Realistic New Year Resolutions For Your Home (Tips From a Furniture Store)

At the beginning of the new year, it’s a common practice to come up with resolutions– whether they be realistic or not. For example, many people set a goal to replace the furniture in all of their bedrooms by next year. Or, they set a goal of renovating their whole downstairs before the next holiday season. While setting goals is an excellent idea, it’s also important that your goals are realistic, obtainable, and affordable. After all, you don’t want to end up disappointed that you didn’t finish all the projects you had hoped to or over budget. So, in this blog post, we are going to use our expertise as a furniture store to help you set realistic New Year Resolutions for your home this year.

Why Set New Year Resolutions For Your Home in the First Place?

New Year resolutions normally focus on health, relationships, and business goals. But, New Year resolutions for your home are becoming more popular. The idea of hygge, a Danish concept that promotes warmth and comfort in the home, has influenced many people to set goals around their home. With several books and YouTube videos highlighting this concept recently, more people have chosen to invest in their comfort. This can be done by adding warmer tones, using wood furniture, and using softer textiles in your space.

Without the concept of hygge in consideration, people are spending more time at home today, so they are prioritizing their at-home environment. Anything that was on the backburner to get done around the home is now a top priority. So, what better way to ensure you get everything done than to set goals? A New Year resolution to improve your space, however you may wish to, can keep you accountable and motivated.

New Year Resolutions For Your Home
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New Year Resolution Ideas For Your Home

Overall, the best New Year resolutions for your home are the ones you have been hoping to get to. Everyone has a list of things they would like to do around their home but haven’t had time to address them. This may be something as small as repotting a plant or something as big as buying a new dining room set. Whatever it is, write down all of the things you have been wanting to get to. If you would like to hold yourself accountable based on time, write down the date you would like to finish the project. Other than those tasks, consider the following New Year resolutions for your home.

Repaint and Refinish Your Walls or Cabinets

Many people hope to finish large projects like renovating their entire kitchen or living room quickly. However, this is a very large project that can be costly. If you know a major renovation isn’t realistic for you this year, consider sticking to painting and refinishing. Painting your kitchen cabinets or refinishing your antique hutch can be exactly what your space needs to change its feel. You can also repaint a room to make it feel brighter, warmer, or more unique. Thankfully, both of these are very inexpensive home improvement methods, so you have more freedom to achieve this resolution.

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Work on the Exterior of Your Home

Although you may be spending more time indoors if you are working from home today, the exterior of your home is still important. Consider making the exterior of your home a space where you can knock out work tasks. You can use an outdoor table and bench for your workspace. If you have issues working from home, being outside can help you from feeling less stir crazy. Or, if you prefer to work indoors, you can plant a vegetable garden that can help you save money on groceries and teach your kids how to garden. Additionally, you can repaint your shutters so they look brand new.

Invest in New Furniture

One of the easiest ways to change the feel of your home is by buying new furniture. Having a great furniture piece such as a modern sideboard or brand new king-size bed can make a space feel completely different. So, if you are trying to achieve hygge, or if you are just trying to upgrade your furniture this year, consider investing in new furniture. It may be best to invest in custom furniture if you are trying to make a big impact on your space. A custom furniture piece will suit your unique home perfectly, and you will have a one of a kind piece!

Buying new furniture items is often less expensive than renovating a portion of your home. Not to mention, this is a great New Year resolution for your home because it doesn’t take time on your part. Once you make your purchase and get the piece delivered, you’re done!

If you have a resolution of investing in solid wood, custom furniture, shop our furniture store’s collection. We offer pieces for every room and every style. Our team makes every item in our Kansas City showroom by hand. Shop our collection today to reach your New Year resolution for your home!

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