With the holiday season approaching at warp speed, it’s time to get your home spruced up and looking like new. Try these easy solutions to prepare.

A fresh coat of paint is a quick and easy way to give your home a new look at an affordable price. Consider starting with the rooms most frequently used, but don’t forget the guest bedrooms and bathrooms.

To make the most of your effort, use a paint that has the durability and color-lasting qualities you need. Valspar Reserve resists stains and fading and allows you to easily wipe away marks without taking off paint.



A simple way to decorate for the holidays year after year is with an artificial tree. Many hardware stores offer trees pre-lit with color-changing LED lights, meaning you can change the look — and color — of the tree with just a push of the pedal, making your decorating process much easier.

Use holiday decorations in unexpected ways to add festive cheer with minimal effort. Try hanging ornaments to decorate live plants, light fixtures, doorway overhangs, stairwells, mirrors and even the mantel. For this project, don’t use expensive or family heir-loom ornaments — just purchase coordinating ones that work with the color pattern you already have.

Potted evergreen plants decorated with lights bring plenty of festive feelings into a room. Using live plants infuses the room with light and good, clean oxygen, and it’s the subtle touches your guests will appreciate and remember.

This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.