Quite frankly, “New Year, New Me” is overrated.
This time around, forget about better eating habits, fitness goals, and professional advancement. It’s all about the exciting improvements you can make to your humble abode—or at least it will be once you get a load of these four home upgrades.
1Decor You Love
Minimalism is over. Traditional high-art is ancient history. Modern experiential pieces are done. Unless you like these styles, in which case, they are totally back in!
Stop trying to conform to the current home decor trend and fill your space with paintings, pictures, sculptures, and designs you love to look at. Life’s too short not to surround yourself with inspiration.
Here are a few ideas if you don’t know where to start:
⦁ Head to your local, independent home furnishings store for truly unique pieces that you won’t find at the mega-retailers and cookie-cutter department stores. Check out statement wall mirrors, colorful art, and funky wall clocks.
⦁ Find up-and-coming artists on Instagram, Etsy, or paintings. You’ll discover new voices and styles that complement your home’s aesthetic perfectly.
⦁ Browse around on Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace for previously owned artwork and exciting accent pieces. You’ll save a bit of money at the same time, which is perfect for a complete overhaul of your current decor—more bang for your buck, baby!
2A Mattress to End All Mattresses
If there were a battle royale of sleep accessories, would your mattress emerge victorious? Or would it fall victim to newer, comfier, and altogether better beds?
It’s okay to admit that it’s time for an upgrade.
Start by purchasing the best hybrid mattress, which combines traditional coil springs with new and improved memory foam. Then, if you’re feeling extra indulgent, update your linens with a set of bamboo sheets, silk pillowcases, and maybe a comfy-cozy throw blanket for those fast-approaching winter nights.
You’ll thank us when you fall asleep easily at night.
3Home Office Makeover (or Creation!)
Let’s face it: the work from home lifestyle isn’t going anywhere quite yet. You might as well make yourself comfortable for your daily Zoom conference calls and never-ending virtual training sessions.
If you don’t have a dedicated home office, you can still create some semblance of work-life boundaries. Try to section off part of your living room or bedroom, even if it’s with curtains or strategically placed furniture. That way, you have an office—“office”—to go to when it’s time to start the workday.
Once you’ve carved out a decent space, equip your area with comfy, productivity-enhancing equipment:
⦁ A second monitor (or third, depending on your existing set-up)
⦁ The best standing desk on the market, with color and frame options to choose from
⦁ A comfortable office chair with adequate lower back and neck support
⦁ An ergonomic keyboard and computer mouse
4A Fun New Entertainment System
Home upgrades don’t have to be structural, as long as they make your home a more enjoyable place to be!
Give yourself the gift of new year fun by expanding your in-home entertainment system:
⦁ A bigger, clearer TV for all your binge-watching sessions
⦁ A new gaming console, like the Nintendo Switch
⦁ A set of Bluetooth speakers that can also connect to your TV for surround sound
⦁ An Apple TV or similar streaming device
There’s no reason your home upgrade can’t put the fun in functional.
5Home For The Holidays
With a little time off from work and school, now’s the perfect occasion to make some much-needed upgrades that you can enjoy for years to come. A little work now goes a long way—even if that “long way” is from the couch to the fridge and back again.