A refresh is to update, to freshen up any space to renew your love for that area of your home. And I encourage you to do this in your home. A refresh doesn't have to cost a lot of money or any money for that matter. You could shop your house, move things around, or even remove dated decor.
When rethinking my space I found it best to remove everything. Everything out! Since the furniture was staying put, I removed all of the art, pictures, lamps, decorative items, pillows, and books to get a good look at the space all bare.
With it completely void of anything I devised a plan. I want our room to be cozy, reflect my husbands love of art on the wall, blended with my minimalist style, and room for the kids to be kids. I did a lot of my own style searching during this process. I can't pinpoint my exact design style but its somewhere between casual traditional modern minimalist.