When creating or redecorating your home, it’s easy to get caught up and overwhelmed by all the decisions you have to make about things (furniture, cabinets, rugs, paint, fixtures…) Although these choices have to be made, I find there is another set of things to consider, aside from the physical decisions, that make all the difference in making your house a home. Getting clear on these foundations can make the other decisions easier, and create a happier, more in-sync environment.
People are some of the best parts of life. Who are your people? Your family, your friends… For me, it is a priority to be able to spend time with my people, in and around my home.
In my rooms I like to have adjustable lights, so we can have more light when its needed, but less for atmosphere. There are also a few table or floor lamps around, so all the light is not coming from above. I don’t often cover my windows… some gauzy curtains that still let through most of the light in the bedroom for privacy, but mostly prefer for Mother Nature to give us her best on any given day.
Have access to fresh air… To be able to smell the crisp air in the fall, the heavy scent of coming snow in the winter, and the fresh clean smell of spring arriving is an incredible treat. Being able to throw open your windows and let fresh air into your home gets air and energy flowing and circulating. Breath it; spend time in it.
Good food. Real food. A functional, happy, busy kitchen… cooking (or serving) and eating meals together.
I’ll have many more posts about the benefits to be had by eating real food with the ones you love…
“I am curious about the way people live, day in and day out… nature and people and light and peacefulness and pets and fresh air and good food and communication and beautiful colors are more important to me than living in a mansion or a palace”Martha Stewart
Or a perfectly decorated space. Because if you give attention to all these things, your space will be beautifully yours.
What are your most important considerations in making your home?