With a new year comes refreshing decorating ideas to spruce things up around your home. Whether you rent or own, it’s easy to breathe new life into your decor. Now, you can perk things up around your home and start the year off with a renewed sense of style.
Inspiring Decorating Ideas For The Year Ahead
Every year, we love refreshing our home decor with decorating ideas from magazines, home decor websites, or the wilds of our imagination. Either way, it’s all good and allows us to develop our decorating style any way you look at it. We love inspiration because it brings us a new and exciting way to look at and enjoy our home decor.
Today, we have six refreshing decorating ideas for you to ponder and gain inspiration for the new year ahead. Plus, we have loads of inspiring images for you to gather some ideas for your home as well.
A Fresh Coat Of Paint To Transform Any Space In Your Home
Of course, you already know how a fresh coat of paint can instantly transform any room in your home. But did you know you can also touch-up your trim and grimy areas as well for an instant perk-up? Every few months, we grab an inexpensive paintbrush and run through our home, touching up the walls and borders. Wow, what an instant refresh!
In the image below, you can see how a fresh coat of paint instantly transform any room in your home. This year, we scheduled a whole house repainting extravaganza! We wish we were that excited about it, but we are looking forward to transforming our home. Of course, we have to choose colors and decide which walls we want to feature using various accenting.
For example, we can choose from wallpaper, Fasade paneling, shiplap, or tiles. When it comes to decorating ideas, painting seems to make the most impact. And if your budget doesn’t permit you to hire professional painters, take one room at a time and DIY!
When it comes to accent walls, shiplap is a great decorating idea and a project you can take on yourself. If you find it too costly, try going with an alternative like Self-Adhesive Distressed Wood Plank Removable Wallpaper. Not only does it look like the real thing, but it’s far less expensive too.
Also, you can create an accent wall using bright, beautiful colors. If you have a small room, a bright color pop will instantly feel welcoming and cheery.
Alternatively, you can paint one wall with a bold pop of color too. Featuring one wall in a room is a great decorating idea and always makes a stunning impression. Think of your walls as your canvas where you are free to explore wonderful options.
2 – Refresh Your Office And Your Desk – Easy Decorating Ideas!
If you work from home, you know how quickly you can grow tired of your surroundings. Now, it’s time for an office and desk refresh! So, what can you do without spending a small fortune? Well, to start, this is what we did. First, we removed all of the hanging art and gave it a good clean. Then, using a template, we redesigned the placement of every piece.
Next, we cleared out every desk and dresser drawer and reorganized all of it. We placed all wires, cords, and miscellaneous pieces into my favorite office drawer organizers. And doing this perked up my desk and made everything neat and organized.
You don’t need to spend a lot to give your office and desk a wonderful refresh! You can also try adding a cute new area rug, some flowers to perk things up, or finally buy yourself that illuminated wireless keyboard you always wanted.
3 – Get Houseplants Even If You’re Afraid Of Killing Them!
Houseplants make your home come alive! If you don’t own any, consider a change of mind. Surprisingly, you can treat your home to some easy-care houseplants. This way, you don’t need to worry about killing them!
For example, we recommend starting with a small houseplant like a Sunset Jade Plant. You’ll find these plants are easy to maintain. And the green leaves feature a magenta edging in the summer, like a beautiful sunset.
You can set a goal to have one in each room of your home, and as they grow and bloom, you can always add more. Also, consider potting your plant in a glass vase. Using a glass vase will brighten up your whole room. We love decorating ideas like these!
Also, if you want to avoid live plants, try using this set of three Artificial Clover and Taro Plants in Clear Glass Vase. This trio features decorative white stones in a clear glass vase. You can use them in your bathroom, bedroom, living room, or kitchen. Then, you won’t have to worry about maintaining them.
Add Pops Of Green To Your Bathroom With Plants
One of our favorite decorating ideas is featuring plants in the bathroom. You’ll see how beautiful green houseplants instantly light up your bathroom. Place one on top of your toilet water tank and another on top of your vanity.
Or you can take it one step further and add one to the floor. Now, when you take a relaxing bath or shower, you’ll bring nature indoors for that perfect Zen moment.
4 – Tackle Clutter Hotspots
Typically, we don’t think of cleaning or organizing when it comes to decorating ideas but tackling them transforms your home. Think of the crafting project supplies and copious amounts of kids toys strewn around. Items like these can quickly turn your abode into a nightmare.
