Give Your Home a Quick Refresh With This Room-by-Room Guide

When you’re not ready for an overhaul but still want to spruce up your space, sometimes changing one or two things can be transformative.

We asked six designers to give us tips for updating different areas of the home and gathered a few new objects—from lighting to appliances—to spark inspiration. Jump to each article for tips from our experts, and product recommendations for every space in your home.

Kitchen: Stephanie Dyer in Portland, Oregon

Dyer’s renovation of a kitchen in Portland's Burlingame neighborhood opens up walls and reconfigures counter space. The floor is a striking terrazzo from Ann Sack's Renata line.

For a home in West Hollywood, Romanek punctuates the living room with a sunny pair of Facett chairs by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec.

Large windows and a white bedspread lend an airy atmosphere to a California bedroom in the first home Geremia designed from the group up.

Chan + Eayrs transform an 18th-century house in East London, combining contemporary furnishings with historic objects—including a hefty antique table in the dining area.

Lisac's laundry room for a home in Aptos, California, includes rolling bins from Steele to keep up with washing for a family of six and a deep sink to accommodate Dad’s firefighter gear.