If you decide to freshen up your interior, don't forget to involve each family member in the process so that everyone feels a part of it and feels at home. Who cares if it doesn't look a bit like your house of dreams as long as it's all harmonious?
Take a tip from Zen wisdom and de-clutter your home to make it more welcoming. Get rid of anything that's useless or just getting in the way. You'll spend less time tidying and dusting, which equals more time for your beloved, your family and yourself!