With the holidays here, people are preparing to host parties, dinners and more. Could your home’s interior use a refresh before the guests arrive?

Here are three ways you can liven up your home just in time to share it with friends and family.

• Add wood to your walls. Whether for a dining room, entryway or bedroom, adding wainscoting or a wood feature wall can dramatically change the look of the room by adding dimension, often making smaller spaces feel a bit bigger.

• Update a key piece of furniture. Breathe new life into a room by updating the color of existing furniture. To start, pick a key piece of furniture that is a focal point of your room, such as a dinner buffet or hutch. Apply a paint color that enhances the room’s interior, or introduce a bold color and accent it with new complementary accessories.

• Install upscale finishing touches. You can dramatically alter the look of any room by adding crown molding or trim. By placing crown molding — a decorative trim that bridges the gap between walls and ceilings — in a prominent visual location, your room will have just the architectural accent it needs to shine for the holidays.

These home improvement projects don’t require years of experience or deep pockets. For more holiday inspiration with home improvement ideas, visit

This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.