I am quickly learning that it is about the little things in life. Those small moments that happen everyday, that make us pause for just a second. In terms of our lives and our spaces, a little thing could be the look of a clean desktop first thing in the morning. It could be that fantastic basket that you found, and now every time you grab something from it, the look of it makes you smile.
For me, it is the flowers on my desk. It took me two years to set up a desk in my home office (thanks to help from my friends/colleagues at LP). Once it was done, I placed a vase of heather on top. So that every time I sit down, it is right in front of me. It make me smile, makes the space feel calm, and reminds me of how much I now love my space and what an accomplishment it was for me.
Sometimes it really is about the little things in life that make us smile.