Refresh your home Jan 1, 2021 Jan 1, 2021 Updated Feb 22, 2021 Paint Nothing refreshes a space or can give it a new look quicker, easier and less expensively than paint. Dreamstime Reupholster or slipcover No need to toss the sofa or chair that may have started to look a bit worn around the edges. Instead have it reupholstered, or add a slipcover. Susan Pfannmuller/Kansas City Star Refinish Love a great flea market find? Why not take an old piece and repurpose or refinish it? AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews Add a chandelier or ceiling pendant In rooms that are heavily used or may not get much light, adding a ceiling fixture can help give an instant focal point and lift. Cathy Hobbs/Tribune News Service Swap out or add a new rug Not sure what to choose? Why not consider a nontraditional alternative such as shag or even an indoor/outdoor rug with a bold graphic print. Cathy Hobbs/Tribune News Service Bring in mirrors Mirrors can help make small rooms larger and reflect light differently in a space. Cathy Hobbs/Tribune News Service Consider textured material such as faux fur and hides Sheepskin, shag and hide rugs can serve as an alternative to traditional area rugs. Cathy Hobbs/Tribune News Service Accessories Consider swapping in portable design options such as accessories, toss pillows and throws. These items can add new color and texture to a space that can easily be used to give a room an affordable face lift. Cathy Hobbs/Tribune News Service Go homemade What would be more special than making something yourself? Shop your house Instead of bringing anything new into your home, consider moving an item to a different room or finally framing that piece of art that has been collecting dust in the garage. Mark Rightmire/Orange County Register Related to this collection Home-and-garden 10 quick ways to refresh your home in 2021 Jan 16, 2021 Looking for ways to give your home a new look in the new year? Start with quick, easy refreshing techniques that won’t break the bank. Home-and-garden Plumber flush with insider info on toilet replacement Feb 21, 2021 Every toilet replacement can be a little different. So here are a few extra details for you to consider from contractor/plumber Ed Del Grande.