The beginning of a new year is the perfect time for a fresh start around the house.  A few simple steps now will have big payoffs all year long.  Here's how to get organized at home in 2016:

Step 1:  Clear the Clutter

Room by room or space by space create 3 piles: keep, donate, and toss.  


Step 2: Take Action!

Take your donation and toss piles out of the house immediately.  Don't wait until you get around to it.  You'll be amazed how you'll instantly feel better!  


Step 3: Organize

Now that you're left with the just the essentials the fun can begin.  Shop for decorative baskets for storing odds and ends.  Use simple and versatile shelving units to store books and treasures.  Buying chic home organizing tools that fit your needs and decor style will make organizing a lot easier in 2016.



If you're shy about using open shelves, a sleek cabinet with easy pull-out drawers is a good option to hide unsightly (but essential!) items.   

Step 4: Decorate

Congratulations!  You've successfully organized and de-cluttered your home.  Reward yourself by creating a beautiful space that reflects who you are.  Now is the perfect time to refresh your decor with custom wall art, colorful accent pieces such as throw pillows or 3-D art,  and fresh window treatments such as our Belgian linen draperies or roman shades.

Shop the look: Barn & Willow off-white Belgian linen drapes

Shop the look: Belgian linen natural drapes, pale indigo brush lines pillow, shale piped Belgian linen pillow, peach herringbone throw

These built in shelves pull double duty as storage and display case.  Combining essentials such as books with unique 3D art can turn a storage space into a decor element. 

This modern take on a traditional bar cart serves as both accent piece and storage unit.