make Your Home Look Big Even Though It is Not
One way to make your home look better is to pretend that it is more significant than it is.
You can do that by using a mirror in a very clever way.
The idea is to hang the mirror to reflect a more spacious area of the room and thus make the room look bigger.
If you do this right, it can change the room’s entire appearance.
To make sure that the mirror looks good, follow these steps:
– Find the right spot for your mirror
It should be placed directly across a window to reflect something beautiful outside.
The best place for it could be over your fireplace or even on an empty wall if you have one.
-Choose your mirror carefully
If you use a full-length mirror, it’ll reflect what’s behind you and make the room seem much more significant than it is.
Hang a regular-sized mirror instead and place it at an angle so that some things are visible and others are not.
That makes the room look more expansive than it really is according to Feng Shui principles and will also give you more privacy in your own home.
Use other tricks to make your home look bigger too! If you have them.
Hang mirrors on adjacent walls, and forget about glass ornaments like paperweights!
Another way to make your home look big is to remove any clutter from your yard
Grass and weeds may be something you pride yourself on, but they don’t help sell the look of your home.
Have a clean lawn with trimmed bushes and trees. It makes a world of difference when viewing your home from the street.
Remember to Mow the lawn regularly too. You wouldn’t believe how much a freshly mowed lawn makes your house stand out.
Make sure that you schedule regular appointments for mowing and watering; otherwise, you run the risk of potential buyers associating you with an unkempt yard.
Add Some Kid-Friendly Decorations for The New Year
You need to add some kid-friendly decor to make your home look new and improved as well.
Here are some ideas that you can use to do just that:
Add some kid-friendly decorations –
Your family room should be where all of you can sit around and laugh or play games together.
You can create a fun enough atmosphere for kids by adding a few decorations such as a giant toy box, some pieces of fun furniture, or even a slide.
You can also add things like framed pictures of your family in the room, so they feel connected to the space.
Liven up your walls or bedposts with long-stemmed flowers.
Cut thin plastic tubing into individual stems.
Make sure that there is enough room to tie a ribbon or string around them to stay in place.
Glue the flowers all over your house, with the colorful part facing out. You can also use this technique to bring spring inside during the winter.
If you have kids hanging around, they’re probably full of energy and looking for something fun to do.
If they’re bored, they could accidentally break something in your home or create a huge mess while you’re busy doing other things.
But if you provide them with art supplies, they might be content enough to hang out in one area without wrecking everything else in sight.
This project is super fun, and it lets kids express their creativity while keeping them from wreaking havoc on your home.
They can grab colorful clothespins from any store that sells laundry supplies and paint them any color they like.
This New year, Install A New Mailbox.
Appearance is everything, especially when it comes to your front yard.
As a homeowner, you have the option of adding objects and decorations to your lawn that makes your home look inviting and new.
Getting a new mailbox is one way to give the appearance of an updated home.
Your mailbox also serves as a symbol of respectability, so if you are looking to sell your house, you want to make sure that it is well-maintained.
A well-maintained mailbox shows potential buyers that you care about the upkeep of your property.
Your mailbox is the face of your home.
It’s where your guests and neighbors get their first impression of you, so it’s essential to make sure it looks attractive.
Tips for Choosing the Right Mailbox and Making Sure It Looks Attractive:
It can be a challenge to find the right spot for your mailbox.
If you’re buying a new home, try to select the perfect spot before choosing the house.
It might be in the wrong place after all. If you’re buying a used home, you’ll have to work with what you’ve got.
Be sure that your chosen location is in line with local zoning laws.
You want a mailbox that gives you enough room for outgoing mail and packages without becoming an eyesore.
Some companies make larger mailboxes that act as planters or storage containers for newspapers and magazines or even bicycles and lawnmowers.
If you opt for a compartmentalized mailbox, look for one with a door or lid that will keep dog poop and rain out of the compartments where you put magazines and other items that need to stay dry.
Color Is Everything
You may love bright red mailboxes, but they don’t come across as well in photographs as more neutral colors like black or dark brown do.
And if your neighborhood has covenants that require something other than black or brown (or whatever color matches your house), then stick to those guidelines when choosing a replacement mailbox.
You want your mailbox to match your home’s style, whether that means going traditional or getting something modern.
Add-In Personal Touches in The New Year
This new year make your home look like the best version possible.
The idea is to add personal touches to your space to create that unique look.
If you’re going for a more contemporary look, you can use bold and bright colors.
That way, your room will have a fun and inviting vibe that will make your guests feel comfortable and welcome in your home.
If you’re concerned about safety, place motion-sensing floodlights around your property or consider installing outdoor security cameras with monitoring capabilities.
Floodlights also illuminate dark areas around your home so that you have better visibility in case of an emergency.
It may seem like a hassle at first, but there are plenty of options available when it comes to floodlights that don’t require wiring and installation work!
Update the look of your living room furniture with new throws and pillows or a bold color or pattern on the sofa itself.
You could even swap out some of the smaller items in your kitchen, like tablecloths or vases.
Small changes like these are easy and cost-effective ways to bring some life into your home.
Paint That Ugly Ceiling for The New Year
After the holidays, I am sure many of us are looking at our homes with a bit of dismay.
The gift wrap and tree decorations are down, but all that remains are the memories of last year’s holiday parties and celebrations.
Paint that ugly ceiling! Buy a new paintbrush, take off the old ceiling fans, buy a new fan and mount it on the new brush.
Use your imagination and make it look like you hired a professional to do it.
You will be amazed at how much this can change the room’s appearance.
Some people paint over their old fans to appeal that they bought a new fan when they didn’t spend extra money.
Please do not hire a professional painter, do it yourself!
Since people are giving home exteriors some love and attention, this is a significant step forward, especially since this has not often been the case in the past.
And let’s face it – homes look great when they’re well maintained, which is why it’s remarkable to see so many families working together to make their homes as attractive as possible.
We think 2022 will be an exciting year for homeowners across the country.
Hopefully, we’ve inspired you to get started on a project or two around your house.
There’s no time like the present—after all, 2022 is right around the corner. So what do you say?
Are you ready to makeover a home?