It is time for our Fall Nesting tips to transition from fall to ideas for embracing the holiday seasons. I have many more series like this in mind for the future! But before we make that switch to holiday and winter ideas, I’ll offer you one final Fall Nesting Tip for 2009.
Fall Nesting Tip #20
Find beauty where you are.
It is so easy to get caught up in all the things you have, don’t have, should have, wish you could do, envy about what someone else has and wish you could change about your life TODAY.
I’ve always disliked the term “decorate.” It is quite ironic considering that is my chosen profession. But decorating seems so pretentious and superfluous. I prefer to get to the heart of what it means to create a home.
Nesting isn’t about having the latest, greatest, most stylish, up-to-date or most picture perfect magazine-worthy home. Nesting is the process creating a HOME — a place where you and your family are nurtured.
Nesting is creating a safe haven, a place a peace and comfort that welcomes us home every day. Don’t let blogs or magazines or glossy photos of stylized rooms intimidate you into thinking your home is not wonderful enough.
Be real. Be yourself. Each and every one of us can have a lovely home if we can make peace with where we are. I really don’t care if your home is “current” or “fashionable” or if all the design snobs would snub their nose at your choices. The important thing is that you learn to love where you are, that you live within your means and limitations, and your life at home is beautiful to you.
There are many things I want to change about my home or my furniture. Things I want to change NOW! You all know my walls oink and squeal at me. They mock me. I enjoy seeing my rooms in black and white to blank out those swine colored walls and fabrics I don’t want to see! And sometimes that is just how life is. You have to blur out the things about it that are not perfect so you can see with clarity the beautiful things you do have all around you.
Nesting is finding beauty where you are.
For the rest of this series and other fall ideas, click here!