New Year. New ideas. New projects. With every beginning there is suddenly so much space for new, fresh ideas, plans and projects. It would be a pity not to use it, right? The weather is cold, it is dark too early and it’s pretty difficult to find things to do every day until it’s time to go to sleep. If you’re running short on good books that you got for Christmas and need something to do for these boring winter months, maybe it’s time to refresh your home.
There are so many things you can change, update or redesign in your house or apartment, starting in the kitchen and ending in the bedroom. Sometimes changing the sheets or cushions can be enough to make you feel new and different, other times it wants a bit more. How about painting your door, changing the decorations in the living room, hanging out new shelves or redesigning the bathroom? There are no bounds to the imagination and you can let yours run wild, too.
If you need a start-of-the-year cheer-up, try painting your bath or kitchen cabinets a happy bright color – yellow, blue or green. A project like this gives you more energy and endorphines than a big chocolate and a glass of wine combined 🙂 If you still have some free walls in your home, there are also a million things you can do with them. You can go crazy with a beautiful wallpaper, paint it a lovely popping color and add some character to the room, or add some creative shells, photo frames or pictures to the blank space.
Maybe there’s some old furniture in your backyard that you have no idea what to do with. Well, if it’s the right piece, you might find yourself in the middle of a one-of-a-kind DIY project that will be the envy of all your friends. How about cutting the old bathtub in half, painting it blue or pink and adding some cushions to create a brand new impossibly cool sofa? If I had one somewhere in my garden right now, I’d be already holding a saw in my hands 🙂
New Year is a perfect time for new beginnings and fresh ideas. Let your imagination run freely and give your home a breath of fresh air, too.
PS: Tell me what your first plans for 2015 are guys!