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Design Resolutions 2016
It may sound clichéd, but the New Year is the ideal time to organise the disorganised, declutter the clutter and get ready to make a change in 2016.
With this in mind, we're sharing with you our design resolutions for 2016 (and hopefully we'll stick to them!).
Do all of the things that you don't want to do first
We hate to start on what seems like a negative note, but it's actually anything but! Sorting through an overflowing cabinet of forgotten memorabilia might be the last task on your list, but that cabinet is only going to get more and more full throughout the year. Turning the idea of 'best until last' on its head and getting those less-desirable tasks out of the way before the new season draws in will leave you with more room to focus on the things that you want to without the guilt. The sense of relief and clarity will be well worth the effort.
Switch up your space
It's surprising how much even the smallest change to your living space can make such a positive difference and it might only take you 10 minutes to make the change. Things like rotating your bed, repurposing your storage units or facing your desk towards the window can help to boost your overall mood or motivation. It might be that you find the new layout is more practical for you or you simply just needed a change, but it’s all worth a try.
The Harto Hyppolite Secretary Desk makes working fun and practical.
A classic favourite – The Muuto Stacked Shelving System.
Make an entrance
The hallway might not have as much of a prevalent purpose as other rooms in the home, but this doesn't mean that it should be neglected or can't be made to have a purpose – it's the first room people will see after all! You could add a full-length mirror and side table for last-minute outfit checks, bring in a freestanding bookcase or position a rocking chair in a spare corner for an interesting new spot for reading.
Unleash your creative brain onto an inspiration board
There's no doubt about it – Pinterest is great. However, you'll never be able to create collages or mood boards that extend beyond the constraints of a computer screen, scribble and scroll in your own handwriting or get crafty with tape, scissors and cuttings on Pinterest. Not only will your new inspiration board be, well, a personal source of inspiration, but this type of creative activity can also be very therapeutic. Plus, you'll also bring an attractive new addition to your interior too.
What are your #designresolutions for 2016? Send us a tweet to @nest_co_uk