• 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!



Update bedding to refresh your room!

Replace your bedding

And not just on your bed, but also your children’s beds and your guest beds! The first of the year is a great time to change up bedding throughout your house. Keep the bedding you used through the holiday season in your linen closet and splurge a little on a fun colored or fantastically patterned bed set that refreshes your space. Add personality with a throw blanket and extra plushness with throw pillows. If you want to add one more layer of change for the new year, swap out your bedside lamps as well. These small changes will transform your bedroom into a self-curated cozy place to rest and recharge.



Lastly, declutter!

We know, we're always repeating this but it's true that it can make such a big difference in your home! All of those bins and boxes you have filled with holiday decor items you no longer use or wrapping paper and tissue you save for the next gift exchange should be sorted through and dumped. If you haven't used something in a year or more, chances are it isn't needed.













Try out these fun and easy tips for a new look to help you bring in the new year in the comfort of your home! Let us know which of the tips you tried, or tell us your own favorite tip, in the comments below.


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