Tips For Keeping Your Home Fresh & Inviting

Decorating Tips for Your Home

If you own a home, you do not want your investment to go to waste. It is important to keep your home looking as beautiful as possible. This will have several benefits. Not only will it make your home a more enjoyable place to live, it will also increase the value of your property if you should ever decide to sell it at some point in the future. 

There are many ways you can go about sprucing up your home by decorating it. Here are some tips that will show you how to do it in an efficient and affordable manner.

1. Paint

If you feel that a room has become a little drab and stale, you do not need to spend a fortune on new furnishings. In many cases, simply repainting the entire room will be enough to breathe some life into it. 

However, you should put some serious thought into what color you are going to paint the room. Ideally, you want it to be a color that goes well with many different styles of furnishings, in case you decide to redecorate the room in the future.

2. Window dressings

This is an area that many people neglect. However, you will be amazed at how much updated window dressings can improve the overall appearance and feel of your home. Just be sure to have them made the appropriate length. Otherwise, there will be an unattractive pile of draperies on your floor.

You should also buy a new curtain rod while you are at it.

3. Various items

There are a wide variety of small and inexpensive items that can do wonders to improve the atmosphere in any room they are placed in. Candles, rugs, pillows and accessories for your fireplace are all good examples of these items. If you are not sure where to purchase them, you can read Balsam Hill reviews online, as well as reviews of other home decoration stores. You may just find some items that are perfect for your home that you never thought of before.

4. Change your artwork

Staring at the same sculptures and paintings year after year can get to be a bit of a drag. Therefore, set up a rotation for your artwork. Keep some of it in storage and display some it. Change everything around once or twice each year. 

The point is to keep your home environment from becoming boring.

(This is a sponsored post for which I was compensated.)


  1. Those are all great tips, Brenda. I really like that 4th(?) picture down...the bright sunny room. So pretty. o Diana

  2. Great pointers. :) I really like to change out the artwork that I have in frames. Really changes the view.

  3. All good ideas. My home lacks in window dressings. My windows are on the naked side.

  4. I agree. Great tips. I like to move the artwork around.

  5. That last photo looks really inviting in the midst of all this winter gloom. xo Laura

  6. Thank you for the tips! I like the one about changing the artwork. I have been wanting to do that with a wall in my family room. It's a large space and I'm tired of what I have. I know a change will make it look totally new again. Now I need some ideas!

    Jane x

  7. Great ideas and a fresh coat of paint really does help!

  8. Good post. My ceiling was looking rather drab, so a month ago I painted it. I did do white, although I really love the palest blue on a ceiling with creamy white walls, but blue doesn't work in this house with lower ceilings. As I started painting I realized the ceiling was much murkier than I even realized. What a difference the freshly painted white ceiling made - the room just brightened up. This spurred me on to changing out the throw pillows and doing some other tweaks as well. Thanks!

  9. Brenda, I absolutey love all your posts! I look forward everyday to checking in on your latest greatests! Please, keep up the good work. You and your story so remind me of me and mine. You go, girl, and be courageous!!! Dayle

  10. Brrenda, these are great tips and I have done the first three for over forty years but the 4th tip, changing art work, has been very expensive! I tried buying art in discount stores but they made the room look cheap. I tried thrift stores but often the art was faded or damaged. Yard sales often had art that I wouldn't have in my home. As for me creating art, forget it, no talent! Where do you buy affordable art? Art galleries are so expensive that I could buy a new sofa instead of art. Thanks!


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