• Joshua Allen Design Team

New Year, New Interior Space!

With the new year approaching (can you believe it!?) and while we're all still spending more time than usual in our own homes, what better time than now to start thinking about refreshing your space? We can't think of one! So we've gathered up some of our favorite tips to help you start the new year off on the right foot!

Add a pop of color any way you like!

Take a color risk

The winter time is usually a cold and drab time of the year, so brighten it up a little with color. Anywhere you like! Color can be incorporated on walls, a cabinet color change, new artwork, bright throw pillows and throw blankets or even decor items. However you choose to add color, just have fun with it! We live in a colorful world, so why not embrace it!?

Keep your fireplace decorated for the season

Keep your fireplace decorated through the season!

Just because the holiday season is over doesn’t mean you're over using your fireplace, so decorate to your heart’s content. Add a set of three oversized vases or baskets to the left or right side of the hearth. Remove the art above the fireplace and replace with a proportionally sized mirror or layer it in with multiple pieces of art in varying sizes. Find a unique piece of decor from an antique store or mom-and-pop shop and highlight it on your mantle. Regardless of what you choose to do, you and your family will likely be using the fireplace for the next couple of chilly months, so dress it up and enjoy it!

Create an at-home coffee and/or tea experience

Search your kitchen, dining room or breakfast nook and find a small area to designate as your new beverage station. Use a small area of the counter in your kitchen if you like, or have even more fun and search for the perfect sized small stand or table to set this station up on. Add the essentials: fun mugs, flavorful tea bags, sugar, honey, flavorings, spoons, and don’t forget an awesome decor piece (or two!) to bring it all together. Pro-Tip: Search your local antique stores for that truly one-of-a-kind piece. One day of fun antiquing will certainly prove to be successful in finding both the stand and the decor pieces that speak to you and fit your space!