I love this photograph. I literally looked at it for ages when I found it; wanting to see what was in each cubby, and wondering how I could replicate it in my own home. My sister would hate it, she is far more minimal than I am. I don’t know where she even puts all of her “stuff”. She thinks my house is cute, but cluttered. I prefer to think of it as eclectic.
As much as I try, I need to have most of my belongings out for me to see, which can lead to a constant organizing of the chaos that could happen. Not a hoarder by any means, I have just become more visual as time marches on, and I have learned what works for me. I can tell you everything that I have, where it came from and why it is so special. So can my sister, but her things are put away, neatly, and her home has a serene feeling that mine will never have. Well, maybe for a day or two, when I will try really hard, but then I will miss what I have and re-organize it all again. The cupboards will be empty, but the shelves filled (I know I have that backwards).
My point is, that we all have different styles and needs, so fighting against your instinct, is a fruitless exercise. No-one should feel uncomfortable in their own home. For me, I will constantly attempt to straighten what I have, but I will always end up with a different version of the same thing, and my sister’s home will remain beautifully serene (squirreling away her things into secret, hidden compartments, magically re-appearing when necessary).
Both different, but both loving our homes. What’s your style?
Wendy E. Wrzos http://wendyandthebluegiraffe.blogspot.com/