Christmas is over, and the theme of the week is ORGANIZATION. By now, you’ve likely loaded up the large bags of paper and taken them to the trash. Family members are heading back to their homes, and you’re left looking around your home identifying those rooms, corners or walls that you’re ready to update and organize to prepare your home for a fresh start to a new year.
At City Home Center, the beginning of the year is a big time for us to help our customers make changes – big and small – to their homes to make for better living spaces. Spring is also an ideal time to sell your home, so if you’re planning to move, or just want to make it more livable in 2019, we have several suggestions for you. Check out these simple tips to spruce up your home this year.
We may be stating the obvious here, but decluttering is the very first step to a more organized, cleaner home. Go through each room one by one and look for areas that seem to attract clutter. Consider donating or throwing away anything that doesn’t serve a specific purpose and minimize your decorative items as much as you can to create a more appealing space.
Does it feel like your home is caving in on you sometimes? If so, moving the clutter to shelving is a great way to draw the eyes away from the clutter. While shelving at any level is a great way to create cleaner, brighter spaces, for main areas and larger spaces, we recommend keeping shelves shoulder height and higher to draw the eye up. For laundry room or mud rooms, we love shelving at any level.
There’s no better time than the new year to go for that fresh coat of paint. This can be for a room or even kitchen, bathroom or laundry room cabinets. If you’re unsure of color, go for a neutral like Valspar’s Du Jouror Gravity– two of our favorite neutrals that can be used in any space.
New light fixtures are also a great way to freshen up a space. If you’ve been wanting to make a change to a room but haven’t had a big budget, you’ll find that lightening the room up and giving it some drama with a unique fixture can make a huge difference for a relatively small investment. We also find that new fixtures give us all the warm and fuzzies and make a room feel brand new, which generally inspires us to keep the room cleaner.
Add Some Outdoors
If you don’t want to put in any major leg work but really want to change a space, switching out that decorative rug with warm tones with a neutral jute rug can really give you a lot of bang for your buck. Throw in a plant and some fresh neutral pillows, and you have yourself a makeover without restructuring or painting a space.
No matter what you’re looking to accomplish, we know the word of the week is CLEAN! Let’s get our homes organized together, and let City Home Center help you accomplish what you need to make you feel better about yourself – and your house - in 2019.