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The year of relationship growth and career success, 2018 is set to see some pretty major changes. Whether you need to seek refuge from the chaos, or simply a space to sit and plan, reinventing your living areas will prepare you for the exciting year ahead.
Your home should feel relaxing, almost like you’re on vacation. A surefire way to create this laidback mood throughout your rooms is to place only the necessities in sight, sans a few decorative delights.
The first step is to minimise. What items do you take on holidays? Do you miss anything? Grab only the essentials and pack the non-necessities away. Keep a coffee table book or two, your favourite items of clothing, jewellery you wear every day, a perfume for special occasions, simple decorating pieces and a plant to breathe life into the room.
If you’re in the decorating stage or looking to swap your old furniture pieces for new, there are a few styles you can consider to create a hotel mood. Rattan furniture will transport you to a tropical oasis (think Fiji or The Maldives) and seagrass baskets make the perfect storage solution for throws and cushions.
Finalise the feel with fresh lemons in a bowl and a side table, complete with that magazine you’ve been meaning to read.
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