New Year, New Look
New Year, New Look
Ways to Refresh your Home in 2024
We all like to think of the new year as a clean slate, an opportunity to reset and start anew. There are many things that you can do to shake up your ordinary life and routine, ranging from lifestyle and diet changes to a new hobby or change of scenery. If you’re looking for something different, we recommend that you start by focusing on what you can do at home. Sometimes, even making small changes around the house can be enough to revive your space, making it feel fresh and exciting. Read on for some tips on how to redesign or redecorate your space in a way that leaves you feeling more content and comfortable.
Change up your décor
A cost-friendly way to revamp your home is by changing up your accessories. This may involve choosing new pillows, linens and rugs, along with smaller items like candles, vases and coffee table knick-knacks. Accessories can be easily found at a range of stores, like department stores, Kmart, Target, Adairs and Bed, Bath & Table. We also recommend jumping on Marketplace to find hidden gems (disclaimer – we take no responsibility for your inability to stop scrolling…). Go for a different colour scheme if your space allows it – this will really help to change the look and feel of your home.
Add colourful flowers and plants
If you’re looking for a reason to buy a new plant, look no further. Nothing adds more life to a room (literally) than some luscious greenery. If you don’t have much of a green thumb, Bunnings and Better Homes & Gardens have compiled lists of indoor plants that don’t need a lot of TLC, so hopefully they’ll survive your neglect! If you’re not convinced due to your history of regularly killing cacti, then invest in some artificial plants or delicately preserved flowers. Plants and flowers easily add colour and character to your home.
Introducing scents is an incredibly effective way to make your home feel cosy and tranquil. Whether you prefer candles, wax melts or diffusers, choose your favourite fragrances and sit back as your home begins to rival your local Peter Alexander store.
Move your furniture around
This one might seem simple, but moving your furniture around can do just enough to change the feel of a room. Moving pieces between rooms might help you to better utilise the space you have. Furniture isn’t always ideally positioned when you first move in, particularly as you learn more about your needs at home. So, taking some time to move things around can make things easier, more comfortable and more efficient for you. If you’re after some suggestions, there are various room layout/design apps available to lend a hand!
Declutter and clean
Did you skip your spring clean last year? We’re all guilty of collecting things over time, and likely all have some new items hanging around that were given over the holidays. Plus, you’re likely to have spent more time than usual at home over the holiday period, meaning your home may be more untidy or more cluttered than usual. Take some time to go through your house, room by room, and put things away or set them aside to donate. If you have some extra time up your sleeve, we recommend cleaning as you go – wipe down shelves, clean out cupboards and dust hard-to-reach places that you usually don’t have the time to tackle!
Organise, organise, organise
Once you’ve gone through and decluttered your home, you’re ready to put your organiser’s hat on! Invest in some tubs, baskets, jars and other storage containers to help you sort your things. Woman’s Day has some incredibly handy tips on how to easily organise your home, stressing the importance of decluttering first, so that you don’t spend time organising and storing things you intend to get rid of, and don’t spend money on storage containers that you won’t need!
We hope you’ve found this blog helpful in learning about the simple, budget friendly things that you can do to refresh your home without having to make significant changes, and we hope that your home is everything you wish for and more this new year!