Men are hopeless at noticing changes around the house, it was revealed yesterday.
A study found that UK women have changed everything from curtains to wallpaper and even moved furniture without their other half noticing.
One in 10 women had painted a room and one in three said they had hung up pictures or framed photos without their partner realising or commenting.
The study also found that on average men miss more than half of the changes to their house every year. In fact, two-thirds of women day they have to point out the alterations they make to get any response at all.
In comparison most women say their mum nearly always spots changes they make straight away with friends also more likely to notice different cushions or colour schemes.
"This research just proves something that women have been saying for years. When it comes to our homes, men and women just see things differently," said Helen Gunter from TK Maxx the company that polled 2000 women for the research.
"It can't be fun to put so much time and effort in and have them go completely unnoticed. At least the other women in our lives are likely to acknowledge the hard work that goes in to creating a home that shows off your personal style without breaking the bank."
A quarter of the women in the poll said it annoyed them that their other half didn't notice their efforts to make the home look nice, while nearly half said they felt that they weren't appreciated.
One in 10 women went as far as to say they thought their partner noticed but just didn't care about how the house looked.
New cushions were more likely to be missed than anything else while women also reported that their partners were oblivious to new plants, lampshades and changes to the garden furniture
One in six said they had completely rearranged the layout of furniture in their home and it had gone unnoticed.
The study revealed that the average women spent £629.20 (roughly R8000) on their home a year with most of the big purchases bought in spring.
A good chunk of the women (40 percent) said they never bother asking their partner before making changes or buying new furniture or furnishings as they consider this "pointless".