April 12, 2013

What Makes A Home Lived-In?

All the rain we've been getting lately has its way of begging you to stay in a little more, doesn't it? I keep a pretty busy schedule, although I'm a homebody at heart, so I don't mind the drizzle. There's nothing like being comfortable and cozy in your own home. I started thinking about the homes I love being in; all of them have a lived-in quality that can only happen from actually living in your house. So many people use their homes as a dumping ground, a place to sleep, a stopping point as they move on to the next harried schedule item, or as a showcase for the latest color scheme and trend. Boring and um, perfectly boring. The opposite of what our homes should be - welcoming to you and to others. A place where everyone can put their feet up and be themselves, talk about their day, be at ease and renewed. So, what exactly does living in your house mean {to me}? It's spending time in your home doing things you love, {the mundane included}, inviting guests over and showing them appreciation, and filling your home with photographs, finds, and art and surrounding yourself with personal touches that make it comfortable and inviting. 

What makes a home lived-in to you?

There comes a time in your life when you focus solely on what you believe is right, regardless of what everybody else is doing. ~ Lee Alexander McQueen

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1 comment:

  1. AnonymousJune 04, 2013

    A Happy Nest is...When an artist creates a piece of art…when she brings an idea to life…she can’t help but leave a piece of herself behind in that work. The same is true when creating a cozy nest everyone living in the nest contributes to comfort, serenity and cheerfulness of their shared space. Happy Nesting!