We've had some lovely rain the last couple of days here in Southern California. Rain does not come often for us so it is such a gift when it does. It is a treat on a day like that to stay inside and putter around the house; clean out a closet, re-arrange the furniture or even just a shelf or two.
I have a client who lives in Chicago. We have worked together for a number of years ... all long distance. She will email me photos and ask for help and then I will email her back a list of what to purchase and where to place it. One day, she said she needed a little lift in her family room, and she was unhappy with her bookshelves.
So I had her empty out the bookshelves and send me measurements. I took inventory of what she had and then shopped from online from stores that I knew she had locally (Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, Z Gallerie for example). I sent her a list of what to buy and where to put each item.
After we de-cluttered the shelves, we added some new pillows to freshen up the room.
Sometimes thats all it takes to give a room (and yourself) a little pick-me-up.
Tip of the day: When you are unhappy with the way your room looks but you don't know what the problem is, take a photograph of the space and look at it - it will become more obvious.