It’s often helpful at home to look at your house through the Eyes of a visitor. We see the limp, faded dishcloth, the worn-out dish towels and potholders every day and get used to them. We need to step back and look at the things we use everyday to see if they need to be replaced and refreshed. Let’s face it, they get weary looking after a while!
I wash our dish drying mat often to keep it looking its best, but recently noticed that it had gotten old looking and pilled. The next time I was at T.J.Maxx, I looked for a replacement. I couldn’t believe the difference a simple little change like that made in the kitchen!
Another easy change that I made was taking out the dark red shower curtain and replacing it with a bright, springy Paisley printed one. I love the brightness it brought to that room!
Of course a kitty cat will make any room beautiful!
Take a hard look at the things you use everyday and see if they need to be refreshed! You’ll be amazed at how little money it takes, and how simple the project can be! Consider:
- Bath towels (but 1 or 2 at a time)
- Wash cloths
- Kitchen linens
- Dish cloth
- Pot holders
- Entry rug
Refresh the things you use every day – it will perk things up without breaking the bank!
3 thoughts on “Refreshing Your Home with Simple, Inexpensive Touches”
Great advice. I find this to be true about things on the wall, too, but they can be expensive to replace. Sometimes just using a can of spray paint on an outdated frame can totally change the look of a mirror or picture. It’s also an inexpensive way to “replace” light fixtures. Your post on 10-14-11 lists a bunch of things that can spruced up this way.
It’s amazing how little changes make a big difference, isn’t it? Thanks for mentioning the old post; I’d forgotten about that one!
I somehow deleted your other comment about words during stressful times in marriage. That was great advice! I love that you played games to have a little “outing!” That prompted me to take a game to A&A today! Thanks!