Collaborative post with our friends at Chill Insurance.

2019 Home Interior Resolutions

The Christmas season is already upon us, which of course means just around the corner is the start of a New Year and a new set of those notorious New Year’s Resolutions.

Most of us will be planning to shave off a couple of pounds or detox a bit after the season’s overindulgence, but what about making a resolution involving your home? This is certainly going to be a big part of our 2019 New Year’s resolutions (more on that later!).

The Chill home insurance team have recently put together a guide on the ultimate Irish homes, including expert insights into what’s hot and what’s not. This provides us all with something to aspire to in 2019 when it comes to the interior design of our homes.

The Ultimate Irish Home

According to the Chill Insurance eBook, which encompassed the opinions of approximately 1,000 Irish interior design enthusiasts, the most desirable place to live in Ireland is… Dublin. No huge surprise there!

Hand-in-hand with the high demand means that Dublin also has some of the largest house prices on account of this, with one property on Shrewsbury Road selling for a massive €64,450,191 in 2005.

House prices of course dropped since then with the economic crisis of 2007/2008, but are certainly roaring red hot again (as someone who bought in 2017 we certainly felt the heat in the market!). With some effort and elbow grease you can increase the value of your house even further. So what else can you do to up the value of your home?

Trending Styles

One of the best way to increase your home’s value is to make it look “on trend”, but what qualifies as being the current trending style?

Well, Chill Insurance looked at this too, with 28% of the 1,000 people surveyed saying that they adhered to a traditional style and 15% preferring a contemporary look (we definitely fall into the latter category).

These two very contrasting styles are obviously closely matched when it comes to their popularity, making choosing the right option difficult. The only advice we can offer with this is to be consistent. Once you’ve picked a theme, stick to it and make your home stand out from the crowd.

We have been pretty quiet for a lot of 2018 on the interior design front after a flurry at the start of the year, but that’s because we have been working away in the background on planning an extension to our 1950’s home! MUCH more on that in the New Year, including how to select architects, builders and kitchens!

So what are your 2019 New Year Home Interiors resolutions?


Leading photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash