Tired of vowing to lose weight and get more exercise in the New Year? If that’s a New Year’s resolution that gets you excited for 2019, have at it! But if you’re burned out on resolving to do the same things year-in and year-out, here’s a fresh idea to kick off 2019–make a list of home decor New Year’s resolutions!
Even your dream home can use a change now and then as trends change. And sometimes home projects wind up on the back burner, especially if they seem like they will take a lot of time. Everyone is already juggling full schedules with family, work, school, socializing, volunteering and more. Home decor projects often fall victim to procrastination.
Welcoming a New Year can provide the motivation to finally focus on home improvements. Maybe one of your children moved out a few years ago and you’ve been dying to turn his or her bedroom into a home office. Or maybe you’ve been putting up with feeling tired at the sight of your kitchen for too long. You may have a cherished dream of renovating the backyard–adding a fire pit or outdoor movie watching area. This is a great time of year to finally put those plans in motion!
Most Profitable Home Renovations
In case you need extra motivation to add projects around the home to your New Year’s list of resolutions, here are the top five most cost effective remodeling projects, according to HGTV:
- Minor Bathroom Remodel – Avg. return at resale: 102%
- Landscaping – Avg. return at resale: 100%
- Minor Kitchen Remodel – Avg. return at resale: 98.5%
- Exterior Upgrades: New Entry, Paint, Vinyl Siding – Avg. return at resale: 95.5%
- Attic Bedroom Conversion – Avg. return at resale: 93.5%
Freshen Your Home with 2019 Decorating Trends
Another fun reason to make home decor a New Year’s resolution is because it’s a great time to jump on new trends that catch your eye. Every year, designers create new visions in fashion and home style. Take a look at what’s headed our way for 2019–it might inspire you to create something breathtaking for your home!
Here are a few ideas to get you started. According to Elle Decor, some of the hottest home design trends headed our way next year include:
- Floral Fabrics and Wallpapers
- Rich Jewel Tones
- Mixed Metal Accents
- Light Wood Floors
- Warm, Darker Countertops
- Bold Walls
The style watchers at U.S. News & World Report agree that mixed metals, natural flooring and bold colors will be in. They add that more trends to keep an eye out for include:
- Shades of green everywhere
- Warmer neutrals
- Cozy, soft materials that make a home feel comfortable
- Multi purpose furnishings that can be used in more than one room.
Finally, Pantone just announced their Color of the Year: Living Coral. Look for places to incorporate this bright, happy shade.
So this year, instead of resolving to make personal changes, maybe take a look around your home and center those resolutions on your home improvement ideas and wish-list!
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