7. Bring Greenery Indoors
"I grew up in a family full of green thumbs. I thought I had inherited this particular gene until I watched a fiddle leaf fig drop every single one of its leaves in my tiny apartment. So I plan on going back to the gardening basics with a windowsill full of foolproof, low-maintenance potted plants and herbs to bring a punch of freshness to my downtown digs." —Sarah Jean Shelton, editorial coordinator