We\u2019ve spent more time in our homes over the past 18 months than ever before, which is a true redecorating motivator. And much like the sourdough-starter trend we were all knuckle-deep in for awhile, wall-painting and pillow-hunting are diversions with a pretty nice payoff. The difference is, you don\u2019t have to have any special kneading skills or patience, really, to update your space. In fact, we\u2019ve made it super easy by laying out some no-fail design moves\u2014starring our favorite finds from the new Amber Lewis x Loloi line . Loloi , the Dallas-based company known for its high-quality rugs and room accents, is deeply committed to craftsmanship and supporting artisans and designers, and is also a partner of GoodWeave, the non-profit that ensures no child, forced, or bonded labor is used to make their rugs. This latest collaboration with Lewis, founder of Los Angeles-based Amber Interiors , continues Loloi's tradition of offering timeless designs with top-quality touches. Rugs in the collaboration vary from hand-knotted to power-loomed, resulting in a range of price point and durability for everyday living. (Trade professionals can shop the new collection directly from Loloi, while consumers can find the pieces at select retailers.) Get inspired by the easy room updates below, and try some out to take your space from ho-hum to high style. No. 1: Add a pop of pattern. Sleek, sophisticated neutrals get a lift when you throw in a touch of color, like a richly hued floor covering. Case in point: the well-priced, power-loomed one above, which deftly brightens up an otherwise beige space. Get the look : Georgie Rug in Jade Sunset , starting at $52.99. No. 2: Mix up your pillow picks. Sure, you could top your sofa with a matching set\u2014but where\u2019s the fun in that? Try getting playful with patterns. For a foolproof approach, stick with a tight palette of two or three colors and pair intricate designs with large-scale stripes or solids. Get the look: (from left) Belmont Pillow in Cream Blue , $88.99; Redwood Pillow in Rust Multi , $79.99; and Bernadino Pillow in Ivory Black , $79.99. No. 3: Bring in a bit of greenery. Some hanging pothos, a grouping of succulents for your bookshelf, or even a potted olive tree in the corner can all instantly breathe life into your space. A green plant is also a touch of color that works with literally any other accents, including an intricately patterned rug. Get the look : Billie Rug in Ink Salmon , starting at $59.99. No. 4: Make a grand gesture. You can level-up any space without spending a lot by swapping in an oversized, antique-style statement rug, like the distressed one above. For the surrounding elements, choose pieces in neutrals or quiet hues to let this accent be the star. Get the look : Billie Rug in Ocean Brick , starting at $59.99. No. 5: Give your furniture a flourish. No need to go overboard with accessories. Just throw in a good chunky knit that looks as luxurious as it feels, and pair it with a geometric-print pillow. Get the look : Palomar Pillow in Denim , $88.99. No. 6: Sprinkle in a little symmetry. Try a pair of identical chairs or two of the same lamps, pillows, or side tables\u2014doubling up on a piece or two looks polished and deliberate, and the symmetrical setup can be calming in a room. Play that up with a plush rug in a soft shade. Get the look : Zuma Rug in Silver Multi , starting at $59.99; Diego Pillows in Natural , $79.99 each. No. 7: Choose one bold accent. With the right high-drama (and affordable) art, you can nail a chic living-room look with a few swipes of a hammer. Tie it in to the rest of the room with pillows that pick up some of the artwork\u2019s colors. Get the look: Alastair Wall Art , $409.99; pillows from left to right: Palomar in Denim , $88.99; Bernadino in Ivory Black , $79.99; Cypress in Ivory Beige , $88.99; Carmel in Cream Multi , $88.99; Pacifica in Sky Natural , $88.99. No. 8: Make a big impact in a small space. A bare hallway floor feels infinitely more luxurious when you top it with an exquisitely patterned runner like the one above. It\u2019s super-soft underfoot too. Get the look : Georgie Rug in Red Navy , starting at $52.99; Bluff Wall Art , $249.99. No. 9: Lean in to approachable art. A framed print or painting casually angled atop a sideboard, mantel, or fireplace is always a smart finishing touch. Surround it with a few artisan-style accents, like bowls or vases in similar shades. Get the look : Violet Wall Art , $329.99.