With the new year approaching, it's important to set new goals for ourselves. If we learned anything from quarantine life, it’s that we need to make our home a place that we'll enjoy being confined to for long periods of times—because, hey, we're still in a pandemic.

Like with almost any new goal plan, major overhauls are not necessary. Simple changes can make a huge difference. Give grungy-looking walls a refresh with a new coat of paint. Buy a fresh set of dishes in a faux marble finish to make every meal feel like a fine dining experience. Add wall sconces to a room to give it a feel of old world charm. Upgrade your cheap booze by displaying it on a fancy bar cart—it might not be top shelf but at least it will look like it is.

Below are 5 suggestions to upgrade your decor in 2022.

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Hovia Scrawl Black & Beige Wavy Line Abstract Wallpaper Mural, from $4.40/ft2, hovia.com

Accent a wall with abstract-printed wallpaper to bring more art into your daily environment.
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Wayfair Lineberry 2 Light Dimmable Armed Sconce, $76, wayfair.com

Wall sconces are a chic way to light up any room. 
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CB2 Swirl Dinnerware, $46, cb2.com

Upscale-looking dinner plates make every meal feel like a fine dining experience. A fancy set will also inspire you to host dinner parties (when it’s safe again). 
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Room Essentials Gallery Frames (set of 7), $35, target.com

Any way frame it, those pictures of you with your fam and friends deserve center stage at your place.
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Urban Outfitters Selene Bar Cart, $199, urbanoutfitters.com

Top-shelf liquour deserves a fancy bar cart; and, it'll make cheap booze look like it's top shelf.