Upon returning from a trip for the holidays, I was already excited about making some changes to my home. Although it can be difficult to get motivated when making adjustments to your space, the January Cure has given me the structure I needed to get started.
The goal is to refresh your home for the new year, and hopefully by following along on Apartment Therapy, you will feel motivated as well. The first step is to make a list of goals.
I have lived in my apartment in Brooklyn for about three years and while I enjoyed making the space feel like home when I moved in, it has begun to feel stale. I moved from a much smaller space in Manhattan, so when I made the switch to Brooklyn, I had the opportunity to spread out a bit. Now that it has been several years, I am ready to make some changes to my space. Because I rent, there are limits to what I can (or am willing to do), but there are definitely things that can be done which will make my home feel refreshed.
When I moved into my apartment, it was with a partner, but since that has recently changed, I have the entire space to myself and it feels important to make adjustments that change the feeling of the home. The plan is to choose 3-5 things from each room to work on.
Here is my final goals list:
• Change lock
• Clean walls
• Paint coat rack
• Remove current artwork
• Paint cabinet
• Clean out medicine cabinet and paint inside of door
• Paint table
• Clean out TV Stand
• Put away old momentos, make room for new
• Give books to the library that I will not read again
• Change artwork
• Give away things I do not need
• Paint bedside tables
JANUARY CURE LINKS:
• Day 1: Make a List of Goals
(Image: Liana Walker)