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New Year’s resolutions involving your home might sound good on paper, but sometimes the sheer workload can be a real drag. Instead of looking towards large projects, resolve to make small changes that can still have a big impact on your space and your happiness! Here are a few easy ideas that require no tools or preplanning.
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Resolution #1: I will fall in love with an original piece of art

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Whether you get it at a local festival, an art fair or on Etsy, buying an original piece of art for your home is very satisfying! Look with fresh eyes at the kinds of art you usually don’t look at twice — mixed media, a photograph, a sculpture, pottery, something abstract, folk art — and see if it floats your boat. Don’t think about the colors in your living room or where it will go. If you fall in love with it, there will be a place. And it’s wonderful knowing it’s a one-of-a-kind piece that belongs to you.
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Resolution #2: I will have family dinners

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Gathering for meals is one of the best ways to stay connected with the ones you love, and this goes for single people too. Make a goal to sit down with your family for dinners more frequently this year. If you don’t live with family, make it a point to get together with close friends at home. If you can’t cook you can still host – supply the wine and cheese, the kitchen to use and a dinner table, and have your friends organize cooking the meal!
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Resolution #3: I will switch up my floral pieces

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If you usually stick to one type of flower in your home, switch it up this year! Try including non-flower pieces such as branches, bamboo, berries, or whatever is in season at the floral shop! Bring out some vases you haven’t used in a while and put them to good use!
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Resolution #4: I will treat myself to new pillowcases

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No other object in your home touches your face as frequently as a pillowcase. Find some luxurious, high-thread-count pillow cases in bright white or a fun new color and splurge on them. They’ll make your bed extra inviting!
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Resolution #5: I will keep strings of lights up past the holidays

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Little white lights are a great mood lifter no matter where you put them. Wrap a headboard, a mirror, a mantel, whatever you like and enjoy their happy glow.
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Resolution #6: I will try at least one idea from the photos or DIY projects I’ve saved as inspiration

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It’s time to take all those bookmarks and magazine clippings you’ve been compiling and get to work! Take one simple idea and implement it in your home. Accomplishing one small design task will make you feel great, and could lead to trying new unique projects every weekend!
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