With a new year come New Year’s resolutions. This year I’m handling small updates to make my home a little more practical, arranged and, of course, nicely decorated. Listed below are 20 New Year’s resolutions for the home to inspire you to create some developments in 2013. — Kate from DomestiKated Life


7-Piece Coaster Set, Snow – $24

I resolve to make use of coasters. No longer rings on my coffee table! These white ones look clean in their coordinating case.


Jenny Cutting Board, Aqua – $25

I resolve to eventually replace my unsightly cutting board with a stylish version. I love the aqua band around this one.


Napkins, Orange – $24

I resolve to use cloth napkins for supper. They are green, inexpensive and stylish.


Orange Geometric Wastebasket – $65

I resolve to update my trash bin into something a little more stylish. This one has a fantastic picture pattern.

Triangle Laundry Basket, Black – $111.54

I resolve to not let my clothes pile up in my bedroom. This mod white and black hamper looks up to the job.


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Wooden ‘Clap-On’ Alarm Clock – $25

I resolve to wake up a couple of minutes earlier so that I’m not hurrying from the home at the morning. A design-savvy clock ought to help do the trick.

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Cherry Napkin – $5

I resolve to eat more fruits — or decorate together. This vintage pattern could be ideal for summer entertaining.

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Dana Gibson Large Gray Bargello Frames – $65

I resolve to eventually print out some of those pictures in my phone and put them in frames around the home. A chevron pattern is perfectly on fad.

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Dana Gibson Pink Agra Pillow – $185

I resolve to make my bed if I’m the only one that gets to see it. Decorative throw pillows like this one in a fun pattern motivate me to get the job done.

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Demitasse Cups – $47.70

I resolve to spend less cash in the coffee shop and brew some drinks at home — but not without a set of colorful mugs.

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Egg Holder Tray 1/2-Dozen, White – $9.95

I resolve to get my mess of jewelry. A white porcelain egg tray will keep my tiny earrings and rings arranged.

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Rose Gold Flatware, Set of 5 – $39

I resolve to try out something new, and rose gold flatware is a special spin on traditional stainless and silver alloys.

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Le Creuset 7-Piece Spatula Set, White – $75

I resolve to streamline color palettes to keep my kitchen looking fresh. White is the perfect color for a kitchen because it lets the colors of the meals steal the show.

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Rustic Leather Tray – $99

I resolve to get my desk arranged. These rustic leather trays are perfect for keeping the desktop neat.

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Monogram Pillow Cover, K, Navy/Persimmon – $44

I resolve to try monogramming. A bold “K” for Kate is sure to make an impression.

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Upside Down Glass Carafe – $25

I resolve to give my home guests the five-star treatment. A glass and carafe place provides a hotel-like texture to the guest bedroom.

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Kate Spade Black & White Striped File Folders – $15

I resolve to handle paperwork and keep things organized. I think any office could benefit from these fun striped kate spade folders.


Lobster Door Knocker – $38

I resolve to make an impression right now that you reach my front door. I think a bold door knocker would set the tone.

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Turkish Hydro Cotton Towel Set – $58

I resolve to keep my bathroom looking like a spa with crisp and fresh neutral towels. These monogrammed ones are a contemporary spin on a traditional idea.

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Slim Console Table, Ocean – $199

I resolve to update my entryway with practical furniture. This slim console is ideal for smaller spaces that need a spot for you to lose your keys and email.

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