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5 Design Tips to Get Your Home Ready for 2019

Written by Posted On Saturday, 12 January 2019 11:09

Are you ready for 2019?  Amidst all the Holiday celebrations and time with family, it can be easy to forget about the need to ready your home for the coming year. Get your home ready for the coming year with these 5 design tips. Take on the year just as it begins!

  1. Clean Up a Bit

One of the first things to consider for home design in the coming year is the need for a clean slate. Cleaning the home is a regular occurrence for any homeowner, but deep cleaning endeavors often do not get accomplished during the hustle and bustle of the season. Take a day to relax and look around your home and really look at your furnishings. A good deep cleaning will bring back vibrant colours bringing renewed exuberance to your space. Where it is true that buying all new furnishings is an option, it is not always in the budget, so before heading out to the furniture store for a new room full of furniture, simply try deep cleaning what you already have.

  1. Add in Extra Colour

Winter can be a drab time of year and some people even get drastically depressed during this time of year. The holidays are over and they are faced with an entire year of possibilities. Do not get depressed. Allow colour to speak into your soul. Something as simple as a few new vibrant throw pillows or area rugs will add a spark and a bit of extra comfort to your space. Colour has a positive affect on human moods and surrounding yourself with colours that you love will perk up your spirit a bit.

  1. The Need for Warmth

Even if you have a working central heating unit, homes can sometimes feel quite cold. What you need is a stove. People are often put off by the thought of a bulky stove, but new designs are quite design friendly. Stoves are smaller than traditional units and come in a range of colours as well. The warmth of a wood burning stove or gas stove, depending on your preference is much more enjoyable than marginally warm air escaping heating vents of a central unit. Wood burning and gas stoves maintain radiant heat to warm even the largest of homes efficient. Best of all, they look great in any style home. If you want your home to be warm and beautiful for 2018, invest in a gas or wood burning stove straight away.

  1. Get Inspired by Nature

Today, people are becoming more in tune with the world around them. They are getting inspired by nature and you should too. Invest in furnishings that reflect nature’s beauty. Deep woods in a home bring a comfort that is unmatched by many of the more futuristic designs seen today. Nature inspiration does not have to mean that every piece of furniture has to be deep wood, but rather small accents around the home. Some ideas include wood frames for mirrors and pictures, or even artistically inspired, handcrafted wood base tables featuring glass tops to show off the piece. Adding a bit of art into your furniture is always encourage no matter what year it is.

  1. Separate Spaces

One of the best ways to get the most out of your home design this coming year is to set apart specific spaces with certain needs. It is easy to simply utilize a room for one use by placing furniture around a central location, but even in one room, there needs to be specific spaces for multiple use options. The beauty of this design process is that it allows for everyone to be in the same room at once, yet accomplish more. Try separating a small reading area with a comfortable chair and small side table. A bookshelf in the area will ensure that everyone knows that this is a space to enjoy a good book. There are many different things you can do to properly separate a room to keep your family from venturing off to other parts of the home.

The key ingredient for designing your home for 2019 basically comes down to your individual comfort. Your home should reflect your style and what you love, so go ahead and get a little creative with the décor. There are no right or wrong answers with design. Use these 5 design tips for 2019 as your jumping off point for a spectacular new year in a home you can relax and enjoy life in. Happy New Year!



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