Happy 2019! We have rung in a new year and adventures await. I have put up a 2019 calendar and started writing in my new planner. I love starting a new planner, it is like starting with a clean slate; something I appreciate about beginning a new year.
My husband has deemed 2019 the year of the wedding. He had a coworker that got married last week. We have a nephew that will be married in March, our daughter gets married in May, and one of her close friends just became engaged and will marry before the end of the year. All these young couples are about to embark on a lifetime of adventure together-how exciting! It has caused me to reflect on our wedding day and the joy it brought. I have also reflected on the twists and turns of life shared with a wonderful man over the last 31 years. Wow! It seems like just yesterday we were planning our own wedding. Where has time gone?
With each new year brings new design projects. Maybe you have lived in your home and raised your family. Your children are grown and you are looking at the interior of your home saying, now what? Maybe it has been 10-15 + years and your home needs a refresh or remodel. Let’s take a look at several easy ways to update your home.
Add A Fresh Coat Of Paint
The easiest way to refresh any room is to add a fresh coat of paint. Neutrals are still in style but colors are making a comeback this year. You will see deep greens, jewel tones, colors of the Southwest and find gray undertones in blues. Each paint company comes out with their own paint color each year. For example, Sherwin Williams has deemed Cavern Clay as their “Color of the Year.”
Another easy way to update any room is to add new lighting. There is a huge selection of lighting everywhere you turn. By adding a new light fixture you can give a room a new look. Pendant lights as well as industrial lighting continue to stay in trend. Farmhouse lighting also continues to be popular. Brass finishes are very popular this year both in lighting as well as hardware for doors, cabinets, faucets, etc.
One of the easiest ways to add a fresh new look to any room is with simple new décor accessories. Candles, pillows, new picture frames with loved ones or pictures of a recent trip, even wall art. The possibilities are endless. Pillows and candles can be swapped out during different seasons of the year. Use your imagination; allow your creative juices to flow.
There you have it. Three excellent ways to add a fresh new look to any home. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to get started. And, if you find yourself overwhelmed don’t hesitate to contact me about your design project. I would love hear from you.