I have always felt that putting money into your home and living space is the best use of your funds. It is the place where we escape from the world and it should feel like a warm hug. I want you and me to walk through our doors and find a sanctuary.
If you feel like you get overwhelmed when walking through your front door because it is cluttered, messy and disorganized, a new year is the time to make a change. If you feel like your carpet is stained and your family room chair is torn up from the cat pulling on it for the last 17 years, if you kitchen cabinets are too dark, if your windows are decorated with paper shades from the hardware store that were meant to be temporary, now is the time to invest.
I don’t say this lightly beause I know that money does not grown on trees. But, I also know that there is a mental block somestimes when thinking furniture and accessories are just an extra. Case in point, my Dear Husband. He would tell you definitively that spending money on furniture is frivoulous. With all my projects I still have not changed his mind. HOWEVER, when he comes home and sees what I have done and the cozy space that I have created he is more than pleased. When we can invite friends over and feel proud, we are both pleased. When our kids feel pride in their rooms and comfort in their beds, we have created a home.
I would challenge you all today to look around your home and see what really needs some help. We all have a few rooms or corners that need our attention. Could we re-arrange our family room furniture to make more sense? Clear our mantel of all the clutter? Paint our kitchen cabinets? Purchase a few decorative pillows instead of the new shoes we were eyeing online?
It is a gift to yourself and your family to create a warm, inviting space. What small thing can you improve in your home this week? This month? This year?