This post created in in partnership with World Market.
The projects and opinions are my own.
appy New Year, everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful holiday break with family and friends. I am pretty excited to be kicking off the new year in a new house, and to be back to updating you with all that’s going on around our place. I’ll be sharing the current “state of the house” post this week and, of course, I’ll update you on all the ideas and projects currently in my mind and underway :).
Sometimes after the Christmas tree is put away and the holiday decor is packed up the house can feel kind of empty, but on a more positive note, it also can feel streamlined and cleaner. January is for fresh starts, so I think it’s a great month to get a fresh look at what you can improve upon around the house in the upcoming year. Now is the perfect time to get organized and even tackle a few interior projects that will likely be neglected or put off when the weather is nicer.
A little creativity can go a long way to transforming how a house feels. And fortunately, immersing ourselves in creative projects at home can go a long way to improving how WE feel this time of year, too.
Today I’m sharing three easy ways you can refresh your home in the New Year. I’m excited to show you how I applied these ideas to MY home already with the three super easy projects I started and completed last week. Come see, below! (Sources featured are listed at the bottom of this post!)
1) Organize the everyday.
One of the most useful ways to refresh your home for the new year is to make your functional, every day items more organized and beautiful. A dramatic improvement can be as quick and easy as corralling necessities in an attractive cart or basket! Towels, cosmetic bags and essentials are all organized on the cart and ready to use.
I absolutely love little carts like this (as I mentioned just last week!). Last week this bathroom was totally a disorganized, blank boring slate, but look at it now! The cart was the perfect starting point for inspiring both personality and organization of everyday items. Hooray! (I’ll share more about this bathroom in an upcoming post.)
2) Make the most of the space you have.
Don’t overlook small corners or hallways in your home as you are getting organized for the new year. Put those spaces to work! Even tight little spaces can be so much more useful and charming. I love transforming small areas into functional spaces for our family. Again, like the bathroom project, the walls in this corner of my home were unused blank slates last week. Conveniently located in our upstairs hall between our kitchen and basement staircase and right outside of my son’s bedroom door, there was just enough room for a small “command station” to make this well-traveled space more functional.
We are using the cute chalkboard as a “reminder board” for our son now that school is staring back up again after the holiday break. It will be helpful in those subtle messages and reminders from mom as he walks out of his bedroom door in the morning. :) Parenting for the win! The mail box will be a much needed drop spot for incoming mail.
I still can hardly believe how much these spaces in my home have improved with just a little effort!
3) Bring the outdoors in.
Once the Christmas tree is put away, plant a winter terrarium to bring green back into your home! It is so therapeutic to work with plants, and love planting mini-gardens inside and out all year round. These little terrariums are so darn cute, they make designing an indoor garden fun in all seasons. This would be a wonderful project to do with the kids or use for table decorations. World Market carries a variety of containers you can choose from, so you can really get creative in bringing the outdoors in through all the seasons.
I pick up little seasonal plants for my terrariums at a local nursery, but if you don’t have a green thumb, World Market has great faux plants you can use to get your gardening fix without fear of plant killing.
I hope seeing these projects has inspired you to enjoy finding ways to refresh your home throughout the new year!
Below you can find the sources from World Market in these projects, along with several other favorites for refreshing the home. Just click the arrows below to scroll through!
Sources: Zinc Metal Cart / Farmhouse Whitewashed Chalkboard / Glass House Terrarium / Geo Terrarium / Metal Hanging Mail Holder / White Chevron Bath Towel / Mini Succulent Pots / Mason Jar Hand Lotion / Scented Bath and Body Oil / Striped Cosmetic Bag / Botanical Prints (free printables)
Disclosure: I was provided a gift card to World Market for the products in this post.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! What small project around your house could you complete this week to kick off the New Year?