The new mode is to eliminate "stuff" from your life. I am all for removing clutter, dirt and ugly things. But I am alarmed at the idea that the space freed by such tidying tasks should remain merely empty.
Fill it with higher quality things! Buy a great piece of furniture, some beautiful dishes to use every day or support an artist by buying something. A good antique dealer would also appreciate your patronage. Learn about true quality because beautiful things that you love can give you lifelong pleasure!