Jane Scott Hodges of Leontine Linens shares 10 simple things to do to spruce up your home for the new year. Our favorite? #10.

  1. Edit your linen closet – replace any items that are worn and tired-looking (especially towels!).
  2. Clear your surfaces. Minimize accessories. Store treasures in an armoire and change quarterly.
  3. Use candlelight or the fireplace to create warmth and ambiance.
  4. Bring out your fine linens, even for a simple family dinner.
  5. Pick up new throw pillows to give a fresh feel to your family room.
  6. Outfit your guest room with stationery, your favorite books, and fine toiletries to pamper your overnight guests.
  7. Transform your playroom into a “study room” for your growing children.
  8. Invest in high-quality down comforters and pillows to create a perfect night’s sleep.
  9. Return to hand written notes, for any reason – thank you, birthday or thinking of you.
  10. Resurrect the candy dish!

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