It’s that time of year again where we all sit down and think about our goals for the future. In 2018 I thought I would create some decorating resolutions for myself as a loose guide and something to keep in the back of my mind when decorating. Read on to find out what I will be doing in 2018 – I’d love to hear some of your resolutions too!
1. Don't pay too much attention to trends
I like to think that I don’t follow trends very often but to be honest, I think most of us get swept up in them from time to time. When I see a trend this year I will consciously think to myself ‘does this work with my current interior or do I love it enough to try and make it work?’ Sometimes we get so caught up in being with the trend that we forget to consider if it will actually work with our aesthetic and how we would like our home to look in the bigger picture.
2. Include more greenery in interiors
Plants are my favourite way to add life to a room. Whether it is a cluster of small succulents, a large potted fig or a shelf filled with a range of thriving indoor plants. Sometimes we search for a long time for that missing piece in a room when it could be as simple as adding some greenery.
3. The 'One item in, one item out' rule
The ‘One item in, one item out’ rule has been floating around for years now but I thought it was about time I implemented it into my own home. The rule is as simple as it sounds – When you purchase a new item and bring it into your home you must remove one item that you no longer love or doesn’t serve a purpose.
4. Research and implement smart storage solutions
I vow to do a lot more research on innovative and creative storage solutions for the home. Clutter and unnecessary items would have to be my least favourite thing in anyone’s home. This is why I am always on the look out for new ways to organise and store the essentials.
5. Reignite my love for antiques and vintage pieces
There’s nothing I love more than wandering through an antiques store and finding a hidden gem. With the abundance of interior and home stores at the moment often forget to turn to antique stores when searching for a new furniture piece or homeware item. I encourage everyone to head to a vintage store or have a browse on Gumtree or eBay. Not only is it good for the environment but it can be great for your wallet too!
6. Add more art into the home
In 2018 I would like to add art to more unexpected places in the home. I am thinking bathrooms, toilets, kitchen and hallways. The bathroom and kitchen are not the first place you think of putting art but this year I am going to put them in the forefront of my mind. After all, we do spend a lot of time in these rooms!
These are just some of the resolutions I have for interiors and the home this year. Stay tuned for a 2018 home update and my vision for our new place this year!
Happy New Year!
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