The start of a new year is the perfect time to hit refresh and revamp your living space. With just a few simple changes, you can breathe new life into your home and create a space that feels fresh, clean, and inviting. Here are five easy ways to freshen up your home in the new year.

Declutter and Organize

The first step to refreshing your home is to clear out the clutter and organize your space. Start by going through each room and getting rid of anything you no longer need or use. Donate or sell items that are in good condition, and toss anything that is broken or beyond repair. Once you have decluttered, focus on organizing each space so that everything has a designated place. Invest in storage solutions such as shelving units, baskets, and bins to keep everything tidy and easily accessible.

Blue gourd lamps sits atop white and gray nightstands placed against a board and batten wall on either side of a gray oak canopy bed draped with throw blanket. A blue bench sits at the foot of the bed on a light gray rug. A gray roman shade hangs over a long built-in storage bench flanked by built-in bookcases.

Photo Credit: Karen B Wolf

Add Some Greenery

Bringing some plant life into your home is an easy way to add a touch of freshness and color to your space. Not only do plants look great, but they also purify the air and can help to reduce stress levels. Choose plants that are easy to care for, such as succulents or snake plants, or opt for larger statement plants like a fiddle leaf fig or monstera. Place plants in areas that receive plenty of natural light, such as near windows or in a sunny corner.

Wicker basket chandeliers illuminate a white kitchen island boasting drawers with brass cup pulls and a maple and quartz countertop.

Photo Credit: AKB Design

Update Your Décor

Refresh your home by updating your décor with some new accents and accessories. Swap out old throw pillows for new ones in a different color or pattern, or add some new artwork to your walls. Change up your bedding or add a cozy throw blanket to your sofa. Small changes can make a big impact and give your space a completely new look and feel.

White and blue kitchen features blue and green wallpaper, a walnut top center island with sky blue bamboo counter stools decorated with green Greek key cushions, white cabinets with gray marble countertop and brass pulls and brass and white pendants over a second island.

Photo Credit: Ashley Hanley

Deep Clean

A deep cleaning session is a must when it comes to refreshing your home. Take the time to scrub down surfaces, dust all surfaces, and clean all of your floors. Don’t forget to clean your carpets and upholstery as well. Consider hiring a professional cleaning service if you don’t have the time or energy to tackle the job yourself.

Cottage style kitchen features a white and gold French stove with a black metal hood flanked by wooden shelves over green paneled cabinets, a honed black marble dual apron sink with antique brass faucets and a black distressed paneled kitchen island with marble countertop lit by glossy black pendants with wooden ceiling beams.

Photo Credit: Kristina Crestin Design

Rearrange Your Furniture

One of the easiest ways to refresh your home is to rearrange your furniture. Experiment with different layouts to create a new flow and feel in each room. Move your sofa to a different wall, or swap out your dining room chairs for ones with a different style or color. Rearranging your furniture is a free and easy way to completely transform your living space.

White and tan kitchen features dual tan wooden island, with one island matched with wood and abaca counter stools and nickel lanterns.

Photo Credit: Sally Steponkus

With these five easy tips, you can give your home a fresh start in the new year. Declutter and organize your space, add some greenery, update your décor, deep clean, and rearrange your furniture. With just a few simple changes, you can create a home that feels bright, clean, and inviting.

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