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The New Year is a great time to update your home décor. And you can make big changes with very little effort or expense. Here are a few tips to get you started.

Lighten Up

One of the most impactful changes you can make in home décor is to simply bring in more light. The more light you have, the more spacious a room will appear. You can accomplish this by adding a mirror or two in each room. Be sure to place them in strategic locations – for instance, across from windows, so they bounce more light into the area. And if you have curtains, consider replacing dark shades with lighter colors and looser weaves to allow more sunlight in.

Check out Pottery Barn’s selection of mirrors.

Use Rugs to Define Space

Invest in area rugs to create more defined spaces in your home that act as visual anchors. Place one beneath your living room table or underneath your bed and nightstand. They’re especially useful for defining a sitting area in a large living room. Just make sure the rug is big enough to fit all the furniture you want to place on it, to create a truly cohesive and defined space.

You can find a great selection of area rugs at Wayfair.

Set the Stage

When decorating your home, don’t forget to consider the space outside your front door. Imagine approaching your home and walking through an area that matches the design and warmth of the indoor space. You can accomplish this by simply hanging a wreath on your door and layering outdoor rugs and doormats.

Head to Target for inviting and trendy doormats.

Bring in Color

If you’re working with neutral canvases, like light-colored walls and carpets, be sure to bring in a few pops of color wherever possible to liven up the space. Try cherry or deep reds for modern décor, light blues for that farmhouse chic vibe, and deep greens for the understated, sophisticated vibe. Toss around a few throw pillows or lap blankets for an inexpensive infusion of color.

Pick out your favorite pillows from Crate & Barrel.

Follow the Sundance Creek blog for more ideas on how to make your home a haven.