Plans For The Home This Year

At the start of each year, I like to look around the home and plan little projects in to spruce it up and change things around.

Last year’s plans were the kitchen makeover, freshening up the bathroom, we redecorated the hall, stairs and landing, got a new shed and re-landscaped the top of the garden and my daughter’s bedroom got a complete new look. So we did a fair bit looking back! In fact, as we redecorated the lounge, our room and Little Man’s bedroom the previous year, it means we’ve given pretty much every room in the house an overhaul recently. Which makes big projects unnecessary this year, so I will concentrate on the little changes and I’ll no doubt be moving furniture about a lot.

This year, literally on New Year’s Day, I decided that one of my projects would be to rearrange the playroom so that it was better organised and given a little facelift. Cut to an hour or so later and I was hot and sweaty in there moving everything about! So that one’s ticked off already.

The Husband is very keen to get a new mattress, as he doesn’t find ours too comfortable. We are probably due one as I believe they recommend you change them every eight years? We started to look around for one, but I was put off by how many different types you can get – it will definitely take a bit more research, but we do need to get this at some point.

I think it will be the little touches that give rooms a fresh look this year, rather than the full makeovers. I’ll be starting with our living room, here’s what’s been catching my eye…

Home Accessories

Reed Diffuser from Next, Throw from Sainsburys, Knitted Pod from Next, Bronze Hares from George, Vases from Ikea, Lamp from John Lewis, Cushion from Ikea, Heart Sculpture from Next

Oh, and the Husband’s keen to get a new television in there, too. Maybe.

I am then desperate, desperate, to get out into my garden again. I am already picturing it blooming out there, I know my cut-flower patch will be absolutely covered in poppies, and most of all I am looking forward to the scents and fragrances. I planted new shrubs, bulbs and seeds last year that I am keen to see come up, along with new roses – yes, I have bought yet more roses. I also have the new patio area (with plenty of planting room and pots surrounding it, of course) to plan and design, so come spring I know I will be spending lots of time out there.

What home projects do you have planned for this year?

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22 thoughts on “Plans For The Home This Year”

  1. Oh I desperate to get into the garden too, it needs such a tidy up after the recent rain and winds. Oh we need a new mattress too and I am so daunted, by so much choice. I love your choices for the living room, especially the hares and the throw, such a pretty colour x #HomeEtc

  2. Those rabbits are so cute! This year I mostly want to freshen up the paintwork downstairs, sort out the garden, and do something with our kitchen – it’s so ugly and depressing. The landlord had the boiler replaced in November which was brill, but the new control box in the kitchen is much smaller so we’re left with all the brown and peeling paper from behind the old one. Ugh. #HomeEtc

  3. About 18 months ago I was asked to review a memory foam mattress, it is one of my favourite review items ever. It has made such a huge difference and we have slept so well with it, I can highly recommend! I love your living room choices, especially the knitted pod, it looks great. xx

  4. Aaah I just love reading about peoples plans for their home!! Makes me realise that it’s not just me with a list as long as my arm! My biggest home project this year is my She-Shed that’s currently being built as we speak! I’ve been waiting for a workroom since before the twins were born and *finally* it’s happening! Plus we’ve taken on an allotment this year so there’s going to be lots of planning for that too!! Exciting 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up with us lovely xx #HomeEtc

  5. Love the yellow! This year I want to make the front of our house look a little nicer with potted plants and wreaths etc. Maybe a new door knob 🙂

  6. Love all these choices and what exciting plans!! We have quite a bit to finish off as we moved home 6 months ago!!!! And a lot of our furniture now looks old fashioned in here! So we are making lists too 🙂 Thanks for linking up! Jess xx


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