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Urge to Refresh
Anyone in the mood to refresh your home after the holidays? I definitely had the urge to do so, and since the new year (aka 2019 goals) I’ve been organizing, purging, and now refreshing the look of our home. Of course, I can be very ambitious and want to change almost everything when it comes to refreshing. I just want new everything. This would give Tre a heart attack haha.
But let’s be real, changing everything in your home is unrealistic and of course, it comes with a cost. A cost that I personally can’t spend money on or doesn’t fit in the budget. Well fortunately, I found a solution. I teamed up with Scotties to share with you all quick and affordable tips to refresh your home after the holidays. Seriously, these little changes make such an impact. Especially after all the organizing and purging!
4 Quick Tips to Refresh Your Home After The Holidays
A lot that I am suggesting are things you may already have in your home or they’re inexpensive & easy to get. The best part is that they are functional yet eye appealing. Sometimes functional items can be an eye sore. Lately, I’ve been trying to find ways to decorate with function without changing or creating an obstruction to the aesthetic.
Trays, Trays, Trays! I seriously love using trays for almost anything in our home especially if it has something to do with items in your home that have to be exposed or left on a counter, dresser, or shelf. Trays help everything look organized and put together. For instance, if you have a bunch of beauty products on your bathroom counter, placing them in a tray helps the counter look less cluttered and more well put-together.
Trays nowadays come in several different designs, materials, and shapes. So they can basically fit any aesthetic. I love using little dish trinkets for random knick knacks. Sometimes I place small trays in a larger tray so that my counter or dresser looks less crowded. I would organize one small tray for jewelry, one for keys, and one for my hair ties/bobby pins.
Change Sheets/Pillow Covers
A new set of bedsheets or pillowcases is a great way to freshen up the house. These quickly and easily give a new look (instant gratification). We changed our sheets and duvet covers to something with lighter hues to brighten up the home during the gloomy winter days. There are several pillows in our living room and it was time for a change. We spend (and so does our family & friends whenever they are over) most of our time in that room.
We recently walked into H&M and shopped their home section. I remember being amazed by the H&M home section in Spain and I was ecstatic that they were bringing it to the U.S. And it didn’t disappoint. We did not go too crazy, but definitely bought some new pillow covers for our living room. For instance, we got these pink velvet ones for $5 only! Can you believe it?! We were shocked and it was a no-brainer purchase. The fun part is that one side is velvet and the other is linen. Then we got these ones because we love the design on it. It has a basketweave effect to it. Overall, we were impressed with the quality too!
Scotties Facial Tissues
Sounds odd to add tissues as part of refreshing your home, but it’s Winter & cold and people get sick. Almost everyone I know has gotten very very sick, so I know it is spreading! Having Scotties facial tissues accessible around your home is seriously helpful. You will thank yourself for doing this and so will the people who enter your home. Remember, I’m all about functional pieces.
I love getting Scotties facial tissues because not only are they helpful to combat the Winter ailments, but their boxes are decorative. They have several different designs, prints, and patterns. This means that there is a tissue box that can work with any room in your home! I love that because this means I don’t have to sacrifice my home’s aesthetic and style. Plus, have you tried Scotties tissues? They’re so soft! My nose is so grateful for it haha!
So I’ll admit, buying fresh cut flowers is not necessarily functional, but adding life (aside from humans) to your home really brightens up the space. I love getting fresh flowers or some type of fresh greenery (my favorite is eucalyptus). Some have a beautiful scent and help pull the space together. The additional life it adds to your space helps improve your mood. They are also known to help promote relaxation. Now who doesn’t love to be relaxed?!
So who’s ready to refresh your home after the holidays?!
Theses tips are amazing !
I love to get fresh flowers and I should invest in trays and new pillows covers
Thank you so much Margot! Fresh flowers are the best!
I agree with all of these!!
So glad to hear you do!
Hillary Conheady says
These are such great tips! I am a huge lover of fresh flowers also! A room completely changes with some blooms!
xo, Hillary | hillheady.com
Glad to hear you this Hillary!
I love it all! I keep everythinggg in trays. I probably have way too many haha!
Trays are the best way to make everything look less cluttery!
Such a great tips!!! ❤️. I love fresh flowers 💐.
Thank you Oli!
I LOVE HAVING TRAYS AROUND THE HOSUE – IT HELPS KEEP EVERYTHING ORGANIZED!
I totally agree! They’re the best!
These are all such great tips! Trays are one of my favorite ways to keep things organized!
