5 Ways to Bring a Fresh Start to Your Home for the New Year
The month of January can mean a fresh start, clean slate and new beginning. It can also feel a bit overwhelming too, but the start of a new year doesn’t have to mean anything colossal or come filled with dread or resolutions too vast to be kept. This year consider starting small and building from there. Begin clearing away the holiday décor, freshening your space with a few of the tips below and maybe even bring a good luck charm or two into your home for a fantastic start to a wonderful year that lies ahead.
Get Off To A Blooming Start
Blossoming flowers and lush foliage are always a good choice for a kickstart. Decorate your home or office with plants or flowers, either fresh or faux, to symbolize the coming of spring and best wishes for a prosperous year. A living, growing bulb garden is sure to please anyone and bring a breath of fresh air into the home. They are great as a special gift or an uplifting way to decorate your home or office in January. Faux flowers and foliage are just as fun, look stunningly realistic and require no care or stress.
Create A Refreshing Welcome
Decorative wall art, paintings, flags and décor pasted or posted on walls and doors is a symbol of New Year’s greetings. Images on the designs can be wildlife, outdoor landscapes, legendary figures, plants or simple welcome messages for a fresh start to the year. Consider a new vibrant Estate Flag to create a bold, warm welcome to your home for the New Year. Or, add a framed painting or wall décor to any space for an elegant refresh.
Display Some Lovely Light and Luck
Lanterns can be a symbol of good luck and it’s not uncommon to see them displayed as a way to welcome in the New Year, hanging from structures or trees in public spaces, office buildings and at homes on porches, patios, front doors, gardens and landscaping. During the Chinese New Year, they are used in both homes and celebrations because it is believed that hanging a red lantern on the front of your door drives away bad luck. Decorate with elegant, festive or playful lanterns inside and outdoors for some good luck and a bright start to your year.
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Add Refreshing, Peaceful White
The color white is a serene and calming hue that symbolizes a new beginning just like a blank page that waits for a new chapter to be written. It’s the symbol of a fresh start, cleanliness, elegance and is a vibrant way to bring good luck and peace to your home. Wear some winter whites this January to freshen your style or decorate in crisp white to bring a calmer mood and clarity to the start of the year.
Reset Your Productivity with Some Organization
It always feels great to cross a task off your list, so why not start with just one thing this January that you can organize or declutter. Clean up your computer desktop, empty the trunk of your car, pick up the wood pile, clean out the refrigerator or organize a pantry. You don’t have to tackle the whole house – organizing one thing can go a long way towards making you feel productive, energized and optimistic about the new year. There are many ways to get more organized too, such as a coat rack, firewood bucket, bookcase, pantry and more.
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Happy New Year from all of us at Plow & Hearth!
We wish you a wonderful, prosperous and healthy year ahead and hope we can continue to help you find fun and fresh ways to decorate, organize, garden and celebrate in the New Year – making the place you are the place you want to be in 2023!