If you’re determined to start anew for 2015, then we know exactly what you’ll be doing this weekend: cleaning your room and reorganizing your life. Because January is the tidiest month in the land: National Get Organized Month. Across the nation, from the smallest brownstone in Brooklyn to the most colossal manor in Malibu, people will be reorganizing, refurbishing and—for design-junkies who like to take things a step further—redecorating like crazy. Today, we’re speaking to the latter because there’s nothing more fun than a style transformation.
Now Rome wasn’t built in a day and completely redecorating a room can’t be either, but if you’re up to the task, there are ways to renew your favorite space with just a few simple refinements. Let’s take a look at some ideas:
1. Adorn the Walls
It’s incredible how changing one wall in a room can make or break the feel of it. Look at the colors in the room and then paint one wall a statement color like canary yellow or burnt orange to add some va-va-va voom to the atmosphere. Or go a tad less bold and add a great mirror or colorful painting to complement your existing décor.
2. Add Interesting Accent Furniture
Create a vintage look with pieces that really stand out like a vintage suitcase side table or get the conversation started with a wickedly modern chair like International Design’s Tulip Leisure Side Chair or the divine Dion Leather Modern Round Chair from Home Loft Concept.
3. Buy New Hardware for Existing Pieces
If you’re a believer that great design is “all in the details,” then you already know how new hardware can totally alter the look of furniture. For example, styling up the kitchen is as easy as adding some bee-eautiful Glasbury knobs from Anthropologie as your drawer pulls. Do the same with your bedroom dressers or any other room that needs to kick it up a notch.
4. “Redecorate” Your Pantry
Just because you’re the only one who sees your pantry on a regular basis, doesn’t mean it shouldn’t receive some redecorating love. Go DIY and find a way to organize the clutter with style—this brilliant “Chalkboard Label” idea from Shanty-s-chic.com is a great way to keep things neat, chic and easy to find. We guarantee that those still living in the nightmare of pantry-chaos will put you on a pedestal, for sure.
5. Splurge on New Bedding
How long have you had that duvet? Answer honestly now… it’s time for an update, isn’t it. It’s shocking (in the best possible way) how a new duvet cover (or comforter) and a few complementing throw pillows will make your bedroom look completely new. Check out West Elm’s earthy Organic Cotton Pintuck Duvet or for a more eye catching look, try Blissliving Home’s Ashley Citron Duvet Set.
How will you “celebrate” National Get Organized Month? Are you planning on the traditional dust and sweep—or the non-traditional option: sweeping in a whole new look!? Let us know in the comments section below.