5 Easy Home Makeovers That Take Less Than an Hour

Trip Haenisch

Trip Haenisch is one of the most well-known interior designers working today. In addition to regular spreads in publications like Architectural Digest, ELLE Decor, House Beautiful, Interior Design, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Vogue and W Magazine, he was also named one of The Hollywood Reporter’s 25 most influential Los Angeles based interior designers and is a go-to for celebs, including Courteney Cox and Hank Azaria. Here, he dishes his top five tips for updating your home in less than an hour.


  1. Remove all the clutter and knickknacks from shelves and tabletops. Less is always more.
  2. If you have bookshelves, rearrange the books by size and color.
  3. You can move pieces of furniture around to other areas of the house. Switching out small tables and accessories will instantly freshen up the space.
  4. Rearrange artwork.
  5. Move carpets around. If you have a rug that’s halfway under a sofa, you can flip it around, hiding the worn and faded side.