Happy New Year! We love it when the clock strikes midnight on December 31st because when a new year begins, it ushers in new opportunities and a lot of potentials to succeed and change for the better. To help people get on that bandwagon, people set goals and resolutions that will help them implement lifestyle changes. And whether they stick to them or not, they set intentions and help pave the way to a better future.
Given that it’s finally 2019, we have a challenge for you. This year, alongside your resolutions of hitting the gym or taking more trips, how about you create a resolution that is centered around your home? Your home is an extension of you and your lifestyle, so it deserves some attention too. We want to help you get started on creating your own, so below are 5 of our favorite new year’s design resolutions that you can put into your home in 2019. We hope you love them as much as we did!
Design your home with a narrative in mind
This year, instead of following the latest design trends and what you think will be fashionable, think about the story you want to tell about you and your family and do it through your home aesthetic. No one has the same background or story, so it’s imperative that you make yours known through more than your family photos and memorabilia. We recommend adding small pieces that show your personality and style to start out with and then adding more and more until you get your design just right. You’ll love the finished look!
Make your home a place you can slow down and enjoy
Self-care has been a huge theme during the last year and going into 2019, it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. This year is yours and you should do everything in your power to make it a successful one, but it’s also important to make time to make sure you’re taking breaks to spend with your loved ones and spend with yourself. Design your home so that it is a place where you can truly wind down and find comfort in. Incorporate areas that you can find comfort in so you can recharge your batteries and prepare for the year ahead.
Create a design that is environmentally conscious
More and more, people are turning to companies that are conscientious about the impact they are making on the environment with their products. This trend is slated to continue, so if you do opt to redesign a space this year, why not decreased your carbon footprint at the same time? Consider incorporating eco-friendly fabrics and textures or find upcycled pieces instead of something that is brand new. Sustainability is the key, so do some research to find some great alternatives for your home.
Take design risks and don’t hold back from your vision
Often, people lean towards simplicity. And while that is beautiful and great for many aesthetics, it can also stifle creativity and miss the mark for someone’s ultimate vision. This year, we want to support your resolution for going bold and taking a risk with your design. Life is too short to not produce the design you want, so take this golden opportunity to go outside of your comfort zone.
Take the time to redesign a space
We all have those rooms in the house that we want to redesign and repurpose, but for whatever reason, we never find the time to actually get it down. Consider 2019 that time. Set aside a few weekends to draft, plan, purchase, and execute all the elements of your new room. Trust us on this – you’ll be glad you finally took the leap!
From all of us at Joybird, we hope you have a productive and fruitful new year!