New Year decorations are not only confined to sparkly candles and tinsel.

In fact, they can extend year long and give your home a newer and fresher look.

Most times, you may find yourself wondering where to start.

Or even which rooms to redecorate and which to leave as is.

The answer to the above questions will be answered below in a guide to new year decorations that will leave you happy, comfortable, and ready to embrace the new year.

1. Out with the old, in with new

Out with the old, in with new

The first, and possibly the most important step is to rid your home of any unwanted items.

They may be old, worn out, unfashionable items, or simply something you don’t relate to anymore.

No need to hold on to the past, because after all, new years are about new beginnings.

So make a game out of it and search the deepest corners of your home.

You will definitely find long-forgotten items lingering about.

Remember, there will be no room for newer items if you refuse to let go of things you no longer use.

2. Consider repainting your walls

Consider repainting your walls

Sometimes, we find ourselves bored with our home’s current decorum.

In that case, choose a new color or wallpaper for your walls.

This simple task will change your home faster than you’d expect.

It doesn’t even require you to hire someone, you can go at it yourself and give wall-painting a try.

Be a bit daring and choose bold colors and patterns that make your house stand out.

3. Invest in smart home technology

Invest in smart home technology

Although this may be a bit on the pricey end, it is definitely worth it.

Actually, not all smart home appliances will leave a hole in your wallet.

There is a huge variety to choose from, depending on your specific needs.

Treat yourself to something that will make your life easier in the long run.

Whether it’s a self-boiling kettle or a self-operating vacuum, the sky is the limit here.

4. Go Green 

Go Green

A green home is a healthy home, and a healthy home means a happier you.

Green homes use less energy, water, and natural resources.

This, in turn, makes them a healthier alternative for their occupants.

They are also more sustainable and cost-effective.

Convert to eco-friendly lights, recycle your waste, even install solar panels if possible.

You will find that with time, your home will look and feel better with your new year decorations.

5. Stay up-to-date with the latest interior design trends

Stay up-to-date with the latest interior design trends

Interior design changes more often than you expect.

Follow the latest trends and ideas that suit your home.

Whether it is buying small decorative pieces or entirely refurbishing your home.

You don’t have to make changes all at once, though.

You have a whole year ahead of you, so take your time and make subtle changes as you go.

6. Make achievable but slightly unrealistic home resolutions

Make achievable but slightly unrealistic home resolutions

We all know that resolutions are made to be broken.

That is why, rather than set goals you can achieve, aim a little bit higher.

Make resolutions you know you won’t fully achieve, so that when you reach a closer target, you will have gone a long way.

Resolve you will prevent bathroom mold for the entire year for example.

You will probably check for mold at regular intervals, thus almost but not entirely committing to your resolution.

7. Redecorate yourself too

Redecorate yourself too

Let’s face it, no matter how good your home is, you will not be fully satisfied until you are happy with yourself.

Give yourself something to look forward to and follow an unfulfilled dream.

Make that trip you’ve been postponing for years, focus on getting that promotion, get that haircut you thought didn’t go well with your face.

New year decorations will only go so far if you do not challenge yourself to be a better and healthier individual.

As the new year brings promising opportunities, make the best out of it and give yourself a year of happiness and adventure.