Perhaps the kitchen is your bete noir? If it is you can do a lot with some new blinds and lampshades. Try some potted plants on the window ledge this can brighten most kitchens. If the paint-work really is past its prime then you need to decide whether you need a whole new paint job or whether you can get away with touching up the doors and base boards. If your bedroom needs a face-lift then try some new bed covers and toning curtains. Add a few cushions to your bed and you immediately have a more luxurious look.
It is time to get serious about your decorating. I want you to go around your home and take a good look at your wall shelving. Is it beautiful? Well the fact is that most wall shelving is merely functional and most people give more thought about what they are going to put on the shelves than they way the shelves look. When you shop for decorative wall shelves, be creative. Look for designs that are going to blend well and enhance your home decor. You may be surprised what a difference it makes.