Having a beautiful home is really the result of small choices and decisions. It’s certainly true that large rooms, expensive furniture and professional decorating skills produce a beautiful home, but those of us living in average sized homes with well worn furniture and our own decorating skills can still have beautiful living spaces!
Here are three simple things you can do to make your home look beautiful and well cared for – it’s all in the details!
- Line your trash cans with actual trash bags instead of grocery bags – Dollar Tree sells 35 small trash bags for $1.
- Replace the toilet brush with a new one (make sure you get one that has a base) – Dollar Tree also sells these!
- Buy a pretty hand soap dispenser and fill it with dish soap – it’s almost always cheaper than buying them empty! Mine came from Burke’s Outlet, but TJ Maxx, Ross, HomeGoods and even Dollar Tree are all great places to pick these up.
Here’s another choice that will make your home more beautiful – choose contentment.
I’ll be really honest with you. I’m having to work very hard on this one right now. There are so many things I’d like to change about my house. It was quickly flipped before we bought it six years ago and the “new house” feel has vanished. The carpet, the paint and elements of the exterior could really use attention. My living room furniture is at least 20 years old and looks really worn.
Don’t get me wrong – I love our home! I’m very thankful for it and enjoy every day that we live here. Still those feelings of discontent creep into my heart. Choosing contentment doesn’t change my furniture, but it does change my perspective…and my attitude.
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Let’s take it a step further.
“Contentment is an inner sense of rest or peace that comes from being right with God and knowing that He is in control of all that happens to us.” (Steven J. Cole) When I look at my living room, certain relationships or any other circumstance in my life, it’s easy to be discontent because things are not the way I would choose for them to be.
Today I’m choosing to rest in God’s sovereign control over my life instead of fighting for my own control. It might be a minute by minute choice, but that’s my goal. Won’t you join me?