It’s January 2022, can you believe it? I can’t, I’m still in March 2020 in my head and can’t quite comprehend that I’ll be turning 30 this year! I thought I’d write down my goals for 2022 and take a look back at the year just gone (including my favourite DIYs, renovations and the rest!).
I only published 11 blog posts in 2021, which I’m ashamed of – I definitely need to make more time for it. I enjoy writing, sourcing products and researching trends. So, that’s goal number 1, and I really hope I stick to it – if there are any specific topics or trends you’d like to see covered on zoeoliviablog.co.uk, please leave a comment below!
Design for a home that isn’t mine
I did attempt to make a start at this a few months ago but I’m yet to see any results so I’m adding this to my goals for 2022 too. I have a section on here called ‘services’ so if you’re looking for a bit of extra help with an upcoming project or room renovation, I’d love to help!
The £99 Moodboard is a great option, including product sourcing, paint colours, flooring, furniture – whatever you need!
Save as much money as I can
This is actually my main goal, but the above goals might help me achieve this one a bit sooner if I can get some paid work or collaborations on top of my full time job (I’m a web designer, if you didn’t know!). My ‘big goal’ of the year is to move house, but to move to where I want, into the type and style of house that I want – I need to save up!
I think I’ve done all I can in this house without spending even more money on it so I think it’s time to move on. My original plan was 3-5 years in this house and then move on, so I can carry on working my way up the property ladder. It’ll be 4 years in July, so my goal is to reassess my finances in June (giving myself 6 months to save up as much as possible) and then go from there.
…And now a look back at 2021
My favourite transformation of the year has to be painting my bedroom Skylight by Farrow & Ball – view the full transformation here.
I’m still so in love with how it turned out, it’s so calming and cosy. I think it’s one of my favourite ever colours. It goes perfectly with the oak effect slat wall and my chevron laminate flooring.
Another one of my favourite updates is my new sofa. It’s the Oscar from Marks & Spencer (affiliate link) and is seriously comfortable! It’s really helped to create the ‘modern traditional’ vibe I was going for in the living room.
I’m also really happy that I managed to finish my garden renovation over the summer, and so pleased with how it turned out!
Another project I managed to complete this year was my spare bedroom/ office room. It didn’t really go with the style of the rest of my home – it was the first room I renovated when I bought the house and my style has changed quite a lot since. I painted it in Portland Stone Pale by Little Greene and Green Smoke by Farrow and Ball. I stained all of the wood to a walnut colour and painted my old IKEA malm bedside tables to match.
And there we have it – my goals for 2022 and a look back at my favourite home projects from 2021 – what do you think?
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