December 27, 2018

Decorating Resolutions for the New Year

Contributing Blogger

This week many of us will be crafting our goals for 2019 and mine will include decorating resolutions for my home.  While the home decor resolutions in the past have included routine updates and upgrades that need to happen, this year I am branching out and challenging myself in a few new ways when it comes to my home decor.  If our homes are an expression of our personalities, it is high time for a fresh approach.

I resolve to pare down my accessories for a simpler look.  

While I will never consider my style “minimal” I feel compelled to use a more discerning eye when I refresh my decor after the holidays.  Life seems complicated these days and studies show that too much stuff in our homes can cloud our thinking and create a sense of being overwhelmed.  Who needs that in the new year?  So I will be purging and donating some less beloved accessories and organizing and storing some more.  Less is more will be my motto!


Decorating resolutions for the new year


This “be still” wall art is the perfect reminder to just relax. We all try a bit too hard to change or do things differently at the beginning of the new year, which is okay, but just remember to not over do it and take time for yourself to relax!


Decorating resolutions for the new year

Beige Renegade

Simple shelves that separate a few of things you need or love is a perfect way to avoid cluster.


Decorating resolutions for the new year

Apartment 34 via Bloglovin’

Neutral colors with some simple decor is a bit refreshing, don’t you think?

I will try new arrangements of wall art and decor. 

My budget for “new” is non-existent, but I have plenty of options to refresh wall art and decor simply by shopping my house and storage areas.  Walls that sport gallery arrangements may end up with one large statement piece and vice versa.  It’s time to change up the look!


Decorating resolutions for the new year

Architecture Art Designs

Wall art can add a lot of style and personality to your home decor, you can also keep it simple and easy, but still creative and trendy!


Decorating Resolutions for the new year

Carla Aston

Check out some of these amazing oil paintings! You can choose one that’s perfect for you and your home design.


Decorating resolutions for the new year


Simply beautiful.

I will incorporate a fresh color into my decor. 

Pantone announced their new color of the year for 2019 and so I am exploring ways to inject a bit of it into my decor.  Admittedly, their choice of “Living Coral” is a bit outside of my comfort zone.  While I do not plan to wallpaper or maybe even repaint, a few curated touches of a fresh color can breathe new life into tired spaces.




Quicken Loans

Although I don’t plan on painting my walls, the color is beautiful and something you may be looking to do. They also have gorgeous coral polkadot decor!



Simple stripes to change up your bedroom and get in style.


Botanical Specimen Print

Simple wall art can do so much to a room. Adding the Pantone color of the year through something as simple as wall art doesn’t seem like such a bad idea!

My throw pillows and rugs are due for a refresh. 

Pillows and rugs — textiles of any kind — are easy to refresh when you are changing up your decor.    Affordable options abound in these areas so shop the after-Christmas sales and snap up fresh finds for your home.  Remember to clean thoroughly any rugs or pillows you plan to store for later use.  Then pop your new ones into place and enjoy a fresh look!


Decor resolutions for the new year

Country Living

Keeping it neutral with a variety of simple designs to keep it fresh.


Decor resolutions for the new year

2 Ladies and a Chair

Maybe too many pillows for my liking, but hello comfort!


Decor resolutions for the new year

Mohawk Home Loft Francesca Cream rug

You can never go wrong with a beautiful, simple, soft and neutral area rug.


Decor resolutions for the new year

Mohawk Home Huxley Exploded Medallions Bay rug 

Designs that aren’t too crazy are the way to go, however if you do want to go a little crazy, Mohawk offers a variety of colors and designs when it comes to their area rugs! Check out their site here.

Decorating resolutions go beyond the ho-hum “to do” list for your home.  Regard them as an opportunity to try something adventurous or to tackle a unique challenge in your home decor.  This week while you are resting from Christmas hub bub, settle in with a steaming cup of coffee and brainstorm what your decor resolutions will look like for 2019.  Then come back and share them in the comments!  I would love to hear what you have planned.

Wishing you all a blessed holiday season!

Find more home decor inspiration and DIY on my blog, Decor & More.

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