Now that Thanksgiving has passed and it is full force into the holiday season we are thinking about presents, family and holiday parties. And if your thoughts are on that last one because the parties are going to be at your home you are probably also wondering what to do to spruce up your home quick. Well there are a few things that you can do right away.

The first thing you can do is declutter. When you get rid of all that extra clutter and nick nacks you will make your home feel much larger. Design is about being able to show off the space and it’s function. When you have lots of little things all over the place you hide the great furnishings and your wonderful floor plan. Don’t know what to do with all the stuff you don’t want to get rid of but are taking down while decluttering? Try storage ottomans, baskets and furniture pieces with drawers.

A second thing you can do to give a refreshing to your home before the holiday is new paint. Pick a room like the guest or powder bath and refresh it with new paint. Usually these are small enough that you can do something special like a faux paint or wallpaper that will give you real wow without a big chunk out of your pocket-book. And when your guests are there they will think you redid the whole bathroom not just the paint.