With the holiday season behind us, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by “all the things” we were given and purchased over the past few months. Our homes tend to collect so much more during the last few months of the year that we look toward January 1st with resolve to put away the holiday decorations, straighten up and create a stress free environment in the place where we spend the most time. Here are a few simple tips for refreshing your home decor this new year (without purchasing a bunch of new things!).
Declutter and Organize
Before introducing anything new to your space, go through your entire home and donate items you no longer need or use. If you haven’t used it, worn it, or thought about it over the past year, get rid of it. There are plenty of donation sites near Elizabeth, Colorado that redistribute home goods, clothes, and accessories to people in need. Check out Donation Town to find a charity nearby that will pick up donated items.
Add Bright Artwork
Sometimes refreshing wall decor is all a space needs to feel enlivened and different. Find local artists to support to keep your community vibrant and thriving. The Front Range of Colorado is home to so many talented burgeoning painters, graphic designers, and photographers that you’ll be able to source an abundance of awesome finds.
Bring Life Indoors
Wintertime in Colorado can fluctuate between beautiful and dreary. Add some greenery to your space and literally breathe life into your home by adorning shelves, tables, and empty corners with house plants. Not only are they beautiful to look at, but they can actually help clean the air in your home. Indoor plants are proven to bring mental relief and instantly brighten up any space. Instead of shopping for indoor plants from a big-box store, consider visiting your local nursery like Plum Creek Garden Market.
Rearrange the Furniture
Sometimes rearranging the stuff you already have can refresh an entire room! There is an art and thought-process to creating a welcoming and relaxing space. Certain pieces of furniture are representative of larger ideas, like the dining room table as a place to connect, or the living room couch as a place to recharge, together. Check out these simple Feng Shui tips for arranging each room of your home to invite peace and harmony in.
It’s safe and easy to select neutral tones for our entire home, but too much beige can feel drab and lack character. Introduce pops of color by finding unique, hand-woven rugs or interesting throw pillows to spruce up the living room. Kitchen towels, counter-top appliances, or cabinet hardware offer other easy places to play with colors. Buy some new bedsheets in a funky pattern or swap out your duvet for something lively. There are so many quick ways to inject a bit more life into your space without making it feel cluttered or chaotic.
We invest a lot of time, energy, and money into our homes. We select a home close to nature, in a peaceful neighborhood that allows us to feel safe and rooted. Purging old, outdated or damaged items in your home and replacing them consciously with thoughtful, locally-sourced pieces is one of the quickest ways to breathe new life into any space.
Looking for a home that offers peace, tranquility, and an oasis away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life? Independence Neighborhood in Elizabeth, Colorado, is thoughtfully designed to connect its residents with each other and the great outdoors. Contact us today to learn more.