These refreshes only cost you 5-minutes, it isn't just for quickly make a room look nicer, either, also a great thing to do one or times a day on any day because it's a fast way to sort of “ reset” rooms back to neutral position, especially if you're doing a lot of living in them.
1. Let in more light during the day and night
- Is it daytime? Open every curtain, roll up the blind and try to get as much natural light into home as physically possible. Though that might seem to shed more light on a less-than-clean home, when you've got great natural light flooding in through windows, everything just seems nicer.
- Is it nighttime? Do the opposite. Turn off overhead lights and focus a room into dimly lights pools of warm glow from lamps and candles.
2. Break decluttering rules
Let’s ignore all junk drawers and overflowing baskets, start tossing clutter into hidden spots as quickly as you can. But please promise yourself to declutter those areas when you have more time.
3. Straighten things
Just the simple act of aligning things back to where they belong can bring order and pleasantness to a room. Realign any tables, adjust a stack of books or magazines, or even straighten any crooked art pieces. It's not about trying to always live in a state of perpetual perfection — these little straightening movements are just easy things to do to create a pleasant effect on the overall feel and look of the room.
4. Pick up or dust visible dirty spots
Use whatever tools you have at hand to quickly remove the largest and most visible spots of dirty, and pick up tray pieces of paper or trash that have fallen on the floor. A quick swipe of a table top that catches the light. Yes, a full cleaning would of course make the entire room look great, but keeping up the look of a clean home can do in quicker way and save time to enjoy your beautiful home.
5. Spritz a good smell
Our noses are tied to our eyes in such a way that a room that smells nice and fresh will magically look a bit cleaner and fresher to us. It's a powerful illusion, so it pays to either invest in plug-in air fresheners or you can spray your odor-killing spray of choice on fabrics or in the air.