5 New Years Resolutions for your Home


Do you love your home? Is it your castle, no matter how small it may be? Wherever you live, in whatever type or size of home, we have 5 New Years Resolutions for your home. Yes, for your home!

So whether you feel like you never ever want to leave your home, or you are thinking ‘Help, sell my house fast!’ because you just don’t like it very much, try these New Years Resolutions for your home and you will feel better about it.

5 New Years Resolutions for your Home


  1. Appreciate your home. It shelters you and your family, it keeps you warm, dry and safe. Focus on what you have, rather than on what you wish you had.
  2. Grab a notebook and make a note of 5 things you are grateful for, and 5 things you would like to improve. Refer back to it regularly, adding and ticking off as you go.  Look around your home, noticing what you love about each room. It could be the way the light floods in, or the wall colour or a fireplace.
  3. Remove or change things that you do not like. Move the furniture around, paint a feature wall in a new colour. Make a note of what you do not like and could get rid of, then look into selling it or giving it to charity.
  4. Do you rent your home? You can add rugs, wall hangings or pictures, change the curtains or light shades. House plants can make a big difference and change how a room feels.
  5. Do not buy anything unless you have a real need or place for it. If you do really need it, then promise yourself you will get rid of something else. Be more mindful when you shop, only buy it if you know exactly where it will go and what it will do.

By putting these resolutions into practice, you can love and appreciate your home more than ever.


  1. Not buying unless i really need to is something i struggle with. I see things i love and then have no where to put them when im home. Impluse buying and it annoys me that i do this. X
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  2. Sounds great. I do love my home and I’m very proud of it but I could always move and do it all over again x
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  3. My one and only goal for the year is to not buy any toys or books for my kids. We have too many toys and can get any book we want from the library.
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  4. Such good ideas. I agree not to buy something unless its really needed. Also love the gratitude idea. Thanks for sharing this lovely post. Love the green door on the picture!

  5. I love the “happy” book idea. It’s something I have done for a long time. Focusing on the postive really helps.

  6. Your so right, I agree that appreciating the home that you live in is a great resolution to have. We tend to take so many things for granted that when they are gone we realize how important they were.
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  7. We need to desperately declutter!! It maybe something to do with the nesting instinct but its on the list these next few months to have a clear out!! Including our loft. I love the last point, one we should all think about x
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  8. I love my home and I’m proud of it. This is a great list.

  9. I think being grateful for what you have is a good one! It seems we are always wanting bigger and better.
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  10. love your ideas!! I usually only buy things as i need them… because of my budget… but i find moving things a round can make a big difference some times x

  11. I love the idea of making a list of what you’re grateful for 🙂 x
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  12. These are such great tips! We recently moved to a new home so I’m still in the I love my home phase but I remember not loving my old one as much and these tips would have helped me remember to be more thankful for it.

  13. Can you keep repeating no.5 to me please… there are only two of us in this house and I don’t need new mugs all the time x
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  14. We rent and I think we need some more house plants. We have a couple, but I think they really add to a room and make it feel more full, and homey!

  15. Oh, I so need to take the advice to not buy something unless it is needed. I do really well on big ticket items, but need some help on not purchasing cute knick knacks.

  16. These are great ideas! I often walk through my home (while straightening up or doing laundry or cleaning) and am just SO thankful for it. It’s not perfect, but I LOVE it! And I’m a big fan of not buying stuff for the home unless you need it. Clutter happens quick if you’re not careful!

  17. Great post, I love # 2 and # 5! I fully believe in grateful lists and how they help to improve mood and outlook on life.

  18. Great list of things to think, makes you realise what you love around you and not focus on the things you don’t love. I don’t have many house plants but keep meaning to bring more in.
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  19. I love the first one, and I love my home as it puts a took over my families head. I would never take it for granted as I know a lot of people who don’t have that luxury x
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  20. These are great tips. Right now I hate the flow of my house. I hate that the kitchen is upstairs and the living room is downstairs…it makes no sense. Not sure how to change it. But I do go to bed nightly thankful for a roof over my head, so I can’t complain too much.
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  21. These are really helpful tips. We need to totally decorate our house and there’s a few things that need fixing, plus I’d love a new kitchen that actually fits properly. But it’s getting round to doing it.
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  22. I am renting my apartment and I love it big time, made a few changes but nothing drastic. Such lovely resolutions you have here
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  23. This is a great list. I am doing a lot of changes to our home this year, aiming to do it before Baby arrives so I have just under 6 months to do that! x
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  24. I think number 3 is really important. There are so many things around my home that I don’t really like that I have just kept for the sake of it. I think it’s time I went to a car boot sale or a charity shop!

  25. I buy things I don’t need all the time.. now I’m moving I’m starting to regret it! Great post x

  26. These are some great tips, thanks for sharing 🙂
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  27. These are great resolutions. I rent my home and it frustrates me that we can’t do much but as you say rugs, lighting and plants make a big difference.
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  28. some great ideas and I admit I am never happy forever decorating and wanting to change things I think I need to learn to love it as a home

  29. Such a good post. So often we forget what is important x
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  30. I like your #2 best! I have a gratitude journal that I keep every day where list as many things that I can think of that I’m thankful for! It’s a blessing to reflect and realize how much I truly have!

  31. This is really smart! I love my home and I should be paying more attention to it
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  32. We’ve been painting walls here and there to add pops of color. We’ve never done that before, and it’s been really fun
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  33. I live in rented accommodation and so I can’t make too many changes but this year I am hoping to jazz up the lounge with some accessories 🙂
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  34. Love your tips. This post is timely for me.
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  35. I have SO many New Year’s resolutions for my home! I have no idea where to start! I need to make a list and do one thing every week!

  36. This is a great idea to have new year resolutions for your home. I have never thought of doing this and really love the idea. Thanks for sharing the ideas and #5 I believe is a great one.

  37. These are all great tips and information. There are several things in my home that I’m not fond of and I’m going to just get rid of them. I think I’d like my space more.
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  38. I love #2 a lot and I think it’s something I should do. I’m blessed that we were able to gbuy our first home back in May 2015. There’s a lot of things that I am grateful for and a few things that I wouldn’t mind improving around the house!
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  39. I totally agree that doing simple things like changing rugs or adding houseplants can make a big difference, even if you aren’t renting. Thats always my go to thing to change
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  40. Love this!!!! That’s what I keep telling hubby! We live here so mind as well make the best out of it! So we are 😉

  41. I’ve always wanted to be bold and paint my door a different color, but have not gotten around to it. We did paint 3 walls red and one gold in a room. It really matched the decor at the moment, but when we sold the house, it was a headache painting over it.
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  42. I want to spend money on my home but so want to move that I don’t feel love for it anymore
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  43. I like the ideas! We need to love our homes! This is the only way to feel the most comfy here 🙂
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  44. I’m determined to get our home in order this year – starting with storage. It’s time to clean that clutter!! x

  45. These are great tips! I need to start buying some accessories to make our house feel more like a home!
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  47. Oh these are fantastic resolutions. I’m really planning on sprucing up my home this year xx
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