Home Decor Is Worth Your Time

Decorating Is Fun For Everyone

Everyone knows the cliche regarding decorations making a room feel more like home. However, I have always wondered how much impact a picture hanging on a wall could really make on an environment. Do painted walls, posters of boy bands, and a string of lights really make a person feel like they belong? It took a serious life event for me to understand the power of decor.

 

In my early childhood, I grew up in a house plenty big enough for my family of four. We even had a spare room for guests and family. My room featured pink painted walls with Powerpuff girl trim and window curtains to match. I would also take posters from magazines and tape them up to my wall. As a child, I really took for granted having a decorated room that captured my memories and personality. My parents divorced when I was twelve years old. As a result of split incomes, we lost our house and my pink painted room. My parents both moved into white-walled apartments. Most of our belongings gone because we were not able to move everything in time before our house was foreclosed on and the doors locked. I struggled to be the happy, smiley girl that I used to be. My family was broken and we moved into a place that felt so cold.

 

I lived with my mom most days and she really struggled to afford the same luxuries we had before. After a few months, however, my mom saved up enough money to take us out to buy a few decorations for our rooms. I picked out a butterfly rug and some butterfly wall stickers. I was excited to put these up in my room. They really made the room feel like mine rather than a temporary room. The butterflies in my room did not take away the pain from the divorce or solve any money troubles, but it gave me a comfortable place to go whenever I needed to think through my worries.

It took a significant life change for me to understand the importance of decor. Just a few butterflies in a blank room were enough to give me a sense of ownership and belonging. Decor matters because it allows us to connect and feel comfortable in an environment. Decor gave me a place to reflect in a difficult time of transition, and now I never allow for my room to go undecorated.…

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Decorating My Home with Area Rugs

Decor is so much more……….

Decor matters tremendously in my life and in all of our lives.  For example, in my home which is my sanctuary (my resting place of restoration), I view the walls of my den as a refuge. I have chosen to use different themes in every room to support the activities that I normally perform in the different areas of my home. I change them periodically and some rooms are changed more often than others. In my living/social area for example where I do many things from reading, to entertaining guest and to lounging I have chosen to place a calming Indian motif as the theme. To me, it is welcoming, activates an artistic energy and is a great conversation starter. The power of the colors, light “temperatures”, patterns and textures provide stimulation to my intellect. Decor is empowering to all of us at different levels of our beings.

 

In our society historically we have always sought to obtain an oasis using decorative rugs, accent walls, inside and outside garden/greenery designs to benefit our overall well being. Everyone is aware of some conscious level that decor can alter the mood in a positive or an unfortunate negative way.  Feng shui is a very clear source of evidence on how decor matters.

 

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Rustic Picture Frames

succulents in homeEveryone gets a little nervous at some point, it can range from all different things like having guests over or wanting to make sure there isn’t room for monsters under your bed. You can take up all that empty space will a little décor. A time décor really mattered in my life was my first semester of freshman year. I was in a new and faraway place and I was feeling really homesick. The things I put in the dorm really made a difference in how I felt at the end of the day.

 

At the end of the day, it was really nice to always come home to a little piece of home. I had pictures of my family everywhere in frames that were similar to the ones in my house. They were rustic black metal frames with fun pictures inside them. These are similar to the frames that are hanging all around my house and looking at them made me not feel so far away. Along with pictures, I had also taken up an old crotched blanket that my grandmother had made. It would lay over my bedspread and just really bring the room together with a nice homey feel. I also added a wax warmer that smelled like my home too.

 

The wax warmer was in the shape of an elephant which was all around my room at home so it just adds a little bit more or home to a faraway strange place. Dorms are hard to make feel like home because of the brick walls and the one small window but the décor that I had put in there had really helped me get through a really hard time. Even though it can sometimes seem insignificant a little décor goes a long way.

 

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