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10 Ways to Refresh Your Space This Year

10 Ways to Refresh Your Space This Year

By Justin J. Murphy


We’d all like to think the first months of a new year will bring about healthy changes, personal and professional growth, and a sense of optimism for what’s to come. But in order to realize these goals and emotions, it takes quite a bit of effort on your part. In fact, pulling off a complete mental and physical lifestyle overhaul can be quite daunting, and often can’t be done in just a few short weeks.


So, sometimes it’s best to start small and build the “new you” gradually with achievable actions that steadily enhance your life across the board. Let’s face it—sculpting a six-pack, learning ballet, or rewiring your brain to reinforce positivity and gratitude are all actions that can take months if not years.


If you’re looking for immediate personal and healthful gratification followed by results, why not start with refreshing your space and uplifting your environment? It only takes a few minor tweaks to turn your living or work space into a thriving monument of health.


Here are our top recommendations to transform what surrounds you into a new, healthier you.

1. Drink Better Water

Contrary to what you may believe, tap water isn’t as clean as you’d like it to be. In fact, tap water contains a whole mess of chemicals ranging from pesticides to prescription drugs and lead that can have long-term adverse effects on our bodies. So now you’re probably saying to yourself, “I’ll drink bottled water.” Great—unless you actually care about the environment. Your best option is to invest in an advanced water purification system so you can drink water the way nature intended.

2. Rearrange Furniture and/or Update Your Home

Even the slightest change in home décor can have a major impact on your psyche. Add some art to a wall. Paint a room a new color. Retile a bathroom. Move the couch. Find a bedspread that makes you smile in the morning. Your home is a reflection of you—make it beautiful.

3. Add Plants!

Plant babies are all the rage right now and for good reason. Indoor plants naturally refresh air and add life, color, and a much-appreciated sense of responsibility to your daily routine. Try a Boston fern or snake plant and let the outdoors in.

4. Take Off Your Shoes

In some places on the planet, families go to war for not removing shoes when entering a home. Fine, that’s an exaggeration. But seriously, shoes carry germs, bacteria, and parasites and can transfer all that nasty stuff to your floor and carpet. Treat your home like a palace and you’ll feel like royalty.

5. Breathe Healthier With an Air Purifier

Clean air is sacred these days. Turn your home into a haven of freshness with a top-tier air purifier that removes airborne mold, allergens, mites, and VOCs, and make a commitment to your respiratory system. Air purifiers not only prevent potentially dangerous health problems, but also help with allergies, sinus complications, and snoring. Breathe with me—in…out—doesn’t that feel good?

6. Maintain a Healthful Humidity Level           

New year weather means new mold growth. As we touched upon in another article {link to mold blog}, mold needs moisture to grow. If your home reaches a humidity level of 50% or more, it’s time to invest in a dehumidifier to capture moisture in the air and reduce the risk of mold. Better yet, kill two birds with one stone and get an air purifier to ensure no mold reaches your precious lungs.

7. Home Maintenance

It’s a bummer to crawl under a sink or pay someone to repaint the bathroom with mold-killing paint. But take a step back and visualize how great it will feel when everything around you is safe and in working order. You can’t put a price tag on peace of mind.

8. Change Your Air Filters 

Here’s one important item for which virtually zero people have set a reminder on their smartphone—air filter replacement. But air filters need to be changed on their recommended schedule to prevent scary dust and pet dander from wreaking havoc on your home. Don’t forget—an air purifier in combination with responsible air filter replacement optimizes your air and your lungs.

9. Go Bidet All the Way

Here’s the deal: toilet paper doesn’t do the trick. Bidets are a much cleaner way to make yourself feel squeaky clean all day long. Want another reason to bidet instead of wipe? Toilet paper consumption requires two million trees to be cut down each day. Save the planet. Buy a bidet.

10. Reduce the Noise

Twenty years ago, our homes weren’t wired for literally everything. Nowadays, our living spaces can resemble a movie theater, recording studio, and computer lab all at the same time. Declare one room in your house free from electronics, screens, Bluetooth speakers, and anything else that distracts you from the aesthetic beauty that you’ve created in your new environment. Unplugging from tech is an easy way to enhance your physical and mental health.


Take a few minutes, hours or weeks this 2023 and make a commitment to leading a healthier lifestyle in a healthful space. By creating an environment that uplifts both physically and mentally, you’re taking a major first step in generating a positive year of personal gains. And don’t worry: Coway can help! Check out our full line of products to help get you started.


More information about Coway Airmega air purifiers
Unfiltered air is more prone to carrying dangerous contaminants. Coway Airmega HEPA air purifiers are designed to ensure your indoor air is cleaner, with fewer harmful particulates and unpleasant odors. With multi-stage filtration and a patented network of capture technologies, Airmega is able to filter out and remove up to 99.999%¹ of nano-sized particles down to 0.01 micrometers in size – that’s smaller than most allergens, bacteria, mold and viruses! For comparison, an average grain of pollen is 10–70 microns in diameter. 

Airmega is perfect for improving air quality in living rooms, bedrooms, classrooms, studios and small offices. Coway’s HyperCaptive™ filtration system with Green True HEPA™ filter wraps any space in clean air, 24 hours a day. Learn more about Airmega at 

¹Coway air purifiers have been proven to trap dust, pollen, dander, viruses and bacteria in the air based on KCL(Korea Conformity Laboratories) testing. They have been tested in a 30㎥ size chamber according to the Korea Air Cleaning Association standard (SPS-KACA 002-132:2018 Modified) to measure the 0.01㎛ size of particle removal rate. It was tested on maximum fan speed in normal room temperature and humidity conditions. The performance may vary in the actual living environment of customers. → Tested with 150, 160, AP-1216L, AP-1512HH, AP-1512HHS, 200M, Icon, IconS, 230, 240, 250, 250S, 300, 300S, 400, 400S