You spent most of your days last year in the comfort of your home, just like anybody else, and there’s no better way to welcome this year than sprucing it up to a whole new level! It’s the perfect opportunity for you to rearrange your furniture, repaint your walls, deep clean the house, and make significant renovations to make way for the newest interior design trends in 2021.
Here are some of the best ways to freshen up the look of your home:
1. It’s Time To Upgrade The Kitchen
One of the best project ideas this year is to start a kitchen renovation project. With the ongoing pandemic situation, people spend more time inside homes with families than outdoors. Although the use of food service delivery has been in demand today than ever before, it’s true that people still prefer preparing and consuming homemade food than dining out for the day. In fact, many have strived to learn how to cook, bake, grill, etc. during the lockdown period. Renovating the kitchen area will make way for neater and hygienic cooking sessions. You can also change the kitchen layout and make it an open space so that you and your family can bond and cook together. Make sure that you have enough space for all your cooking utensils, appliances, cabinetry, storage, and pantry area. A larger island area is also suitable for a new kitchen look as it provides you extra countertop and dining space at the same time!
2. Create A Home Office
Some professionals transitioned from working in the usual office setting to a “work from home” setup due to the pandemic. By creating a specific working space inside the house, you’ll be able to remain productive, focus on your work, and be spared from the tempting invitation of your bed. You can convert an unused guest bedroom or den to a designated work area or set up a desk station on the other free areas of your home. As much as possible, locate your desk far from the bed if you would set it up inside your bedroom.
It’s also best to fill the space with decorative pieces that help inspire you to work. You can create a mood board, corkboard, pegboard, or a wire grid to put on the wall. Through this, you can put up your to-do lists, your favorite photos, quotes, goals, and other trinkets that remind you to work hard for your wants and needs. Choose a table size that will fit all your working equipment without looking cluttered and cramped. It’s also relevant to use ergonomic working equipment such as:
- standing desk,
- wrist rest,
- chair mats
- keyboard and mouse, and
- other materials to help you stay comfortable despite the long hours of work.
3. Repaint The Walls
Repainting the walls can help change the overall look of the house! To celebrate the new year, you may repaint some house areas with the Pantone colors of the year 2021. Yellow and gray are the year’s prominent colors, and you can use them in different ways. If you want, you can use them as your accent color for one of your walls. Yellow is a great choice if you’re going for a bright, colorful ambiance for the home, and gray is better if you want a monochromatic, minimalist feel for the area. They are not only great for the living area but also for personal rooms. You can definitely use these colors if you’re also planning to spruce up the look of the master bedroom, kids’ bedroom, or even the guest bedroom. Other areas you can repaint also include the powder room or vanity area, bathrooms, kitchen backsplash, house trims, and the laundry area. However, if you have a personal choice of colors, that would be great as well. Choose the tone and shade that will best suit your taste for your home. If you’re uncertain, you can take several samples and do sample swatches to see if they suit your walls.
4. Add Statement Pieces
If you want to change the decorations in your home, look for some statement pieces. You can go for accent chairs, unique artworks, textured walls, vintage furniture pieces, and other decorative furnishings that will pop out in your space. If you’re opting for artworks, there are many artists you can find that sell different kinds of crafts. You can go for art prints, posters, paintings, or even sculptures to add to your home. The type of statement piece you will get all depends on the kind of aesthetic that you have. If you have a minimalist design, going for a simple pop of color such as yellow, blue, or green on accent chairs can help bring just the right amount of color to the space.
5. Make Way For Outdoor Spaces
It’s the perfect time to make the most out of your outdoor spaces! If you have a huge backyard space, you can turn it into an entertainment area for you and your family. It’s the best project for those who miss being outdoors. You may also turn it into an outdoor grilling station for barbeque sessions, a play area for kids, or even build a deck for sightseeing if you have beautiful scenery around you. If you have the budget, you can also opt to build a backyard pool that you can enjoy for the summer season! If you love gardening, you can turn your backyard into your own jungle. You can make a beautiful outdoor layout with different plants, trees, and flowers. You can also plant some herbs and edible plants if you’d like to start your mini-farm.
6. Welcome Indoor Plants
Speaking of plants—you may also bring them in! One of the biggest trends that have been happening lately is using plants to liven up homes. More and more people have been adding indoor plants to their homes as a hobby and to have additional decorative aspects to their space. Indoor plants provide enough green for the home and help purify the air, which can benefit you and your family! They also give a sense of connection between the indoors and the outdoors.
Some of the best plants for starters include:
- Snake Plants
- Aloe Vera
- ZZ Plant
- Peace Lilies
- Chinese Evergreen
- Fortune Plant
- Golden Photos
You just have to find the perfect kind of plant for your space and how much time you can spend to maintain them.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to sprucing up your home! Let your imagination and goals for your house drive you towards the best look. Find the ambiance you want for your home and do your renovating projects as best as you can. Focus first on areas that need care and attention the most and make your way throughout the entire space.