Whether you are selling or just need a change, refreshing your homes fixtures and furnishings doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. Here are six ideas. 1. Add or Replace an Area Rug. Rugs get worn out. A new one can change the feel of a room. You can choose a different style from your furniture to add some interest to your floors. 2. Replace Drapes and Blinds. A change of window coverings can go a long way to update a room. Curtains are dust magnets in the Phoenix area and mini blinds are ugly and dated. 3. Add Some Plants. House plants add color and help break up the straight lines of walls and floors. Popular plants in the Phoenix area include succulents such as ZZ plants and trees like Ficus. If you have a black thumb you can buy only high quality fake plants. Next in Part 2: Three More Updates.