Let’s face it: Sticking to your New Year’s resolutions can be difficult. That’s why it’s smart to make simple resolutions for your home in the new year, instead of ones you can’t commit to.
To help, we rounded up some New Year’s resolutions you can make for your home that will help improve your life too. From investing in quality window treatments to eco-friendly home upgrades (to help your budget and the environment), here are five resolutions that will better your home and your life in 2020.
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1. Upgrade Your Bedroom Window Treatments
If you don’t already have blackout lined bedroom window treatments, then now’s the time to listen up. Thicker than our 100-percent cotton privacy lining, our blackout lining is designed to block out daylight entirely—and can be added to any of our custom-cut curtains or shades. Make upgrading your bedroom window treatments with blackout lining one of your New Year’s resolutions and you’ll sleep more soundly (and sunlight-free) in 2020.
2. Switch to LED Bulbs
If you’re still using incandescent light bulbs in your home—aka the inexpensive ones you buy at the grocery store—2020 is the year to reconsider. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), energy-efficient LED bulbs typically use about 25 to 80 percent less energy than traditional incandescent ones—so making the switch to LED light bulbs will help save the environment and save you money.
3. Pare Down and Get Organized
Whether it means donating any clothes you haven’t worn in the last year or throwing out all of the almost-empty shampoo bottles in your shower, purging your place of the stuff you no longer use will help clear your mind and home for the new year. Once you’ve rid your home of unnecessary items, focus on organizing what’s left so you can keep your place clean and clutter-free for 2020.
4. Invest in Custom Shades or Drapes
For a more a tailored look that saves you money in the long run, consider investing in custom Barn & Willow shades or drapes for your home in 2020. Made with precise measurements, quality materials, and your choice of lining, our custom window treatments won’t just elevate the ambience of your home--they’ll long outlive any off the-shelf styles you buy in the store.
5. Decorate with Houseplants
A little greenery can go a long way at home. Not only do houseplants release oxygen that naturally purifies and refreshes the air in a room, studies suggest that simply looking at them can boost your mood. Do your home and yourself a favor and make a resolution to decorate with more houseplants in the new year.