Design Resolutions: The Plan

I think we’re all in the same boat this year. We want to try sharing more aspects of our daily lives, thoughts, personal projects, etc. At the same time, this process is not only daunting, it’s also quite time and money consuming, especially for a design blog. Who redecorates every month?

The other day I read an article in the Wall Street Journal in which designers shared their design resolutions for 2013. Since my apartment really still needs a lot of work and I’ve decided to renew the lease for another year (while I search for that perfect place to buy), I’ve decided to come up with design resolutions of my own. I’m hoping to tackle one project a month and document the process, time and budget permitting.

Above is a sneak peek of my living room you may have seen on Instagram recently (excuse the iPhone quality and lack of styling). I’ve managed to make my place cozy, but it’s definitely far from finished! Since this is a rental and my budget is tight, I’ll have to get creative! Here is my list of design resolutions for 2013:

January: Get new pillows and a throw for the sofa (starting with the easy stuff)
February: Find the perfect bedroom dresser
March: Start ginger jar collection
April: Revamp already purchased second hand furniture
May: Purchase a new chair for the office
June: Hang remaining art and gallery wall
July: Update bedding
August: Switch bedroom and office around (this is going to be annoying)
September: Update lampshades and find a perfect pair of lamps for behind the sofa
October: Reupholster grandma’s two seater sofa
November: Update all curtains and shades (it needs it, bad!)
December: Replace coffee table

What are your decor resolutions for 2013?

Wish me luck!