It’s a New Year and you may be feeling like your home is due for a little design update. But if the holiday season has left you with a limited budget and your schedule makes you feel like you have no time, then you’re in the right place. We have put together 10 home décor ideas to help you start. With something as simple as decluttering or some new throw pillow your entire space can feel fresh, on trend but timeless, and refined.

Set Up a Cozy Reading Spot

reading-nook-designNo designated reading nook? No problem. If your home doesn’t have any leftover real estate to convert into a reading nook, design your living room to serve double duty as a cozy lounge area. When choosing furniture be strategic with fabrics and shapes that are both sophisticated and homey, perfect for entertaining or unwinding alone.




2 Re-Style a Bookshelf

modern-bookshelf-decorYou could fill it with books or you could add in decor accents and accessories like vases and sculptures to break up the monotony of a wall of books. Or, color-coordinate your books. Not only will it feel more cohesive, but if you’ve got a lot of bright colours in your collection, they’ll stand out even more.





3 Set up a Breakfast Nook

Breakfast-nookBreakfast with a view? We’re in. If you can, set up your table in a location where you have a view of the outdoors. It will give you all the breakfast nook vibes without actually needing to build one.






4 Spruce up Your Entryway

entry-way-table-decorIf you don’t have a grand foyer—or you do but it needs some love–introduce a small console table. For a formal yet modern aesthetic, opt for a traditional table and then hang modern abstract art above it. Then lean some portraits against the wall for a laid back take on the gallery wall.





Swap Out Your Throw Pillows

throw-pillow-ideasThrow pillows are the easiest way to freshen up in the bedroom or living room. Introducing a new color, print, or shape with a throw pillow can make the whole space feel new again.






Show Your Powder Room Some Love

powder-room-ideasIt’s easy to overlook a room when it’s super tiny, especially because there simply isn’t enough useable space for décor. But it’s definitely possible, and well worth it, to show these nooks some love.






Swap Accents Seasonally

Seasonal-decor-tipsFloral? For Spring? Not even close to groundbreaking, but we’re still here for it. Swapping out accents seasonally will also get you excited for what’s to come.






8 Simply Tidy Up

clean-home-designThis probably isn’t what you want to hear since we don’t think of cleaning up as fun, but adding a few pieces that ease organization can make a huge difference. Consider installing coat hooks or bringing in a stylish coat rack coat by the front door. Then place a small folding chair underneath it to sit on when you take off your shoes. This will prevent those dreaded (and previously inevitable) clothing pileups.





Rearrange Your Furniture

rearrange-furnitureSymmetry, who? Your chairs and couches don’t have to line up—in fact, you don’t even have to havechairs. Put your side table in the corner flanked by two sofas, and if you don’t have enough arm chairs for a classic living room setup, just place floor cushions by the coffee table.





10 Go Minimalist

minimal-decorPare your stuff way down and your room will look totally different. This doubles as a makeover and spring cleaning all in one.