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The new year is right around the corner, and if you’re like most homeowners, you’re probably looking at ways to upgrade your home. No matter what your budget is, there are so many ways to make your home more stylish and comfortable. This article will give you some starter ideas for upgrading your home in the new year.

Adopt a New Home Style

Try a new decorating trend this year as one way to spruce up your home! There are endless options for interior design trends, from bohemian to farmhouse to minimalism, so you can experiment with different aesthetics to find what matches your personality. Don’t be afraid to combine different styles to come up with a completely original look.

Deep-Clean Your House

Nothing beats beginning the new year in a tidy, clean house. Spend some time deep cleaning your home by dusting, wiping down all surfaces, changing the sheets, cleaning the baseboards and windows, cleaning the bathroom grout and tile, or vacuuming the vents.

The start of a year can also be an excellent time to tackle more intensive cleaning tasks, like power washing your house’s exterior or shampooing the carpets. Once your house is spotless, make a yearly cleaning schedule to keep messes under control.

De-Clutter Your Home

Declutter your home to make it feel more spacious! Examine your belongings—clothes, books, perishable cans, medicine, and even furniture—to determine what you must keep and what you can donate or sell. After decluttering, it’s time to organize the items you want to keep and transform the vibe of your home.

Add Storage

Decorate your home with decorative storage bins for blankets, throw pillows, electronics, cosmetics, and other items. Installing shelving and DIY pegboards for hanging storage to keep things off the floor is another way to maximize space. Clutter can also be kept at bay by installing hidden storage solutions in other areas of your home, such as the kitchen, bedroom, living room, and under the stairs.

Make Energy-Efficient Improvements

Do you want to go green at home? Making energy-efficient improvements is an excellent way to enhance your home while saving money on utility costs. Smaller initiatives might include installing a drying rack in your laundry room or using a smart thermostat. Or think about making more significant changes, like installing windows that conserve energy.

Take Advantage of Smart Technology

Utilizing your home to its full potential with the aid of smart technology makes it safer and cozier. You can save time by using virtual home assistants to monitor the weather and keep a record of your grocery list. You can also set up technology like mobile-controlled video doorbells or smart home locks!

Upgrade Your Lighting

Lighting fixtures can give a room a fresh feel by adding brightness, color, and symmetry, especially in bedrooms. Begin by going through your house and replacing any burned-out lightbulbs with energy-saving or dimmable bulbs.

Then, to create a relaxing atmosphere, set up under-cabinet or recessed lighting in the kitchen, and table lamps in the living room. Consider purchasing accent lighting to go with your interior design if you’re thinking about experimenting with a new decor theme.

Refresh Your Entranceway

Making your entranceway or mudroom organized and attractive will help you feel at home each time you enter. Your foyer can be made more interesting by adding patterned tile or DIY board and batten.

Consider getting a console table so that you have a place to put your shoes, keys, and other small items as soon as you enter the house. If your entryway has no closet, think about adding hooks for bags and coats. Plants, a mirror, and a runner rug can be used to complete the space’s design.

Repaint Your Bedroom

Want to give your bedroom a fresh look and feel? Try new paint! Consider the mood you want to convey when choosing bedroom colors because they can have a variety of effects. If you want something cozy, consider using terracotta to warm up your space. Alternately, choose a striking teal, which is a great option if you also want to achieve a bright bohemian look. Design and decorate an accent wall if you aren’t ready to paint the entire space.

Create a Multi-Use Room

Consider converting a spare bedroom or other available space in your home into a flex space.  A multi-purpose room helps you make the most of your home, whether you’re looking for a chill hangout spot, a home gym, or a combination room for hobbies like crafting and gaming. You could even use the area as your home office, furnishing it with a desk, bookcases, and a cozy chair.

Reposition Your Furniture

With a new furniture arrangement, you can spice up the appearance or functionality of a space. This is a great way to breathe new life into your room and rediscover your love for your house. Look at various popular floor plans to find inspiration for your home’s layout. 

Repurpose Furniture

Searching for do-it-yourself home improvement projects? Repurpose a few pieces of furniture! Think twice before throwing any furniture out and consider finding a way to use it anew. For example, you might paint a console or transform an old shelf into a planting station. Don’t be afraid to use your imagination when giving an old piece of furniture a new purpose.

Upgrade Hardware

Replacing some of the hardware is an easy home improvement project. Give your doors a facelift with new handles, and change the drawer pulls and knobs I n your kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room. If you’re going for a Mid-Century Modern aesthetic, sleek bar pulls in gold are a fantastic choice. For a more minimalist approach to updating your space, choose cabinets without hardware and custom pulls.

Include Indoor Plants

Houseplants not only add beauty to any room in your house, but they can also uplift your spirits and relieve stress and anxiety. If you’ve never had greenery before, pothos, Snake plants, and Boston ferns are excellent plants for beginners. If you can’t get enough plants, try the urban jungle home decor, which is simple to incorporate with other decorating styles.

Enhance Curb Appeal

Want to significantly transform your home interior? Consider changing the siding color, or try something more subdued like repainting the front door. Choose a bright color, such as yellow or pastel blue, to make a bold statement.

If you want something more sophisticated, go with a darker color like hunter green or dark red. If you have a porch, consider enhancing your door with inexpensive decor pieces like DIY patio furniture, plants, signs, lanterns, and welcome mats to improve the entrance.

Spruce Up the Deck

Refreshing your deck can help raise the value of your house. You can reseal the wood and apply a fresh coat of paint or stain to it to better shield it from the elements. This is also a good time to refinish any other wooden items you may have in your backyard!


Whether you want to make small changes or big ones, we hope these home improvement ideas for your new home inspire you to make the perfect changes with your unique needs in mind. From day one, you will begin living in a place that feels like a serene retreat from the stress of life.

And if you want to make some changes but aren’t sure where to start, get the help of a professional Interior Designer! Here at The Design Studio, we create beautiful home spaces for those with no time for design. Contact The Design Studio today for personalized interior design services!