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  • Writer's pictureErin Hackett

5 Easy Things You Can Do to Refresh Your Home in 2022

With a new year comes new possibilities, and who doesn't love that?! I love to start right in my home when I'm thinking about ways to refresh and renew my perspective. Here are five super easy things you can do to refresh your home in 2022!

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Update your Bedding

This might be the easiest, most affordable AND most impactful item on this list. Name ONE place you spend more time in in your home than in your bed. Go ahead... I'm waiting! Even if you work from home, you're probably in and out of your home office all day, and we certainly don't spend a consecutive 8 hours in bathrooms or kitchens. Just imagine having a bed you're excited to crawl into every night... doesn't that sound like a dream?! (Pun intended). To update your bedding, start by:

  1. Washing and sanitizing every item on you bed, including your mattress cover and pillow. For pillows that cannot be washed, put them in your dryer on high heat for an hour or so to kill off any germs and dust mites. You can even put a dryer ball with essentials oil on it inside the dyer with your pillows to get them nice and fluffy and smelling great! If your pillows are in need of replacing, I recently switched to THIS down pillow from Parachute and absolutely love it. Best pillow I've every owned -- seriously!

  2. Consider purchasing a fresh set of sheets. If you've never slept on linen sheets, it's time to make the switch! Linen is ultra breathable, and not too soft or too stiff. I recommend THESE linen sheets from West Elm.

  3. Update your throw pillows! You can completely change the look of your bed with a new set of decorative pillows. And you might as well throw in a textural throw blanket for the foot of your bed while you're at it. I'm loving really natural textiles and pillows made from vintage turkish rugs. I've linked a few of my favorites below!

Switch Out your Flush Mount Lighting

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A super affordable, incredibly impactful way to update your home is to switch out the flush mouth lighting, especially if your still living with the dreaded boob light! You can find incredibly stylish flush mount options at every budget. Here are a few of my favorites!

Replace Shower Heads

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Something that not very many people think to do is to replace their faulty shower heads and faucets. If you've tried removing lime and other build-up but your water flow is just not what it should be, it's time to update it. You don't need to wait until you can afford to do a total bathroom renovation to update the plumbing. Stick with classic finishes, and you can use these items for years to come, whether you end up renovating or not. You will be amazed at how great it feels to shower with a new shower head -- it won't even feel like your house anymore (in a good way).

Hang Art on Your Walls

I can't tell you how often I hear from people that they have had art laying around their house since they moved in (years ago) that still hasn't been hung. If that's you, it's time to get things on your walls! Hanging art, pictures, mirrors and other wall decor is a great way to make your space feel totally new again. Stop procrastinating, and just do it!

Add to Your Live Plant Collection

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Whether you're already a happy, experienced plant parent or are still learning how to keep greenery alive, house plants are a great way to literally add life to your space. I recently shared an instagram post of my four favorite house plants and all of them are easy to keep alive with a little practice. To care for plants, you have to cultivate the discipline to give them what they need. Most people over estimate what their plants need, and actually end up killing them because they are over caring for them! I water the plants in my home once a week, and I pinch yellow leaves off as I water. That's literally it! The key to keeping plants alive is to put them in their correct environment (consider its sunlight needs) and to learn how much water it likes.

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