I always want my home to not only look good, but feel good. I want each and every corner to have a purpose, meaning, and make my eyes dance. Do you know that feeling? In the craziness of our days, we all seek to come home to a place that reflects our style and personality, and feel relaxing, cozy, and meaningful. We can all dream of having our homes look like they were straight out of magazines, and, although some really may, that is not realistic in these parts. It's funny how I can trip over the same toy or not be bothered by an empty toilet paper roll, but I will instantly notice how a picture is crooked or that maybe my curtains don't match that well after all? Am I alone here? I hope not.
In embracing my imperfect nest and life, I strive to make the 6 of us that live here feel loved and cozy and warm, like a favorite old blanket. There are pieces in my home that once were not my style, yet now they seem perfect for life right now. My husband's parents sadly both passed away in the last 3 years and we now have their dining room set. While the table is not perfectly our style, I have embraced it. The style is not nearly as important as it's history and meaning.
|Our table decorated for Spring|
I have found that with a little creativity and a lot of heart, I can design and decorate and it actually feels better than going out and buying all new. A few years ago I couldn't have said that. On my table I used vases that were formerly on my mantle and put flowers in them that I have had forever. My little bunny friend is a new find from Pier 1, I couldn't resist his neutral color and simplicity!
So what about you? Do you have a piece in your home that you have embraced?