The weather outside is frightful, but that doesn’t mean the interior of your home has to be. With the rapid approach of 2015, you may feel inclined to do some quick and affordable renovations in preparation of family members visiting your humble abode. Check out some of these six fun, festive and easy renovation hacks to spruce up your home to herald in the new year.

Gleaming Trim: Bring the fresh crispness of the first snowfall into a room by touching up all the trim in a glossy white. Even if your paint job is old, it’ll make it look as if it was recently renovated and cover any imperfections that may have accumulated over the years.

A Splash of Color: If you’re planning on doing lots of holiday cooking, make your kitchen backlash pop with a bold, glossy paint or with decorative tile. It will add color and excitement to your whole kitchen and impress all the relatives preparing food on your counters. (via DigsDigs)

Write on the Walls: For some year-round DIY opportunities, add chalkboard paint in common areas like cabinets, doors or accent walls. Then buy some bright chalk colors and go to town with some wintery doodles or holiday messages to your guests! (via HGTV + The Fancy)

Light the Way: If you’re hanging visiting guests’ coats in dark closets, add some light by lining the inside door frames with Christmas lights. It will help illuminate the space and feel warm and cozy. (via Pinterest)

Silver and Gold, Silver and Gold: Freshen up air vents, radiator covers, lighting fixtures or furniture pieces with gold or silver spray paint. This brings a festive feel to the home around the holidays, and is easy to execute with spray paint. (via Honey Bear Lane)

What’s Inside Counts: Brighten the insides of cabinets or shelving with bold paint colors or colorful wallpaper. This adds character and novelty to older furniture pieces, and can help accentuate what you have on display in there! (via Lulu & Georgia)

What home decor hacks have you been dying to try? Let us know in the comments below!