I like to decorate. I don’t have bags of money lying around. That can be quite a conundrum.
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Because I also like simplicity, and to a lesser degree, minimalism, I focus my decorating efforts on stuff that really matters. Using the senses is a fun guide to find inspiration, because to me, decorating my home is all about making my home a haven. It’s not about having everything “just so” or getting Martha’s approval.
I also consider decorating to be more than painting the walls and throw pillows. To me, it’s about ambiance. And unexpected things can be classified as home decor.
I want all who enter – my family, guests, and myself – to find refuge in our home. And while the decor isn’t as important as having an attitude of service and hospitality, I do appreciate aesthetically-pleasing environments. I’m guessing others do, too.
Next week, starting on Monday, I’ll share my thoughts each day about decorating with one of the senses – hearing, tasting, touching, smelling, and seeing. And the goal with all of these is to make our homes a haven, not to make our homes magazine-worthy.
Taste decor? You betcha.