Resolutions & Renovations


Welcome to 2016! It feels weird typing it, as cliché as it may sound, 2015 just flew by! Now on to a new year and a new chapter. Every year people write down resolution after resolution, some of which are kept and some of which are thrown away by mid-January. To keep things realistic, this year my resolution is to not keep resolutions. I have goals, or aspirations that I will do my damned best to keep, but if for some reason I can’t keep them, so be it.

Number 1. on my list is to try and change up my home decor by season. This doesn’t mean a whole new renovation, but merely a switch of styles to help you progress into the coming seasons. This will keep things looking fresh and updated, while allowing you to have a change of scenery in your own home (not to mention the excuse to do a little bit of shopping 4 times a year)…Not only do you shake things up a little, it can also mean that you give your home a ‘spring cleaning’ to clear out junk and any unwanted items, and just get more organized. Here are some seasonal decorating ideas for you.

Free Art Printables

There are so many websites that offer free art printables for your wall gallery. It’s a great way to spruce up your decor without the need to spend a penny. Look for moody and deep earth tones for the autumn/winter season and fresh vibrant colors and slogans for spring/summer. All you need is your computer and printer! A great site that offers many printables can be found here.



Pillows, Cushions & Throws

You can never have too many cushions in my opinion. Buying pillow cases and covers means you don’t have to spend extra cash on the filling, just remove the old and bring in the new! Affordable and effective for creating the desired seasonal mood in your living room or bedroom.


Get Creative

January is an excuse to start something new and to get out of your comfort zone a little. Many people start enrolling in art classes, fitness and diet programs and other activities to start their new year off with something new. Whenever you have some time to kill in the new year, why not get your creative juices flowing, and use anything you can find around the house from empty food tins to leftover lentils, to create little decorative accessories that will sure bring some season into your home.


Last but not least, I leave you with something I stumbled upon by chance while researching some no-fuss resolutions that other people are planning. A genius idea that you can incorporate not just in january, but spread out through the entire year. Take a look at the 30-Day Minimalism Challenge and see if you can follow these simple steps to creating a more minimal you!

What are your goals for 2016?