We’ve just begun a new year, and it’s a good time to make some fresh changes to your home. With a few simple goals in mind and a few easy tips, you can do just that in little time and on a budget. Use the ideas below to get started on your journey to create your perfect home.

1. Pick a major aspect of your home to focus on

Creating your dream home is definitely a task that is easier said than done. The key to making your dream home a reality is to first realize that you can’t create it overnight. The next step is to focus on fixing one issue within your home that will have a big impact.

For example, flooring and carpet are items that cover the entirety of your home which means any change to them can make a dramatic difference. With a bit of research, you can find the perfect flooring and carpet to suit your lifestyle on a budget. There are always new and improved materials on the market, so do not be discouraged if you were unable to get the perfect flooring when you first moved into your home. Companies such as Empire Carpet also offer eco-friendly flooring options to help you make your home not just beautiful, but green as well.

Your furniture is another home element that can easily be changed to freshen things up. You don’t have to go out and buy brand new furniture to make your home look brand new. Add a coat of fresh paint to furniture to make it look new again.

Wooden Flooring

Wooden Flooring


2. Organization is Key

Don’t wait for spring to start cleaning out your house. This should be an ongoing process. Clutter creates stress, and stress directly affects your health. Invest in organizational pieces that make it easy for you to keep things in their place. Pieces to invest in include shelves, racks and stylish boxes. If the look of a cluttered home is not enough reason to make you want to get organized, remember that misplacing items due to a lack of organization makes it hard to find things when you need them.

Fireplace as a focal point

Fireplace as a focal point


3. Make your home your own Zen paradise

Your home is the place you go to rest, relax and be comfortable. Once your home is no longer tranquil, you will most likely not enjoy your time there. Here are a few tips to make your home more Zen:

  • Make sure you have enough natural light throughout your home
  • Add touches of earth-toned colors in various rooms
  • Get polished yet simple furniture
  • Try to always have a living thing in your home such as a plant or even a pet fish
  • Keep your room free of clutter and electronic devices that will not aid in your peacefulness and rest
  • Make your bedroom as cozy as possible with lots of pillows and comfortable bedding
Plant in Room

Plant in Room


Consider these ideas as you redecorate to give your home a fresh new look and feel!