A Little Bit is Better Than Nada

Bookshelves from Lonnymag.com

There’s a Texas Tornado’s song that goes, “A little bit is better than nada, sometimes you want the whole enchilada”. Maybe it’s my craving for TexMex or maybe I’m just consoling myself, but these lyrics keep popping up in my head. When I think of all the decorating projects I want to do, the mundane tasks I need to do, and all the stuff that falls in between, I realize that I’m not getting the whole enchilada on my proverbial plate. Rather than be put out by the work I’m not getting done (hello, blog posts) or the items still on my “to do” list,  I’m going to settle for little “bites” of success. After all, a little bit is better than nothing at all.

If you feel like you aren’t making much progress in your home, I encourage you to find quick and easy ways to instantly gratify your decorating cravings. Those tiny triumphs add up to big changes and fuel your appetite for bigger projects. Just for now, try one of these simple ideas and then bask in your glory:

1. Rearrange your bookshelves. Turn books sideways, group books by colors, or add found objects to the mix.

2. Never underestimate the impact of fresh flowers (from your garden or grocery store). Arrange similar color flowers in tight bunches in small vases, old pitchers or vintage glasses. Place single buds in glass votives or teacups sprinkled around the house.

3. Change out your accent pillows on your sofa or bed. Buy inexpensive pillows at discount stores or make your own from leftover fabric.

Pillow Assortment from Lonnymag.com

For a “little bit” more inspiration for little updates . . .

1. Simple Updates for Old Furnishings

2. 100 Quick and Easy Ways to Freshen Home

3. 99 Cheap Decorating Tips

4. Fun and Easy Decorating Ideas

5. 8 Quick Decorating Changes

6. Quick and Easy Updates for Your Kitchen

Okay, now don’t just sit there and do nada. Make something happen . . . then sit back and celebrate with a margarita.