It is time to prepare our houses for the very last leg of 2022! We’ve compiled together an extensive list of home decor ideas to help your space sparkle as you bid adieu to the year in style. Dust off your toast glasses, and get ready for the invigorating promise of a fresh start!
Whether your New Year traditions include a lush party, a night of staying in alone or with loved ones, or exchanging gifts with them- preparing your space for a new year is the perfect way to truly embody the spirit of change inside-out. From big details to the smallest ones, we’ve broken down the art of creating an impact guaranteed to invite compliments from every guest that enters your abode.
Home Decor Tips For a Sparkling New Year
Pick a Colour Scheme!
The first step that every interior designer suggests when decorating your interiors is picking a colour scheme. It is a fundamental step for creating a visually appealing, comprehensive space.
Gold is a classic favourite when it comes to decorating for the New Year, especially during the holiday season when one can find an abundance of metallics and sequins peppered across collections released by décor and clothing companies, particularly at this time of the year. Pick one colour, a secondary colour to introduce some balance (for example, gold and white/black seems to be a particular favourite and can be spotted in a lot of décor for new year parties) and an accent colour to spice things up! If you struggle with figuring out what colours look good together, look no further than the colour wheel! You can stick to complementary colours, analogous colours, or even go monochrome! Pick a colour scheme according to your preferences, mix it up with a metallic accent or two- and pick your décor pieces accordingly to curate a space that looks well thought out and harmonious.
It is believed that incorporating the colour green, especially when it comes to your surroundings, is lucky due to its significance as the colour of prosperity and abundance. Every colour holds a special significance Explore more meanings here if you wish to have that as a parameter for selecting home décor.
Here are a few popular colour schemes, accompanied by an explainer on colour harmony so that you can build your own!
The Aesthetic Roulette
You’ve picked a colour scheme. Now what? How do you implement it? For example, if your selected colours are gold, white and green- for setting the table, you could keep a glass vase with golden/white flowers with green foliage as your centrepiece, surrounded by votive candles and matching crockery. This setup embodies the romantic aesthetic. In contrast, the bohemian aesthetic would include more nature-inspired elements, like a cane basket replacing the vase. Similarly, to give off a more vintage, luxurious air- you could even use candle holders! Pick elements according to the colours and aesthetics that appeal to you. Narrowing down a particular aesthetic or style will help you navigate the many options available for shopping for home décor online. You could even accompany these with traditional party décor pieces like balloons and foil curtains in a corner of your home to create the perfect backdrop for pictures!
Light it up!
Drape fairy lights alongside your curtains, and utilize candles to create a cosy atmosphere perfect for sharing nostalgic stories about the year that has passed, or some therapeutic alone time. Colourful votive candles are a fun way to incorporate unique lighting into your homes!
Votive candles with metal cutwork when lit up with a candle cast beautiful shadows on their surroundings. A perfect option for gifting, small touches like these hold great transformative power and elevate your interiors significantly. You can either keep it subtle with these options or go all out with statement candleholders to lend an air of art deco to your home! Lanterns, too, are a lovely option to spruce it up and make your place look absolutely stunning for the New Year. Featured in the list of top gift items online, Explore more lighting options and pick the one you like the most!
A Fragrant New Beginning
Appealing to all the senses is how one creates an air of luxury, and nothing beats the appeal of a delicious fragrance. The smell of a room impacts the very first impression of anyone who enters it. People are quick to notice when something smells nice, but it is important to be subtle with it. Room freshener sprays can be overbearing and stifling if overdone. Stick to a maximum of three to four sprays in a few select spaces like your curtains, on your rug, on cushions, on linen sheets, etc. If you want a more subtle smell, use fragrance diffusers and perfumed candles across your home to make it smell absolutely divine. A treat for all your senses, perfect for a little self-care before NYE or for a party! Pick from a wide variety of scents and fragrances available online, and select your favourites according to your preferences! One of the most explored gift items online, fragrance products are loved by all and are a classic choice for all your gifting needs.
A Year in Bloom
Employing artificial flowers is an easy way to jazz up any corner in your home! Use it as a centrepiece on the dining table, as a colourful addition to your coffee table, or introduce a riot of textures and hues in your living room by placing them arranged in a vase! For the New Year, incorporate artificial flowers in your home to add a sense of vitality and freshness to your home décor.
An unconventional way of using flowers for décor taking over social media right now is suspending singular stems in the air to create a background that looks like it came straight out of a fairytale! Gather artificial flowers, tie them vertically on a string, and create a flower curtain that’ll last you forever and function as a stunning addition to all your pictures and your home!
Hanging bunches of artificial wisteria over your dining table, or even in a corner of any room in your house is a detail that will make your space look otherworldly. Experiment with the colours, or stick to one- this creative usage of flowers will gather many, many compliments from anyone who visits your house!
Raise a Toast
From cutlery to the dinnerware– the perfect recipe for creating a memorable dining experience and celebrating the New Year with aplomb lies in the tableware. Sip on your favourite mocktails and cocktails in sumptuous, well-crafted glasses to add a touch of elegance to your lifestyle! Dig into your favourite food on crockery that sparks joy and looks stunning on your dining table. Classic colours like white never go out of style, but you could always try experimenting with the designs and the colours to personalize these elements according to your own personal preference! A gift your loved ones would be thankful for, tableware is a diverse yet incredibly important component when it comes to organizing and decorating your home.
Tinsel and Tassels
Traditional décor pieces like foil curtains, balloons and banners are popular worldwide for their availability and ability to make a space party-ready with minimal effort. However, if you wish to elevate these conventional décor pieces beyond being perfect for birthday parties, use them in combination with home décor items like paper lanterns, artificial flowers, candles and wall accent pieces!
Spruce up an ordinary gold accent wall décor piece by embellishing it with balloons and tinsel. You could even incorporate banners alongside fairy lights to make these decorations pop! Hang foil curtains in the doorway, suspend lanterns alongside streamers and balloons from the ceiling above your dining table or living room- the options are endless, and translate flawlessly on camera as a celebratory backdrop worthy of being captured a thousand times to be immortalized in your guests’ memories as a party to be remembered.
We hope these ideas inspired you to experiment and go all out for the perfect NYE party! Explore our range of home décor pieces at Home4U to bring your vision to life, and bid 2022 off in style.