‘Tis the season to refresh, renew and declutter! And, why not? We all crave resolutions and a positive attitude at the beginning of the year because it’s now more than ever when we’re reminded of new possibilities, goals, dreams, hope and rebirth.
Around here we’re most interested in renewed goals in interior design. In that spirit offer you hot points of inspiration for your own 2013 artistic house-cleaning.
- We’re invigorated just reading TinkerLab’s “Five Resolutions for a Creative New Year!” There are a bunch of tips to wake up your slumbering synapses, whether you pursue your creative avenues on your own or with your kids.
- Running out of room to for desktop style photo frames? Why not clear off your desks, dressers, tables and countertops and select one image for a large canvas print or several photo canvas prints to display on your walls? Check out our “Refresh Your Space” canvas sale, now through Jan. 16.
- Check out Better Homes & Garden’s suggestions for decluttering in 15 minutes or less. There are plenty of nooks & cranies all around your house you might not think of for streamlining.
- An emphasis on art will be a hot trend in 2013, as predicted by designer Sara Story in House Beautiful’s last issue. Get ahead of the curve by looking at your own displays with a curator’s eye. Rearrange, add or remove pieces for an updated look.
- Want to go even farther and overhaul your paint colors in one or more rooms? Take a spin through the interactive features at Benjamin Moore’s 2013 color trends, inspired by emerging trends in art, fashion and interior design from around the world.
- The Boston Design Center’s annual report says folks are making their homes more of a reflection of their day-to-day activities. Why not make your artwork reflect some of life’s everyday blessings, like grass, remnants of a good meal, comfy sheets and blankets, or tiny fingers and toes? Taking in these simple images will help usher in a sense of calm heading into the new year.
If all else fails, hold onto the idea that the days are only getting longer from here on out. Then, head over to the Happiness Project and check out this poster. You’re welcome.