One of my favorite things to do when decorating my home is to think outside the box. I have a desire to have my home look different then anyone else's. I want my space to be unique and eclectic. I have things like tree stumps and old tool boxes and old suitcases incorporated into my decor. I literally have an industrial electrical spool on casters as a coffee table. I have old milk crates and old dusty books on my book shelf. I have old chippy antique ceiling tiles on my wall and old broken chippy windows in several places. I like old, character, unique and authentic. I like a piece that tells a story - a story from what it was initially used for, and a story of where and when I acquired it! Some people would walk in my house and question why I have a plant in an old manual ice cream making bucket. But here's the thing, it's me. It's totally us. Make your space YOU. Make your space for your family.
It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful
- Myquillin Smith
I truly believe that your space doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful. Sure my house is sprinkled with pieces that I love, but there are also things I would discard if I could. We have these chairs that once belonged to my Grandparents. They aren't antiques, they aren't really that old. They are SUPER comfy...but quite ugly. I hate the look of them, but we used to not have the money to replace them, and now we just don't want to put money towards furniture when we don't know where we may move and when. So for now, it's better to have these chairs, then to not. But in my eyes, they aren't perfect. I could analyze them until I drive myself nuts and then end up dragging them to the curb one afternoon, or I could just decide...it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful. It truly doesn't. Not every piece in your home has to be a perfect reflection of you. Overtime you may be able to replace certain things you aren't crazy about, BUT at the end of the day, we have SO much to be grateful for if we are simply concerned over not loving the comfy chairs we have sitting around in our home (Amen?). So, forget the idea of perfection in design. Most people don't have the luxury of curating a perfect space - but that in no way makes your space less than. It's still beautiful.
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