There’s just something so invigorating about a brand new year! After taking some time off to rejuvenate with friends and family, a new year is all about new beginnings, setting resolutions and starting fresh. And what better way to bring in the new year than by updating your home environment, to set you up in the best way possible for the months ahead?
While it might not be an option to renovate the entire home (with many of us still recovering from Christmas shopping!), luckily there are a few quick updates that can be easily achieved with great results. From swapping out your textiles to re-arranging your furniture, keep reading for 6 of our favourite ways to update your household for 2018!
Invest in one new key piece
A brand new furniture suite is probably not on the cards, but investing in just one new key piece can make your home feel completely different. It’s amazing what a new sofa or new dining table can do to transform a space - so if you’re due for an update, the new year could be your perfect opportunity.
It may even be something as simple as a statement coffee table, new desk, or console for your hallway. Think about the room in your house that feels the oldest or most dated - this is usually the room that will benefit hugely from a new key piece.
Switch out your textiles
If a new piece of furniture isn’t in the budget, consider switching out your textiles to refresh your living and bedroom areas. Replace your old cushions and throws, rugs or bed linen with updated colours, styles and designs to make your space feel brand new!
You could also re-upholster your existing pieces with updated materials as a cost-effective solution. For textiles in 2018, we’re loving earthy tones, pastels, and modern prints. You can check out our top interior design trends for 2018 for more colour palette inspiration!
Rearrange your furniture
When was the last time you rearranged the furniture in your home? The new year could be the perfect time to switch up your floor plan and move items around to update the look, feel and overall "flow" of your household.
One of our top tips for living room layouts is to move your furniture slightly forward if they are sitting up against the walls - this can actually help the space look bigger and more defined. According to the concept of “feng shui”, rearranging your home can even help to inspire creativity and lift the energy throughout the house, too.
Add personality with artwork
If your home is beginning to feel stale or dated, a new piece of artwork can do wonders when it comes to adding colour, depth and personality into your space.
Choose a piece that ties in with your design style, whether that’s coastal, Scandinavian or something more bohemian. You could opt for one hero statement piece, or a collection of smaller pieces to create your own gallery-style wall. We have some great tips for choosing the perfect artwork on the blog that might help with inspiration!
Refresh your outdoor setting
Here in Australia, the new year means warm months and long summer days - it’s usually when we make the most of our outdoor spaces. A quick update to your outdoor settings such as adding cushions, plants or even introducing a new piece like a hanging chair can make these areas a joy to spend time in during summer!
Make sure any textiles you use outside are designed to withstand the weather, like our range of 3Beaches fabrics - you can get in touch with our team for more information on our outdoor textiles collection.
And finally - your updated home should smell just as good as it looks! Did you know that different fragrances actually have the ability to elevate and uplift our mood? A few scented candles or diffusers scattered throughout each area of the home is the perfect way to set the tone for an amazing year ahead.
If you’re ready to start updating your home for the new year, feel free to drop by our Tweed Heads showroom where our consultants are on hand to make recommendations to suit your requirements. Or, browse our range online to see our new collections - we have ZipPay available too, so you can buy now and pay later.
For some extra styling assistance, you can also book in for one of our in-home interior design consultations - we love working with clients on the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Byron Bay to refresh their homes!