Welcome to 2020! I know we are all probably over the new decade, new year etc etc posts crowding the internet at the moment. I was personally ready to say goodbye to 2019 and all the flashbacks, resolutions and inspo that the end of December seemed to be filled with. In saying that, something I do like to do at the beginning of each year is write a list of ‘Home Goals’ or ‘Home Resolutions’ if you will, to see me into the months ahead. My home goals are never an itemised list to be ticked off one by one, but rather things to be mindful of and take into consideration when decorating my interior for the year ahead. Below are what I wish to work on in 2020.
Be Less Of A Maximalist With Decorating
Although I love the concept of minimalism and incorporate various aspects into my everyday life, I know I can never fully commit to the lifestyle as a whole. I love decorating any surface in my home with a stack of books, potted plant, jar of flowers or candle, which is highly against the minimalism lifestyle. I like to think I sit somewhere in between the maximalist and minimalist spectrum. I throw out or donate anything I do not use regularly and every cupboard in my home is organised to a tee, but I find that my decorating style creeps towards more of a maximalist aesthetic. This year I would like to try and pair back a bit when decorating and embrace more of a minimal/paired-back aesthetic. For example, I recently restyled my coffee table and removed an entire stack of books, tiny decorative items and unnecessary candles. The table now has so much more usable space for anyone to pop their coffee down or place an item on when not in use. Who would have thought a coffee table could be used for resting a cup of coffee on and not just for creating styled vignettes?! This is just one example of a concept I would like to carry throughout the home this year– stay tuned!
Think Through Homewares Purchases More
Working in interior design and constantly consuming home décor, decorating and design content means I see new items to lust over on the daily. This year I want to make a conscious effort to think through homewares purchases before committing to them and try not to make any impulse purchases (unless it is an absolute bargain). I have plenty of decorative items throughout my home that I can interchange and restyle in different rooms to create a whole new look and I need to remember this next time I am out shopping or scrolling online. One of my personal goals for the year is to save a particular amount of money and this means frivolous homewares purchases are unfortunately being cut from the spend budget. But fear not! I am still allowing myself to purchase items for the home that I love and have thought through, just fewer impulse purchases in total.
Save Up For The Big-Ticket Items I Need
My partner and I have been putting up with a tiny sofa and a squeaky bed for far too long and it is time we sorted these things out. Having other priorities means that big ticket items such as these get ignored because they are costly and take time to research in order to find the perfect one. In 2020 I need to start researching, testing out and sourcing fabrics for a new sofa and bed that will suit our needs. I know I will be so thankful to have a larger couch to snuggle on and a bed that actually has a bedhead instead of just a steel frame. If anyone has any suggestions for gorgeous sofas or beds, feel free to DM me on Instagram or comment below!
I am a self-confessed perfectionist and I think I may even have a mild case of obsessive-compulsive disorder (there, I admit it!). This means I’m not the easiest person to live with as I like to have everything in its place and orderly at all times. I really want to try and work on being a bit more relaxed with this and not be so anal about having my home looking 100% on point at all times. I think about the amount of time I spend faffing around the house straightening things up, cleaning and tidying, when I could do it all in one full sweep more efficiently. This is a concept I am going to try and work on in 2020 and to be honest, it may be the hardest one yet!
I hope that 2020 brings you everything that you wish for not only in your home life, but personal life as well. I think it will be a great year for growth, learning and trying new things. Another goal I have for 2020 is to have a more regular blogging schedule on the blog again, so stay tuned for that!
Happy Sunday everyone!