6 Quick Tricks to Update Your Home Before Summer

As the start of a new season nears, you may be thinking it’s time to make some long-desired changes to your home. So, just how can you can refurbish your home without having to tap into your savings? Consider taking the following steps to enhance your surroundings and improve your home environment.

Hanging Chair:

Honestly, is there a better spot to enjoy a cup of tea and a good book? If you have an awkward corner that could benefit from a little something extra, consider hanging a chair from overhead. A hanging chair (this one’s from Anthropologie) can make a space appear larger by revealing more of the floor, and you can also find similar chairs that come with stands if you don’t want to drill holes or hire a handyman.

Gold Pin-Tuck Pillow:

In addition to packing a punch and adding a healthy dose of sunshine to any space, this gold pin-tuck pillow gives off a vintage, 70’s vibe – and as an added bonus, it can double as a meditation pad.


Arguably one of my favorite products ever, these Keith Haring removable wallpaper tiles make a huge impact without busting your budget. Easily installable without the help of a professional, these tiles are perfect for renters or commitment-phobes, and this particular black and white design proves striking in any space.


Simple, yet attention-grabbing, this emerald-green velvet mid-century modern chair is the perfect accompaniment to the bold, graphic wallpaper. Whether you need a space to kick up your feet and catch up on emails or a comfortable spot to take a quick breather, this cozy little corner fits the bill.

Side tables:

These white sculptural side tables are surprisingly heavy and durable, and they just so happen to serve double-duty as a plant stand and a place to set your drink. The repeated shapes in varied scales also add an elegant touch to your space.

Gold tray:

A gold tray is a great want to protect your round coffee table or ottoman from the damage it can accrue due to heavy use. This brass piece from Restoration Hardware is 24” in diameter, but it comes in a range of different sizes so you can accommodate remotes, books, drinks and so on.


This steel and walnut lift-top console table from Arizona’s own 11th Monk3y is a great way to conceal your remotes and charge your phone (yep, it comes with outlets inside!) while you kick back on the couch. This custom-build came in around $500. 

Mackenzie Collier is the owner and principal designer at Mackenzie Collier Interiors, a top-ranked residential and commercial interior design firm serving Phoenix, Scottsdale and the surrounding region. She also owns and operates MCI’s sister company, Scheme, a room-by-room design service targeting those seeking easy, affordable décor makeovers.

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