01 November 2011

Revitalizing Your Home

Part of having a healthy life is having a healthy home.  There is the usual house cleaning that we all do - although some more often then others!  Another way to revitalize your home is to rearrange bits and pieces to give your space a fresh look.

Today I did a mini revitalizing session, working mostly with photo frames and objects on tables.  Visually it freshens up the space, and mentally it makes my home feel even cleaner.  I can't wait to snuggle up on the couch later with some hot chocolate and enjoy my home.  The best part - I didn't spend a single penny.

Here are some quick & easy ways to revitalize your home

1 - Move decorations from one area of the home to another.  For example take the photos, and objects from a table in your hallway and switch them with a table in your living room.
2 - Change your frames.  Move frames from the wall to a table, and those on tables to the wall.  If you plan ahead you can do an easy switch without nailing any new holes.  Switch artwork from one room to another to change the look in each one.
3 - Get those boxes of photos out and change out your frames.  Sprinkle in new family photos with classics that have been hanging up for awhile.
4 - Group like objects together into mini-collections.  Edit your groupings so your objects look like decorations, not like a shelf in a retail boutique.
5 - Moving large furniture can be a pain in the neck, but small pieces like lamps and end tables are good candidates for quick swaps.
6 - Use stacks of books all in the same shade of a color as quick decorative elements.  Turn them so the pages face out so the color is the focus, not the title on the spine.
7 - Clear out clutter!  Donate some of the "stuff" around your home, and then arrange what is left to create a cleaner more modern look.  Don't forget to get a receipt to use as a tax deduction when you make your donation!
8 - Pick one theme for each room and remove all of the objects that don't fit within that theme.  Take what is left and move around to create a cohesive look.
9 - Sew or purchase new slip covers for your throw pillows.  Add a seasonal splash of color or try something new.  Slipcovers are easy to change and can create a new look and feel for the room.
10 - Clean your windows inside and out - you will be surprised how much more light you get in a room with sparkly clean windows!


  1. thanks for sharing! i'm stopping by from the lovely poppy and would love for you to check out the HUGE ($100) giveaway we have going on- http://thelovelypoppy.blogspot.com/2011/10/blog-follower-giveaway.html xoxo nicole

  2. Nicole -

    FANTASTIC contest. I just dropped by to enter :)


  3. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing. Found you through a blog hop. New follower. :)

  4. Thanks for stopping by Kelly! I am on my way over to visit your blog.

  5. Great ideas ~ awesome inspiration!!

    Thanks so much for joining the Train ~ I'm following you back!

  6. Great ideas. I find that I have to battle clutter continually, but it makes a huge difference in how comfortable my home is.

    Thanks so much for posting the Flock Together button. I'm now following this blog too (already follow your photography one).

  7. Great tips! Thank you for sharing.

    I'm your newest follower via GFC and FB and would love it if you could follow me back :)


  8. @Donna & @Mikki thanks for stopping by!

    @Rebecca I will pop over and check out your blog.