Thank Kim! I can never have enough trays!
These are some great tips dear. Can’t go wrong with those cute pink pillows.
Jessica | notjessfashion.com
Thank you so much Jessica!
These really are the best ways to refresh your place… it’s always the small things.
Have an amazing 2019!
Thank you Radi!
Grace Sawford says
TRAYS! How grateful I was finding these things for my bathroom. Haha! They do look more well put-together and since I bought one for keys and one for my jewelry. Fresh flowers are something I’ll buy more this year so that the house feels more fresh and alive! have a lovely weekend! x
Aren’t trays the best thing ever! They really help everything look so well put together!
I’ve heard great things about the H&M home section- I don’t think we have the items in store in my city but I’ll have to check it out online!
It is incredible! And yes for sure check it out online!
I keep a box of tissues in every room, and I always want them to look cute and match with the decor, so it totally makes sense!
Chic on the Cheap
Right?! a box of tissue is so necessary!
Perla Aguilar says
These are great tips! I love trays, but need a few of my own and some pillow covers wouldn’t hurt lol
I hope the new year is treating you well! ♥
PerlaGiselle | iamperlita.com
Thanks Perla! they are definitely a great way to refresh!
These are such excellent suggestions for a beginning of the year home refresh! I really want to shop at H&M’s home department, but we don’t have any stores in my city that include it. I guess I’ll have to do it online 🙂 Love those decorative tissue boxes too! I gotta find some for my home!
Online has incredible selections as well! Thanks Stephanie!
Jess Scull says
Your home looks gorgeous – love your style!
Thank you Jess!
I’m not a huge fan of trays, but they are so helpful when it comes to organizing, thank you for sharing these tips 😉
Lots of love ♥ January Girl
Understandable that they are not for everyone. Hopefully these other tips help!
I always feel like my home is so empty after the holidays with all the decorations taken down. It’s actually pretty refreshing but also love the idea of fresh flowers to brighten it up!
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I feel the same way too! Fresh flowers are such a great addition!
Such a great post and love this brand!!
Aren’t they a great brand! Thanks Sam!
What a cute place! I love how you have refreshed it and I agree: fresh flowers really do make a world of difference!
Thank you so much Didier!
These are some great tips! My home always feels so empty after the holidays!
Thanks Kelsey! I feel the same way too!
Kasey | Running in Heels says
Your home looks so bright and clean! I love it! I need to get a few trays to hold all of the random things I have sitting around!
Yes! Trays help everything look so put together!
Amy Arnold says
Love these easy ways to refresh your home! Plus it is fun to see yours – beautiful!
Straight A Style
Thank you so much Amy Ann!
Nina Nguyen says
Such great tips Rach! I love getting fresh flowers! Have a great week!
Thank you Nina!
Missy May says
Oh Rach I can definitely relate. I like changing and moving things around my home a lot. These are great tips and agree.
Right?! helps freshen things up!
I love your tips! Give me all the trays!
Le Stylo Rouge
Thank you Ashley!
I love!! Love trays.😄…in my city H&M doesnt have a home section yet… thanks for the tip, my house looks a mess right now. I need to get rid of a lot of things from the holidays!
Trays are the best! You can shop H&M’s home section online!
Nice tips, I had a massive clean-up too in the first week of January before I returned to work. I agree, trays help to de-clutter.
It really does!
Inna Pishtoy says
I totally agree with you, after the holidays pass I want to refresh everything and change it all! Great post 🙂
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These details really refresh your home! I really like them! Thank you for inspiration!
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Thank you so much!
Linda Quinones says
Yes yes yes to home decor posts Rach! I love these little tips to spruce up your space. I always get in the mood to change up but then always want to go to the extreme haha but obviously never can. I also love how attractive that tissue box is. You would never think of it, but it makes a huge difference when it goes with your decor.
Thank you so much Linda! I get those extreme moods all the time haha!
Loved all these tips! These can be used for coming home from travels as well.
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Definitely can be!
Kinga K says
perfect time ♥
Kelsey Bang says
great tips! adding some fresh flowers is always a nice touch!
It really is!
What a lovely post! Your home looks so beautiful and love the idea with the fresh flowers!
lots of love, Miri
Thank you so much Miri!
Goldfields Girl says
Your house and decor looks soooo pretty. Some great tips, it really is simple to update and refresh. I love the gold trays in your first pic, the look gorgeous!
Deneale | Goldfields Girl
Thank you so much Deneale! Sometimes I think the simple tips makes a big impact!