Spruce Up Your Digs

Give that tired old fireplace some bling. Add molding or wooden appliques before you give it a new coat of paint. Make it shine!

If your walls look scratched up and sad, give them a bright coat of paint. Think outside the box. Don't try to match too much. Give it its very own personality.

One quick way to wake up a kitchen is to install a new faucet. It will give this area of your kitchen a bit of elegance and sophistication.

Another way to wake up walls is with tile. This bright green tile job is just what this kitchen needed. Draws your eye right to it.

Can't afford to go all out? Buy some bead board for your back splash. Or even bead board wallpaper.

A trendy new sink will do wonders for your bathroom. This shiny white sink takes the wow factor up a notch or two.

Hate the way your old ceiling fan looks, but live in a hot climate where they're necessary? Look at some of the new ceiling fans. Many are now part of the decor. 

Whether you own your home or rent, there are many ways to give your rooms some needed style. Even the little things can make a lot of difference. 

Like switch plates, for instance. Plain white ones are cheap, but you could go all out with fancy ones.

(All photos courtesy of BHG.com)


  1. I need a new faucet anyway . The one you posted is dreamy!
    also liking that green tile.. I have the green pots like they used in the photo..

  2. I would sure love to have that beautiful bathroom sink, Very elegant! Love the green tile. Great idea about upgrading plain, white switch plates. I'll definitely have to look into doing just that!

  3. OOOooo I like these suggestions!!!

  4. You have been on a roll lately / fun stuff :)

    Hope that you are feeling better

  5. Great tips and pretty snaps, Brenda. Too bad we're not all made of money! :) Hope you're doing well and not overdoing it! I have to mama folks sometimes. :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. Great inspiration photos, Brenda! I love that first room- it's so bright and sunny!

  7. I love that first one. Love the sink and the beadboard. Great suggestions. You should be on HGTV. I hope you are doing well.

  8. I definitely need to do a sprucing up! We're still in the dead of winter here, but I see that springtime is on everyone's minds these days. :-)

  9. I like the wall of bird prints on the wall. Super awesome! I love the photos that you share, Brenda. Sometimes it's the simple touches that can really make a significant change - and without breaking the bank.


  10. I love updating things in my house. I would love to have those bowl sinks in the bathroom! I like those industrial looking faucets in the kitchen too.

  11. Great post! I Pinned the picture of the dormer bedroom. We have two at the lake and hanging things on the wall has always been trial and error. I like the different sized picture frames. Thanks!

    Also wanted to tell you about a website I found...it features decor from "Around The World". The other day I saw an event for The Boho Life. Keep an eye on it. Dot and Bo (dot com)

    Jane x


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