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7 Resolutions for a Better Home in 2015

Practical ways to create a stylish and comfortable home that will truly be a sanctuary


There is more to decorating than just following the latest trends and buying new furniture. Whether you are living in a tiny unit in a high-rise condo, a well-furnished house in an exclusive village or something in between, there are many simple things you can do to improve your space.

Here are 7 easy ways to create a beautiful home that will inspire you to live life to the fullest.

Appreciate your home
The first step is to appreciate the beauty of your space. It may not be your dream home (yet!) but provides shelter for you and your loved ones. Instead of focusing on the things that you would like change about your surroundings, find the beauty in the imperfections.  
Find design pegs

The definition of the perfect home differs for every homeowner. Take some time to reflect on the kind of space that you want to have. You can start by browsing design books, magazines, and websites – the photos that you like most will inspire you to achieve a similar look.  

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Clean your space daily

At the end of a long day, it can be difficult to muster up the strength to tidy up your home. However, if you spare a few minutes every day, you can prevent manageable mess from turning into an overwhelming mass of clutter.              

Work on a DIY project monthly
DIY projects can be cheaper than purchasing new pieces. It is also good for the environment because you use things that you already have. More importantly, it is a way for you to express your creativity and fill your home with personalized touches. You can also turn it into bonding activities with family and friends.   


Work on home improvement monthly

Visit every room and make a list of things that need to be fixed. Here are examples of tasks that you can take on: change the worn-out pillow covers in the living room, replace the light bulbs in the kitchen or rearrange the bedroom furniture. Organize the items according to importance and accomplish at least one task every month.


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Invest in Filipino pieces

A few unique items can brighten up your personal space. Visit student exhibits, art galleries, and furniture fairs to learn more about up and coming local artists. While some may be a bit expensive, proudly Pinoy pieces are interesting additions to any home. 

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Don’t wait for the special occasions
It’s always a good time to use the fancy dinnerware, the embroidered hand towels, and the monogrammed bed sheets. An ordinary day and the same space that you go home to every night can be transformed with a couple of luxurious touches. 

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