It is really easy to think that creating beauty is hard. That's what keeps us from even trying most of the time, I think.
I love all the sunlight, the clean off-white trim, the soft grey walls in the photo above. This is the "maid's hall," a previously forgotten area of the cottage I have been working on in Maine. This area was always meant to be plain and utilitarian, and I feel proud that the new paint colors we chose for the space have highlighted and enhanced all that beautiful simplicity.
I feel like it just glows.
What simplicity can you embrace and highlight in your home this week? Think of things that are easy to do and will put a smile on your face right away (i.e. add a vase of flowers in your entryway, take down a picture you've never really liked, put five things away in a room of your choice, put a gorgeous bowl of seasonal fruit on the kitchen table, etc...) And then do them.
Believe me, you deserve a dose of beautiful simplicity each day. :)