If your place needs some pick-me-ups, perhaps focusing on subtle details is the answer (if you weren't up for the full Cure this last time around). New knobs, update the curtain rods, and maybe some new switch plates. We read about Diva dimmers in an older issue of Chicago Home and these come highly recommended.
* Features large paddle switch and small slide dimmer
* Built-in soft glow night light visible in the dark
* Use with standard 3-way switches for easy, economical installation
The hardware comes in several finishes and dozens of colors. Part of the matte palette:
And samples of the satin finish:
Find Diva dimmers locally distributed at Evergreen Oak Electric/Crest Lighting (3300 N. Sheffield Ave., 773.525.8000).