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How to Redecorate Your Home For the COVID-19 Quarantine

Mary Ellen Vanaken

Mary Ellen was born and raised in Long Island, New York. After graduating from college, she worked on Wall Street for JP Morgan in New York City...

Mary Ellen was born and raised in Long Island, New York. After graduating from college, she worked on Wall Street for JP Morgan in New York City...

Nov 17 4 minutes read

How to Redecorate Your Home For the COVID-19 Quarantine

This winter, you may need to prepare to spend lots of time at home again as we weather a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Maybe spending so much time at home during the pandemic has even prompted you to think about relocating to a new luxury home with the help of the Mary Ellen Vanaken Team. But if you’re not ready to move just yet, you can freshen up your home and give your space a luxurious feel on a budget! These tips will help you redecorate before it’s time to hunker down indoors again for the winter.

Splurge on a Signature Piece

Even if you need to stick to a tight budget while redecorating your home, you can still splurge on a signature investment piece. Whether you want to buy a new piece of furniture, artwork for a gallery wall, a lamp to brighten up your living room, or a beautiful mirror, spending a little extra cash on a special item can really transform your space! And if you’re a smart online shopper, you can also seek out special discounts and deals like QVC promo codes, which will help you save on this purchase.

Declutter and Deep Clean

After spending a lot of time at home this year, there’s a good chance that your house needs to be decluttered and deep cleaned. You won’t need anything for this weekend project except for garbage bags and cleaning supplies, which you can purchase at the grocery store at minimal cost. And once you’ve decluttered each room and decided which items you no longer need, you can even make a bit of money - U.S. News recommends either giving away or selling belongings that are in good condition that you don’t plan to use anymore. 

Choose a New Paint Hue

Want to completely change up the atmosphere in your home without totally redecorating each room? Simply choose a new paint hue for the walls! Alternatively, you could paint one wall to make the color pop and leave the others with a neutral shade. How can you select the right color? DIY Network recommends checking out paint selections at your local hardware store and choosing colors like blues, greens, and purples to make rooms appear larger.

Experiment With Fragrance

For a refreshing change in your home, experiment with different fragrances! You can make your home smell inviting this winter. You may want to pick up a few fragrant candles for each room, or you could purchase an essential oils diffuser - look for sales at your local home goods store to find a good deal!

Pick Up House Plants

If you live in an area that experiences harsh winters, you may not be able to spend much time outdoors as the temperature drops. Bring the outdoors inside with house plants! Arranging a few house plants in each room will give your home a natural feel and lift your mood as the darker days of winter set in. 


House plants make for very affordable decor! Aim to choose house plants that do not require much natural light to grow and thrive, like snake plants, arrowhead vines, or peace lilies. 


Should we face another quarantine in the future, nothing will be more important than feeling safe and comfortable at home. Adding a touch of luxury to your living space will make staying in feel more enjoyable. This is the perfect time to invest in budget-friendly home decor! 


Are you ready to start house hunting for your new luxury home? The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team can help you find your dream property! Schedule a call with us today to get started.  

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