Need a fresh start? These home items will spring your space into style

Here are all the home items you'll need to give your space a major facelift — and worth every penny.

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Renewing your home, for most, is a delightful and inspiring experiment, whereas, for others, it's daunting. Whether you're a first-time buyer or long-time resident, a handful of new home items are often the facelift or fresh start we're desperately in need of and, even more so, now in the middle of a worldwide pandemic. 

At the moment, our aesthetic is one of the only things we have "control," making it now more influential than ever. Nevertheless, the concern of electing the incorrect furnishings and, more frightening, breaking the bank to invest in it? Well, that is a constant concern looming over us, ruining the process before we even get started. 

Now, if you're looking to eliminate hesitation and ship it to the waste side when furnishing your digs, you're in luck— and we're here to help. 

Considering design is in our wheelhouse, you're in luck; we're here to restore excitement and inspire inspiration —while also reminding you that style doesn't necessarily need to equate to expensive (though in some cases, it should). 

For those looking to provide their residences with a much-needed facelift, we've curated a shortlist of five ways these home items will spring your space into style. 

1. Start with a stunningly sharp sofa

First and foremost, let's start with a sofa. A sofa is undoubtedly one of the most-used furniture pieces in our homes and is bound to receive the most wear-and-tear over time. While a neutral-toned option — without any of the frills could seem practical— when you're investing an immeasurable amount into it, you're more inclined to sway towards something a bit more aesthetically appealing. 

Our suggestion? Seek out subtle textures that'll elevate your room without overpowering it.

Try one of these sofa suggestions below: 

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Ambella Home Collection Venus Curved Sofa l Was $8,405, Now $6,724, at Perigold

Sparked by glamorous sofas of the 1940s, this sofa emphasizes a gently curved footprint, with a plush channeled-back that terminates into a top back-upholstered roll. 

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Caracole Compositions Adela Curved 96.75" Charles of London Sofa l Was $5,300, Now $3,965, at Perigold

Graceful style emanates from this awe-inspiring sofa. Finished in metallic blush taupe, the flowing, con-temporized cabriole shape is warm and inviting, with a gently curved arm and back for superior comfort. 

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Ambella Home Collection Cee Zee Curved 91" Flared Arm Sofa l Was $6,242, Now $4.994, at Perigold

If you were privy to our first suggestion but needed a bit more je ne sais quoi — turn your attention to this sensational style. Here, this style has a dramatically bending profile emphasizing a deeply diamond tufted back and raised on turned solid beech legs.

2. Maximize your space with the correct paint

Whether you're a renter or homeowner, it's safe to assume that paint is a small investment that grants a very large return — which is why it earns the number two spot on our list. From accent walls to full-fledged paint jobs, this non-committal, affordable investment is worth making.  

Try one of these sofa suggestions below:

Leaden Paint starting at $30, at Curator 

From the lead of the pencil develops the beginning of many designs and creations; this sharp grey is the source of a brilliant palette. Plus, it's an exceptional substitution for traditional white or eggshell, and it's the color of the year. 

Chalk Style Paint - Quart - Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines

Chalk Style Paint - Quart - Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines for $32, at Target

Suitable for every surface, from wooden cabinets to all four-walls, this chalk paint comes available in four sensational shades and will warm up every piece and part of your home. 

Duck Green — Colour by Nature

Duck Green — Colour by Nature starting at $110, at Farrow-Ball

Powerful but subdued, this shade offers an up-to-date alternative to charcoal shades for modern homes while reminding us of the beautiful colors within nature.

3. Add in an accent piece

After choosing a sofa and paint job, you'll want to develop your room (or rooms), and the most reliable way to achieve just that is with some supporting accent pieces. Whether you're reaching for an accent table, coffee table, or pouf, there are a handful of various arrangements that will bring your vision to life. 

Try one of these sofa suggestions below:

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Kathline Solid Wood Drum End Table l Was $239.20, Now $140, at Joss & Main

Sustainably sourced and carved from solid wood, this rounded-end table is painted and shaped into squares to form a mosaic style pattern that will be both stunning and supportive at the same time. 

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Douglas Accent Table, White for $750, at Williams Sonoma

With its rough-hewn texture and matte coating, this table has the sculptural presence of chiseled and shapely stone. Infinitely more versatile than stone, this piece is handcrafted of cast resin, substantial yet easy to move, and built for indoor and outdoor use. 

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Auburn Ottoman l Was $149, Now starting at $109, at west elm

Whether propping up feet or serving as a makeshift seat, this versatile ottoman is as fashionable as it is practical, instantly upgrading any intimate living space.

4. Invest in lavish lighting

Investing in proper lighting fixtures can make a world of difference, and one with linen or paper shades will only secure your purchase even more. From high-quality floor lamps to wall scones, there are a dozen different ways to go here, and we're confident each will be as impressive as the last. 

Try one of these sofa suggestions below:

Brandes 1-Light Armed Sconce

Brandes 1-Light Armed Sconce l Was $90.94, Now $60, at All Modern

This one-armed wall sconce adds iconic mid-century vibes to your place without taking up square footage. Call it a decorating win-win —this raised round backplate is made from steel in a retro satin bronze finish with decorative screw caps and a single short, straight arm.

Scrunch Table Lamp

Scrunch Table Lamp for $149, at CB2

Sparked by vintage, this lamp's metal-weighted base is wrapped in fabric material and paired with a coordinating shade for a maximalist pattern-on-pattern, '80s mod look, giving it both simplicity and personality. 

Safavieh Aurelia 63.5 in. Antique Gold Curved Floor Lamp with Off-White Shade

Safavieh Aurelia 63.5 in. Antique Gold Curved Floor Lamp with Off-White Shade for $81.19, at Home Depot

Inspired by historical photos of 5-star suites in London, set the standard for this global luxury light fixture. With an antique gold metal finish and white cotton drum shade, this lamp is perfect. 

5. Make your rug a focal point

Similar to your bed frame or sofa, the rug you decide on will also be prone to wear-and-tear over time, so you might be a bit reluctant at first to make any purchase. Let us say: it's understandable but also workable; finding a high-quality piece that offers intricate detailing that can withstand the test of time is imperative and more attainable than you might think. 

Try one of these sofa suggestions below:

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Ruthie Geometric Pink/Light Purple Area Rug starting at $44, at All Modern

A stylish abstract design and neutral hues — are only two of the many, many reasons we're swooning over this statement piece. With a variety of shapes and hues prominent throughout, this eye-catching rug is a must-have.  

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Faye Nursery Rug starting at $700, at west elm

From baby nurseries to living rooms, this high-and-low geo-shaped weaving rug is a versatile solid piece that offers a bit of intrigue, too. 

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Textured Wool & Jute Rug starting at $120, at west elm

With a total resurgence of 70's style home decor on the rise, this handcrafted wool and jute rug fits the bill. Perfect for high-traffic areas like the kitchen or entry, this chunky wool, and sturdy texture grid will stand the test of time. 

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Brittany Romano

Brittany Romano is Future's U.S. Shopping Editor, residing on the Upper East Side in New York City. From her start as a freelance fashion market assistant at Marie Claire to building a highly profitable commerce vertical at Us Weekly and AMI brands, Brittany has produced award-winning content covering everything from celebrity beauty hacks to must-have items from online sales. She is a graduate of New England College. When she isn't writing, you can spot her on Fifth Avenue lusting over the yet-another Chanel bag, making a stylish statement on her velvet couch (in the most luxurious sleepwear), or at a Boston Bruins game, in her signature So Kate Louboutins. 

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