Instead, take one mess at a time and find a solution, except next time, think creatively, like adding decorative baskets. For example, grab all the hats, gloves, and whatever piles up and toss them in a beautiful decorative basket.
We LOVE Wicker Storage!
These stunning Decorative Round Wicker Storage Baskets come in sets of three and feature beautiful braided handles. Now, you can neatly store away your coverlet and decorative bed pillows.
These baskets provide an elegant storage option for laundry rooms, living rooms, and bedrooms. Plus, they are ideal for storing blankets, decorative pillows, towels, clothing, books, and magazines.
More so, you can also place them on a bedside table, closet shelf, bookshelf, desk, or even the floor. It’s those small and practical décor storage solutions that make all the difference.
Wicker Baskets Make The Perfect Solution
Or, if you need more storage space, try these Seaport Wool Blend Storage Baskets. Create a centerpiece or store throw blankets with one of these classic storage baskets.
Crafted from a durable wool blend, these baskets include two wool side handles for easy carrying. You can also choose a single basket for your pet project or order several to create unique displays throughout your farm home. We love the size and color options too!
Plus, you can try using furniture to keep your home tidy like this Sarah-Storage Ottoman. Try placing it at the foot of your bed, in your living room, guest room, or the kid’s room. This way, you can keep messes out of sight and tackle the messy hotspots! And for $156.99, affordable and another thing to add to the list of your decorating ideas!
Fine Tune The Pain Points!
Furthermore, let’s not forget about those toiletries on your bathroom counters. Organize them by product type, who they belong to at home, and be sure and throw away those empties!
If you need, install a wall-mounted shelf or place a wicker basket on the floor. Wherever you decide to put them, cleaning up the clutter makes for a wonderful decorating idea.
Finally, task yourself by making a list of the clutter magnets all over your home. It’s all about fine-tuning these pain points in your home. And you’ll find your everyday cleaning so much easier as well.
5 – Cook Down The Pantry & Revamp Your Cleaning Supplies
For the past year, cleaning supplies were at the top of our list, especially anti-bacterial cleaning and personal products. We have an abundance of these products and realize we don’t need as much as we purchased.
While we still want to disinfect our groceries properly and take safety precautions personally, we have an abundance of these products to sort through.
We decided to do a clean sweep and take inventory of all the products and organize them. Plus, now we know what we need and what we don’t. More so, when you clean out your cleaning supplies to make finding what you need easier for the rest of the year too.
Next, your kitchen pantry needs a revamp too. There are all sorts of stuff lurking in the dark corners of most people’s cabinets—for example, that gluten-free bread mix, canned mussels, and other pantry well-intended items.
Also, make it a point to cook through some of it, and also strive to organize better the staples your family regularly uses. You can now start decanting the things that come in plastic bags and start using upcycled glass jars instead. Plus, think of how awesome it is to see everything you have in your pantry instead of things hiding in dark or deep spaces.
6 – Multipurpose Furniture Decor Trend – Decorating Ideas We Love!
Every year, design trends change, and rightfully so. After all, trends come and go, and we love discovering new decorating ideas to use in our homes. This year, multipurpose furniture takes first place for both our homes and offices.
For instance, many of us use our living rooms as shared office space or as a guest room. Often, rooms in our home can serve double or triple duty. Due to the quarantine, we all need to access our living environments and make the most of every space.
Furthermore, this means ensuring our furniture can serve us efficiently regardless of the situation. Folks buy couches that serve as pull-out beds and offices with day beds to maximum use of every corner.
If you have a small office, you might consider this Diophros Folding Ottoman Sleeper Bed. Instantly, it pulls out into a guest bed and can fit perfectly in tight spaces. We love the features like multi-function, versatile use, sitting, reclining, foot-support and sleeping. Plus, no assembly needed! And this sleeper is easy to store and saves space for when you don’t need it.
If you work from your living room, this TANGKULA Coffee Table Lift Top works perfectly as a work station and instantly transforms back into an adorable coffee table with plenty of room for storage. And you can stow away all your stuff when done!
It’s creative ideas like these that keep our homes comfortable, affordable, and at the cutting edge of exciting new decor trends. We hope you gleaned many excellent and informative decorating ideas for your home or office.