A new year is full of renewed ambition, fresh starts and opportunities to goal-set for a happier year – and your home may just be the best place to begin.
Did you know that beautiful surroundings actually make us happier, more creative and productive? Creating a welcoming environment at home is fundamental for you to thrive.
It’s the little things that make a big difference in your sense of comfort. How many times do you pass by something in your home and it drives you crazy? How much happier would you be if you didn’t have to get frustrated by it anymore? Maybe it’s the junk drawer, or the hoarder-like guest bedroom, the boring living room, or the dim bathroom lights. Here are 6 New Year’s resolutions to inspire a happier home in 2018!
Rearrange your space
Rearrange your space for the new year to be in alignment with your goals for the new year! Maybe your goal is to have more visitors – declutter an unused room and turn it into a guest oasis. If your goal is to read more books – create a reading nook. Or if you want to relax more with a cup of tea – set up a little tea corner.
Try out new color schemes
New colors can make you see a room in a whole new light. Colors affect our thoughts and mood. Different colors evoke different emotions and can really enhance our sense our well-being.
One way to change the feel of a room with color is by adding a new paint color, either to the walls or to the ceiling (statement ceilings are a big trend for the year).
If you’re feeling adventurous in your color updates, try incorporating the most on-trend color of 2018: Ultra Violet, into your home decor. A less permanent way to revamp colors is with the addition of new throw pillows.
Replace something that’s been driving you crazy
Maybe it’s a wobbly ceiling fan – or an outdated one. Or maybe it’s a finicky garbage disposal. Don’t spend another year getting frustrated. These little annoyances can be distractions from what really matters to us. Fix whatever that one thing is you hate, and spend your energy on what really matters to you.
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Hang up a new piece of art or a new photo
Wall art is a big trend for 2018. Choose something that will inspire you all year long. Just like colors, art visuals can also add to our well-being and it makes for a nice conversation-starter for house guests.
Consider home automation
Home automation provides comfort in more ways than one. It’s energy saving, cost saving, environment saving, makes tasks convenient and keeps you and your family comfortable.
Make a sustainability goal
Making your home more environmentally friendly cuts waste and can save you money. There are some really small things you can do to that have a big impact on the sustainability of your home.
Buying a ceiling fan with a DC motor, for example, allows you to run your fan for less than a penny an hour and at a max of 33 watts of electricity. The Emerson EcoMotor uses up to 75% less energy compared to other ceiling fan motors, keeping you comfortable and your home more efficient.
Or, try making an indoor compost to create fertile soil for your spring plants! One third of landfill space is filled with organic waste that takes much longer to breakdown there due to lack of oxygen. By composting your organic waste, you can help reduce your trash, and also reduce landfill waste that emits gases that aren’t good for the environment.
Whether it’s making your space more welcoming, more inspiring, or creating a more environmentally-friendly home, you can’t go wrong putting your home at the top of your New Year’s resolutions list.
Here’s to a New Years Resolution we can keep!
Ashley at Emerson Ceiling Fans
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