Refresh Your Space
There’s a significant emphasis on personal growth and transformation every New Year, thanks to the ever-popular “New year, New me” mantra. In addition to leveling up yourself, you may want to hit the refresh button on your home. Of course, there are always tons of fancy furniture and home decor online and in-store. But we’re big fans of rolling up our sleeves and getting our hands dirty.
For some extra fun, why not use this as an opportunity to flex your DIY muscles?
Whether you’ve just moved into a new place or you’re zoning out from staring at the same four walls year round, here are a few DIY projects to help refresh your space.
Display a DIY Vision Board
For the ultimate motivation, create a vision board—a collage of images that showcases all of your dreams, desires, and goals. Choose any images that inspire you and help you visualize and attract the future you want. These can be anything from outfit inspos, to luxury apartment interiors, to exotic locations you’d like to visit someday. As long as the photos motivate you to work towards your ideal self, you’re doing it right.
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Your vision board could be anything you want it to be. Make it aesthetic like the image above, or simply make a Pinterest Board of what you want your spaces to look like.
Shop Your Own Backyard
Or, if you don’t have a yard, take a walk in the woods. As home and DIY Instagrammer Sourya Venumbaka suggests, “A great no-cost way to refresh your home is by foraging! Go for a nature walk, clip some greenery (not from private properties of course), and stick them in vases you already own to add some life to your space.” Even things as small as pinecones look beautiful displayed in fun bowls on the coffee table. Like the vision board idea? Use a tree limb with the clip curtain rings to hang your visions from.
Swap Out Throw Pillows and Blankets
Home Instagrammer Debbie Mackenzie says this is one of her favorite ways to “breathe fresh air” into her space. “Over the last few years, I’ve been collecting these accents, and now when the seasons change, I make a point to swap them out,” she adds. “By regularly changing them, they feel new and fresh every time I pull them out and it doesn’t cost me anything.”
Hang Wall Art or Photos
Take a good look at your walls. Are there bare spots you can liven up with art?
Check out garage sales in your area, local antique stores, or your local classifieds paper, like Get Local, for deals on wall art that captures the essence of your “New year, New space” or to find new frames to give your photos and artwork new life.