The corner where the Christmas tree stood looks bare now, doesn't it? The mantel doesn't sparkle any more, and your home looks dull without the holiday decorations.

  The new year is a great time to hit the refresh button on your Greenville, NC, home's appearance, welcoming in a new style that reflects a new attitude for 2019.

  The best part: It won't cost you anything at all. You're using what you already have in your home.

  Here are 5 FREE ideas from the TRG team, gathered from home decor websites:

   1. Restyle your book shelves. Take everything off, sort it by color -- then put it back in a more cohesive way.

  2 . Create a fitness space. Move your workout equipment to a spot by the window. Add a basket for storing your weights and yoga mat.

   3. Change your artwork around. Make a new arrangement for your gallery wall. Relocate a painting from one room to another. You'll have a whole new appreciation for your collection.

   4. Get jump on spring cleaning. Wash the windows, inside and out. Bleach the white linens and towels. Wipe down the window sills and baseboards.

   5. Rearrange your furniture. Place a love seat at the dining room table. Swap out the lamps in the living room and the bedroom. Position your favorite chair so you can enjoy the view out the window instead of facing the TV.

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