23 Ideas For Changing Up Your Home In The New Year
With a new calendar comes an urge to wipe the slate clean. This year, whether it’s dramatic transformations or small style swaps, new, clean products or practical home accessories, we’ve got you inspired with 23 ways to reinvigorate your home and kick off 2023 with new energy and better style.
Let There Be Light
1. Storybook Setting
Set an elegant mood under the Schonbek Secret Garden linear chandelier. Inspired by the art nouveau movement, this on-trend design plays on the organic with a delicate bouquet of crystal buds effortlessly floating above your dining table. It’s a statement art piece with modern functionality that includes integrated LED chip on-board technology. Choose from three accent canopy finishes to boost your dining design style.
2. Luxury is Lit
“The Corbett Lighting Haru 18-inch grand pendant makes a bold statement anywhere in your home,” said Krista Swiss, lighting specialist at PDI Atlanta. “It complements a modern or transitional designed space with various textures and sophisticated accents.” We also love its natural marble and fluted design against the white opal glass. It’s the definition of luxury and a nod to the reemerging art deco era, which promises to be a top design trend of 2023.
We’re Turning Red
3. Warm Things Up
Rounding out a warm palette of reds is the beautifully muted Redend Point SW 9081 by Sherwin-Williams, the paint shop’s 2023 color of the year. Bold in its own, rich way, it surprises with a soulful tinge of deep curiosity in its warm, blush-beige tone. Use it to establish understated yet undeniable beauty in places where you want subtle movement, like bathing your kitchen’s cabinet doors or sprucing up a statement piece of furniture.
4. Make Us Blush
As last year’s colors hinted at life outside, 2023’s resume radiates how much fun staying inside can be. Benjamin Moore’s Raspberry Blush is a saturated red-orange hue that ramps up our heartbeat when we think about the innovative ways to get the bright, vibrant berry shade into our spaces. It’ll transform a room by blending courageous personality with maximalist style goals—and the good news is that it also pairs perfectly as a pop of color against still-trending neutrals.
5. Ready To Rebel?
Pantone tempts us into “the Magentaverse” with a happy red hue that illustrates an unbridled excitement for life. 2023’s Pantone Color of the Year, Viva Magenta, is a swatch meant to symbolize strength and inspire the kind of joy and vivaciousness that only our creativity can tap. Of course, when something that bold is on our paintbrush, it already feels pretty empowering. Use it to embolden an entire room or as a fresh pop of color.
Aging With Style
6. Dapper Drain
Aging has never looked so chic. The Infinity Drain Center Drain Pro-Series—the latest from Infinity Drain—offers a look that’s almost as invisible as it is stylish. Available in several contemporary grate styles (we love the Tile-in drain) and different finishes like matte black, satin stainless, oil rubbed bronze and more, it’s a premium look at an affordable price. Plus, it delivers on Infinity Drain’s mission to provide a barrier-free,
spa-like bathroom design that’s approachable, functional and safe. www.infinitydrain.com
7. Raise The Stakes
Edible gardens are enviable projects for the new year, and you don’t have to have a sunny-drenched, cultivated yard to see a nice yield. Raised beds let you build green-thumb-level gardens almost anywhere, and with a few right choices, you’ll freshen up your family’s food all year long. Choose leafy lettuces like kale or root veggies for shady spots and always plant more than you need. Most importantly, plant what you like to eat!
8. Going Up
Top to bottom, a stair runner transforms your staircase, not to mention the room it spills into. Upgrade tired carpet or soften up wooden treads with something sturdy, simple and neutral, like a Berber, or dramatic and statement-worthy pattern, like faux animal prints or contemporary patterns. It’s a simple project that delivers an instant style refresh and added protection for your staircase (and your tailbone).
From Floors To Doors
9. When New Ideas Knock
Open the door on a front door upgrade. A new entry modernizes the way you feel when you walk through your door every day, and the way you welcome friends and family inside. Try bold colors, natural stains or cool glass elements—they’re all options poised to make a statement. We love a craftsman style that combines one or two styles for a sturdy build and long, trending lifespan.
10. The Real (L)VP
It’s all about functionality this year, and nothing delivers on that like luxury vinyl plank. Plus, with so many options like timeless wide planks, all different kinds of texture and plenty of color finishes, it’s impossible not to find something that suits your style. Here’s a pro tip: Look for products that are embossed in register (EIR), meaning the texture follows the pattern in the design image (as in, you can actually feel the knothole).
11. Kick Off Your Shoes
Change up what’s under your feet with a rug that adds serious style without the worry. Washable rugs are available everywhere and they come in endless color combos, textures, trending patterns, shapes and sizes. Be it furry-family-members’ muddy feet, tough spills or messy accidents, when (and we definitely mean, when) it gets dirty, just pull it up, throw it in the wash and unfold for a fresh start on your floors.
