Recently, I’ve been looking for ways to refresh my space, my apartment, for cheap. While I love it overall, I sometimes feel like there’s something missing. On some days, it literally feels like four walls and a floor. That’s it. Initially, I thought about adding more pictures or swapping out the pictures we already have on the wall for new ones, but eventually I decided against that.
New furniture, maybe?
I mean, I am in the market for a new bookcase because I have books everywhere right now. But since I’m not sure where to put it, I can’t really determine the type of bookcase I want. So, nah. Not a bookcase. Not right now. Ugh, what to do, what to do?
You know that nagging feeling–that “I need change right now” feeling? It’s a strong one for me. Once it hits, there’s very little I can do to quiet it until the need is met. I knew that I wanted to update my apartment and refresh it, I just didn’t know how to do it easily and cost effectively. Because I’m extremely dedicated to putting my money where my priorities are, and dropping big bucks on a material thing for temporary satisfaction is just not a priority right now. Hence why refreshing my space had to be easy and cheap.
The Easiest Way to Refresh Your Space
I know you might throw tomatoes at me for saying this, but I decided on flowers. Plants. They are, by far, the easiest way to refresh your space. And I am saying that as someone with the blackest of thumbs.
Most are not that expensive and they look and smell good.
So, why oh why did it take me so long to bring some plant life into this space when I knew it would, overall, make the space better and indirectly, me better as well? Well, because I kill things (see reference to black thumb above). Unintentionally, of course, but they always end of dead. Remember the cactus Hubz bought me a few years back, I killed it. Remember our pet guinea pig, Charlie? He’s dead too. Now, while I don’t think I had a direct hand in Charlie the guinea pig’s untimely demise, he did die while in my care. Also, that balcony garden I started? It is no more. So, yes. I’m a bit hesitant to add living things to my home that aren’t of the human variety. Still, I can’t say that plants and flowers don’t do an amazing job of breathing life into a home.