Do you change bedding, pillows, etc depending on the seasons? I know on the east coast it is a very common thing to change out bedding - it’s kind of like spring cleaning.
I change out my bedding in the summer to something much lighter in feel, take off the electric blanket and put on a lighter weight blanket, and change out my decorative dish towels depending on the season. I know a lot of us do that for the holidays, but do you think about mixing it up for the summer?
If you are doing a staycation this year or just want to make your home feel like you are on vacation, what would you do to change it up? I just gave some easy ideas but there are so many creative ways to do it. With Pinterest there are many ideas for wall art that make you feel like you are at the beach or wherever you envision yourself. I just returned from 3 weeks in Aruba and I am not ready to reenter the real world so I created a space that reminds me of Aruba, of the beautiful water and sunshine. Maybe a little treasure that you found like a shell or frame a picture of where you were. It’s not hard to conjure up the feeling once you think about it.
I do have an advantage because I live at the beach - but what if I didn’t? What would you to bring home from your vacation to create your home away from home?
I would love to hear about some of the little things you have done to create the feeling of being on vacation.
I’ve been thinking a lot about this topic and it can go in so many different directions. My experience is that we see a cabinet or chair or pillow in a magazine, store or online and think “oh that would be great in my living room”. So we run out to buy it because all of a sudden it is a “NEED”. We bring it home and it looks terrible or just not right - and suddenly the thing we needed becomes expendable.
Why do we do that? Why did we think it was so important to have? It’s human nature. I know that when I see something I want I can justify a need for it. Sound familiar? It becomes more of an impulse buy.
The answer is to slow down and really decide whether it is a want or a need. Sounds easy, but not so much for me. I know when my husband wants something it becomes a campaign. I just sit back and watch it unfold ...and see how it becomes a need….
In my program, The Harmonious Home, I take you through a process of discovering what you want - and need - in creating a home you love to spend time in. No doubt there will still be some impulse buys, but your purchases will become more intentional, and the result will be in finding your happy place!