It’s Crystal Clear
12. Set A Scene
Hunter Douglas Duolite Automated Vignettes let you change the energy of an entire room with just one window treatment. Choose from several fabrics and opacities, then use automation settings to open and close them for a range of customized ambiance. They’re energy efficient, so they’ll reduce the amount of hot or cold air that gets into your home, plus they allow for custom degrees of privacy while still letting natural light in. www.classicblindsandshutters.com
13. Trade Up For Texture
Adding trendy textures where you least expect it is just one of the design perks that (literal) window shopping at The Shade Store offers. Every drape is custom-made to fit your space, including its design. Choose from several different folds, stunning hardware pieces, rich fabric options and hems. We love the Wool Flannel in Glacier Ripple Fold Drapery from the Holland & Sherry Collection—a timeless look with plenty of dimension to bring both style and functionality forward.
14. Expand The Spa Experience
Smaller bathrooms get luxurious by swapping your shower door for a frameless shower screen like this one by Drexler Glass Co. With no door, you gain back that swinging space and automatically improve flow to create the illusion of a much bigger bathroom. Plus, the shower experience becomes more efficient, with easy in-and-out capabilities. The no-hardware-needed look is sleek, modern and seamless, elevating any bathroom’s design to something clean, airy and high-end.
Reclaiming The Kitchen
15. Counter Culture
A stone swap can make a major style statement—especially when it’s the never-before-seen alloy veining from Cambria’s new cutting-edge Alloy Collection™. The Berkshire Steel Sculpted Matte with textured steel veins and gray accents against a warm white background shows off the metal’s reflectivity and luster in subtle ways for an instant and unexpected upgrade to surfaces previously victim to forgotten red wine stains, scuff marks and long-lost lusters. Let life begin again. www.cambriausa.com
16. Zero Mess
Finally, sleek meets sanitary in TopZero’s new patented sink design. The only product like it on the market, the bowl sits perfectly flush with your countertop via a caulk-free rimless edge. Be it granite, quartz, porcelain, marble or any solid surface, this model eliminates the gaps and crevices where traditional undermount or set-in sinks may let mold and bacteria hide. With the promise of less mess, it brings new energy to any contemporary kitchen design. www.topzero.com
17. Bevvies At The Ready
Relieve the routine in your home this year with perfectly chilled drinks at the ready in any room. A bubbly drink with your bubble bath, chilled matcha teas for that afternoon workday slug or temperature-controlled cosmetics storage, Sub-Zero’s 24” Designer Undercounter Refrigerator provides seamless and functional design to level up your quality of life. Flexible storage inside, an on-door touch control panel, precise temperature control, WiFi enabled features like open-door notifications and more come standard on this panel-ready design.
Reinvigorate Your Vibe
18. Bring New Life
Fresh flowers are a timeless trend that symbolizes so many sentimental things—new beginnings, beauty, celebrations, love—that they can’t help but brighten up any room with varying colors, textures and hints of fragrance. Here’s a pro tip:
Keep them full of clear fresh water and snip away dead petals or leaves as they brown to prolong the arrangement’s counter life.
19. Decor DIY
Celebrate every single season this year with a home décor box full of chic accessories and fun décor ideas delivered right to your door. Designer minds at several home decor subscription box companies curate a unique box every single time it ships and are at the ready to answer questions, offer suggestions and share pro tips on how to reinvigorate your home’s style in small ways. The result is less time on décor decisions, and more just enjoying where you live.
20. Simplify Your Style
One trend that never goes out of style is simplification, and Instagram is your best resource to find influencers with endless tips, tricks, products and inspiring ideas to channel a little less. Peruse luxurious paper goods and a new book called Living Freely and Lightly from watercolor artist Emily Lex or follow @thebartahouse for real-time advice on living with less to nourish your home’s energy.
Keeping It Clean
21. Easy Loads
Laundry gets easy with the Energy Star-rated Samsung AddWash Front Load Washer. This sleek, (fingerprint resistant!) black stainless steel steam washer lets you do bigger loads in half the time and throw in forgotten items once the cycle has started. It lifts stains without harsh products because it releases steam from the bottom of the laundry tub to saturate every item inside for a more efficient clean. Another perk: WiFi capabilities let you control the cycles right from your device.
22. Breathe Better
Breathing clean, fresh air indoors can be hard to do, especially if you spend time cooking and cleaning. The Sharp Plasmacluster Ion Air Purifier with True HEPA + Humidifier with its double filtration system helps clean the air that passes through the filters in two ways. The washable, microscreen pre-filter traps dust and other large airborne particles. Next, the True HEPA filter effectively captures 99.97% of particles from the air that pass through the filter. www.sharpusa.com/pci
23. More Time. More Space.
The third-generation owners at SpaceMakers Of Atlanta deliver elevated levels of organization that come standard on their custom-made, locally designed and manufactured closets. Choose design options like cabinet finishes, back lighting, electrical outlets, glass doors, unique hardware and adjustable shelving to make it something that works to make every day a lot easier. Plus, once you’ve designed your dream closet, the process only takes a few weeks.