New Year New Look

The first weekend of the new year is meant for parties, celebrations and relaxation. The second weekend of the new year is meant for cracking down on new year's resolutions. At the top of our lists is always to update our homes, because new year, new home...right?! Thankfully, renovating your home to modernize it for 2016 can be done in just one weekend by accomplishing any or all of these simple tasks!

Spruce up the Entry 

The best place to start is at the beginning, or in this case, the entrance. Brand new items, such as lanterns, house numbers and seasonal plants, will immediately enhance your home's look and give you curb appeal!

Install a New Backsplash


Installing a backsplash doesn't have to be expensive. Inexpensive materials, such as wooden beadboards, wallpaper, and stainless steal, all will add a vibrant new touch to the kitchen. 



While in the kitchen, pay attention to the cabinets. If they are looking drab and out of date, replace the drawer pulls and door handles. This will instantly modernize the look!


Window Treatments

Usually, less is more. However, windows should be treated to complete the look of a room. It's also extremely simple to switch out new curtains or add a cornice board. If you're handy, you can also DIY.


Easy to Install (and Remove) Wallpaper

Wallpaper no long has to be a hassle. There are now options of wallpapers that you can simply peel off the wall, so when it's time to move or change it up again, theres no necessary tools or solvents!


Purchase a Rug

An area rug will give any room a facelift. It can add character, style and comfort that a room was lacking. 


Room Purge and Stylish Shelves

It might not be the most fun way to update your home, but purging yourself of the items you no longer use is very necessary. Once you've rid your home of unused items, style the things that remain to create intriguing shelves and book cases that show off your personal style and interests.