I’ve been making tiny little changes behind the blog scene for years now and I never write a blogpost about it but those changes do make a big difference when it comes to making your home look up to date. You might not be able to see it in blog photos but I can see it on a daily basis and people who come to our house notice them as well.
Two weeks ago I shared with you that I wanted to update the air vent when I removed the dresser in our hallway.
I loved the small little change so much that I thought I’d write a post about it.
Look at the photo below:
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That dark one is so distracting and in person it was so much more dirty and outdated than what you can see in the photo. The new one I bought (click HERE) is unfinished maple. It matches our maple laminate floor so well but you could stain it to match you own color too. It’s perfect. Isn’t it such a small change with big visual impact? you can’t deny it, can you?
Small visual interior home changes with a big impact
And that’s when I thought I also needed to mention the yucky old electrical switches we still have.
Yup that’s still in my house:
And this one too: Cracked and partially updated. I’m mortified!
But I have done some light switch updates and the change is so worth it. They make such a big difference. I used the plain flat switched you can find at the standard home improvement stores.
And in our daughter’s room we used these brushed brass beauties (click HERE):
You can clearly call them wall jewelry. It’ doesn’t get much better.
And another thing I always do every year is run around with a magic eraser to clean all the molding and doors and walls and if I can’t get it cleaned then I paint a fresh coat of paint. The clean feeling makes everything feel so updated.
So please don’t forget about those little updates. The standard home decor accessories aren’t always the most important things. Those little updates above can make such a bog difference. Trust me.
Oh and the blue is back in the living room by the way and I love it. The pink was nice but I’m glad the blue is back:
rug HERE | similar lumbar pillow HERE | black lampshades HERE | similar lamps HERE and HERE | similar table HERE | similar light rug HERE | disco ball HERE | black pineapple candle HERE | sofa HERE | throw HERE and similar throw HERE | throw pillows HERE and HERE and my pillow tutorial HERE | similar pouf HERE | similar mirror HERE and similar star burst HERE | similar coffee table HERE
pink pillow HERE
I found these little small jewelry boxes at Pottery barn and the gem stone, gold and silver mix is so perfect for my table. Unfortunately they aren’t for sale anymore.
I’m having some issues with our oldest (now 22 year old cat) Heidi. She’s only sometimes going in the box and if she does her butt hangs out and it goes all over the place. She’s peed on the BeniO which I now rolled up yesterday. And I’m considering putting her in diapers to make it easier on all of us. Hey we humans do that too when we are old. And I’m determined to make it work because I love her. She doesn’t have a tail which should make it a little easier.
Do you make small updates throughout your home too or are those things you’d rather forget about and push to the back?
I still have to change the switches I showed you above but the majority is changed already. Some of them are tricky when they are three ways or I want to put a dimmer in. Which has sometimes required for me to hire an electrician but that’s ok too.