That's not to say that those feeling won't arise again, I'm sure they will. When yearning to freshen anything up, I'm now (once again) swapping things in our home. Purging before purchasing and so on.
A table. After having our old Ikea table for about two years, we decided we were ready to expand. With kids of our very own, we are more eager to host dinner parties and art play dates. A vintage biergarten table for function (and conversation) will do. Even though our dining area isn't large, it's amazing how a larger table makes the space feel so much bigger. Our dining nook, now feels like a dining room. Our table was a Craigslist gem, but here's a similar one that's new.
Flooring. Whether it's a new rug or laminate flooring, both can change a home instantly.
Linens. You'll be pleasantly surprised at the change that occurs when new linens arrive. There's something about the purchase in itself, that stirs up the Martha in me. Here's one that I fancy.
Framing. I love a good gallery wall. I find that changing an existing one up, or framing new and beloved images can really bring some character in your home. Peter and I both love Framebridge, for their easy ordering, custom framing, and delivery practices.( p.s 15% off your first Framebridge order with code 15LATONYA)
Leave. Really. When all else fails, just take a much deserved break and just leave. Somehow, leaving for a bit, has the ability to give a fresh perspective and admiration for our space.
I was talking to a good friend the other night, and she reminded me to refrain from tempting myself with the whole "the grass is greener" mentality; which I totally needed to hear. Sometimes, especially in New York, we have the tendency to peek through windows (figuratively or literally) and find ourselves green with envy. Don't peak through windows. Clean yours and look at them with joy. I bet it's beautiful! How do you freshen up your home?