Ramp up your home décor with delicate additions like votive candle holders, decorative mirrors, wooden bed frames, and more.

By Emily Goldman
February 11, 2020
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Your home serves as a reprieve from the outside world, and it often depicts who you are as a person. After spending time and money choosing pieces to fill your abode—from the coffee table in the living room to the guest room bedsheets—deciding that your space needs a change can feel overwhelming. Luckily, you don't need a total remodel or renovation to refresh your place. Simple additions to your décor can make a bigger impact than you might think, especially when making a number of small modifications.

One easy way to revive your space is by adding delicate décor elements like a translucent pastel hued votive candle holder. Place your favorite scented candle within the holder atop your mantle to tap into one of your strongest senses—smell—or set a tea light inside for a subtle, scent-free glow. Incorporate more touches of light while making any area appear bigger with a decorative mirror. The reflective surface refracts light, while the simple frame seamlessly blends in with any room's décor.

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Another way to spice up your home is by crafting your own goods, like a handmade blanket. Featuring a thick, textured yarn the throw fits nicely into any room without making too much of a statement; plus, it looks perfect perched on top of a couch or casually thrown over a chair in the living room. You can also freshen up your dining room with a lovely centerpiece that mimics mother nature with its branch-like construction. If you'd rather start from the ground up, incorporate a patterned rug in a neutral color in any room of the house for an instant change.

Ahead, some of our favorite quick and easy home décor ideas. They're guaranteed to freshen up your space, no matter what your budget or design aesthetic may be.

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Votive Candle Holders

More than just a decoration, votive candle holders serve a function. They help maximize burn time by pooling fallen wax.

Shop Now: Anthropologie "Katricia" Votive Candle Holder, $14, anthropologie.com.

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Wooden Bed Frame

A medium wash wooden bed frame with negative space allows for an airy, open feeling.

Shop Now: Tuft & Needle Wood Bed Frame, in Walnut, $1095, tuftandneedle.com.

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Decorative Mirror

Elevate any space with a decorative mirror. With two D-rings making for an easy to hang piece, this mirror is made from a pine wooden frame with a silver finish.

Shop Now: Martha Stewart Collection "Spruce" Round Accent Mirror, $428, macys.com.

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Candle Snuffer

Perched next to your favorite scented candle, this candle snuffer offers up a clover-style design and sits pretty atop any surface.

Shop Now: Aerin "Petal" Candle Snuffer, $95, aerin.com.

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Dining Room Centerpiece

Mirroring nature with its branch-like construction, this centerpiece is the perfect mixture of rustic and delicate for your dining table. 

Shop Now: West Elm Brass + Glass Globe Centerpiece, $99, westelm.com.

Arm Knit Blanket

Nothing feels cozier than something you've made yourself, so create a big blanket using your arms and some yarn. This piece is a guaranteed conversation starter when used with rich hues and thrown over your couch or folded neatly on a chair.

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Elegant Tray

Made of fossilized clam shells, this artful tray instantly elevates any surface. Use as a catchall for your keys, a remote control, jewelry, or as a serving piece.

Shop Now: Serena & Lily "Stonington" Clam Shell Tray, $498, serenaandlily.com.

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A Neutral Rug

A textured rug in a neutral colorway placed beneath your bed, couch, or in front of your fireplace adds some subtle warmth to your room.

Shop Now: Pottery Barn "Kenley" Tufted Rug , $159, potterybarn.com.

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Blackout Curtains

Changing up your window treatments is a great way to freshen up a room. Navy blue curtains are both bold and barely-there with the colorway's neutral tones. Add a pelmet to hide any old rods or window treatment imperfections—or to simply insert another new element. 

Shop Now: Pottery Barn "Emery” Linen/Cotton Pole Pocket Curtain, in Navy, $59.99, potterybarn.com.

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