We believe that your “new year, new you” resolutions can extend far beyond gym memberships and implementing new routines. It can also be applied to your home. In fact, a new calendar year can be an opportunity to look at the rooms of your dwelling in an entirely new light.
With this sentiment in mind, we decided to round up five easy-to-follow interior design resolutions for 2019. Like any resolution, there’s no need to tackle them all at once, but we do suggest implementing one or two in order to give your home a fresh look for the new year.
1. DECLUTTER AND EDIT
‘Don't wait until spring to purge items you no longer use. "January is a great month to edit our decor and tackle the clutter that may have accumulated over the past year," shares designer Sophia Reay. "Clear the canvas, so to speak. Sometimes taking away from a space is all the freshening up it needs." By eliminating the items that you no longer love, you create room for ones that you do.'
(Photo Credit: Stacey Brandford via Canadian Living)
2. CLEAN UP THE KITCHEN
"Simple, monochromatic kitchens have had a good long run, so we will be gravitating toward making a little more impact in their kitchens, whether that's with bolder color choices or graphic tiles. Either way, I predict we will be seeing more pop and punch in kitchens!" says Amy Sklar of Sklar Design
(Photo Credit: Elle Decor)
3. GO GREEN
'Container gardening and other indoor greenery décor has been big for a while now and stylist Alessandra Wood expects the trend to just keep getting bigger. “2019 is all about layering them,” she says. She suggests bringing natural textures into the home by incorporating jute rugs or storage baskets, rattan chairs, or woven wall-hangings, as well as plants.’
(Photo Credit: Modsy via Real Simple)
4. REARRANGE YOUR FURNITURE
'The concept of rearranging furniture in a room is something many of us associate with our childhoods where we’d request to mix up our bedroom, moving the bed to a different wall and your wardrobe to another. The reason for it was to welcome a change into our personal space, to breathe fresh life into a layout we’d become accustomed to and to awaken the mood. This same mentality applies to our grown-up selves, but often feels like too much effort. If you can muster the energy though, choose one room in your home and reconfigure its furniture arrangement. Not every room will lend itself to the opportunity, but those that do will feel like an entirely new space once you’ve finished playing with its layout and zones.’
(Photo Credit: Catherine Kwong via LuxDeco)
5. GO PRO
It’s something to think about if you haven’t already done so. Hiring an interior designer is a smart decision if you’ve invested a good bit of money into your home and want to be able to showcase it to look its best.
If you’ve never thought about it before, hiring an interior designer is a smart decision for many reasons and they truly serve a purpose for everyone. Whether you are a home or business owner, or a contractor, realtor or brand manager looking to revamp or completely makeover the interior design of any property, an interior designer provides the professional guidance and expertise, along with direct access to the best suppliers and related professionals, that always saves time and money for any project.
Ultimately, interior design is an art that will only enhance your space and the quality of your life in the space. Hiring a professional raises the level of that experience and makes your house a home.
The Lush Interiors team takes great pride in delivering quality design work and has established many long term client relationships. We offer understated design elegance, simplicity and quality to support a distinct and comfortable lifestyle or brand image and maintain a constant commitment to offering the highest level of service for interior design in Calgary.
We are proud to say that we have been rated as one of the top three design firms in Calgary based on reviews. In addition, our designer Charlene Threatful won silver for interiors Over $100K in the DDA Canada Decorating & Design Competition which is an annual competition that celebrates Canadian decorating and design excellence.
Given all this information will you consider applying one of these resolutions to your home this year?