5 Ways to Refresh Your Home

A stylist shares five ways to spruce up without breaking the bank

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After spending more time than usual in our homes in 2020, we all found spaces we’d like to change.

From makeshift homeschooling stations to working from home at the kitchen table, our houses became more than just our homes.

Natalie Warady, a stylist, writer and design fanatic who’s lived and worked in Chicago, Paris, New York and is now based in Colorado, has honed her skills in trend spotting and interior concepts.

We were lucky enough to speak with Warady about ways to spruce things up in 2021.

Here, she shares five ideas to refresh your home in the new year, without breaking the bank.

1. Hardware


“It’s surprising how smaller changes can have a dramatic impact. Updating the hardware on your cabinets might be all that you need to feel like you have a brand new kitchen or bath. My personal fave is superfront.com if you have Ikea furnishings.”

2. Bedding

Bed Sconces

A bedroom with texture and style from Inside the Home of the Masterminds Behind Boulder’s Cured | Styling by Natalie Warady | Photo by David Patterson

“Spruce up your bedding with an eye toward a finished look. Layer linen shams in Euro sizes with linen pillow covers and a contrasting patterned bolster. Splurge on the right-sized kantha cloth, quilt or large throw that fits the bed for a tailored, finished look. During the first months of the year, shops always have white sales.”

3. Art

Art On Wall

Kate Meyer’s home office art from The Editor’s House: A Love Story | Photo by Emily Minton Redfield

“Draw from your collections to create your own art. I don’t think I’m alone in collecting various tapestries and fabric, and once framed they are a great addition by themselves or in groupings.”

4. Mirrors


An oversized mirror from Anthropologie sits in this bathroom from Food Blogger Tieghan Gerard’s New Barn | Photo by Emily Minton Redfield

“Nothing expands a space more than mirrors, which can also instantly modernize your decor and add dimension to the room. Oversized vintage mirrors are great for adding an architectural feel, too.”

5. Lacquer

“A fresh coat of lacquer transforms heirlooms into modern day eye-candy. I painted 1920s wood chairs with black lacquer, and the one-of-a-kind effect is hands down more satisfying than buying the new chair of the moment on Instagram.”

Categories: Interiors