A welcoming, well-organised home has been more important than ever in the past few months, with Wagga locals working from home or spending less of their spare time out of the house.
For those tiring of the same living space, simple changes like a new colour on the walls or the addition of a piece of artwork can make all the difference.
Doats Playfair from Wildoats Design said while everyone had their own preferences, she enjoyed a bright home with northern facing windows and french doors to let the winter sun in.
For those with less natural light coming into the house, she said removing heavy window furnishings, focusing on light colours and white walls could brighten up a room.
When furnishing a room, Ms Playfair said "simple is best," and it was important to avoid furniture that was too big for the space.
Margaret Hull from Style By Blondes said it was important to not put too much furniture in a smaller room, and adding items that appeared to take up less room could give the impression of more space.
"You might choose chairs that are wicker or even metal ... things like glass coffee tables that you can see through so they're not really big, solid pieces," she said.
Ms Hull said her top tip for styling a room was to invest in a single piece of canvas art on the wall, and build the style around it with cushions and rugs that would be easier to replace should another makeover be desired down the track.
With art and with home decorations, she said it was best to keep it simple.
"I think one big piece is better than a few little pieces, it just makes a bit of a clean statement, it gets a bit lost I think when you add lots of little pieces," she said.
Plants were a popular way to fill a space, Ms Hull said, while also providing a hobby for those who enjoy maintaining them.
Ms Playfair said it was important to de-clutter, and sometimes "you have to get a bit brutal" when deciding how much to display.
She said for those in smaller homes it was important to find pieces that could have multiple uses, and have as much storage as possible to keep only the most beloved decorative items on display.
For those looking to spruce up their home without spending big, Ms Playfair said creative uses of op-shop items and hand-me-downs could save on landfill and cost much less.
"Don't overlook your grandmother's furniture or any offers of freebies ... even the antique furniture can be painted shiny black or white and you've still got a beautifully made, old piece of furniture but you can bring it into the modern home quite easily," she said.
When furnishing a home on a budget, Ms Playfair suggested creating a clear plan or mood board, and slowly working through the list rather than making rash purchases.
"Just buy as good a quality as you can afford, one piece at a time of the puzzle," she said.