I've been thinking a lot about my home and how it works for me and my family. I stress over things not being perfect. I fret over not having at least one magazine worthy room. I have even started to complain A LOT about how it's not the home I wish I had or would choose if I had to do it all over again. Why is that, though? There are so many people that wish they had what I have and not to mention the ones that come over and love the decorating I've done so far. I'm lead to believe that I've gotten so caught up on what others have and what I see on social media, that I have adopted the "not good enough" attitude towards my home.
I was flipping through the latest IKEA catalogue and came across this:
Life at home is about creating space for everyday life as it happens. For all the things you want to do. For the things you love. And for everyone that you spend your time with. Because when the home works for the way you live, life simply becomes better.
How true is that? I want our home to work for us. I would love for my rooms to be pinned across Pinterest. I would love for HGTV mag to say "whoa, we'd love to feature your home in our next issue". But lets be honest, if I make that top priority, how will my family be able to truly enjoy the space we live in? We have been here 5 years already and I haven't made one single decision for our home based off of what I think would really work for us.
That's probably one of the main reasons I stepped away from blogging for a minute. I didn't feel as if I was making wise choices for my home. AND I think I was working too hard. I like doing different projects here and there, but this DIY stuff is tiresome lol!
From here on out, my decorating decisions will be based around the needs of my family. I think that's the only way I'll be truly happy with the space at the end of the day.
I'll leave you with this (another saying from the smart people at IKEA)
Often, it's the smallest moments that matter the most. Like being lazy in the sofa, legs crossed, talking about everything and nothing. Or finding the time to be together, the most ordinary everyday things. Don't be afraid to bend the rules to create a home that works for you.
Make your home work for you! Happy Tuesday!