For anyone who has endured change in their life, which really… who hasn’t, the one thing that makes any type of change bearable is your sense of self. It’s sometimes, the only familiar thing around. So, how does one identify that sense of self? Most of us call it by the simple word “Home”. This is where we can turn in our public persona hats and truly settle in as us. It’s our place of comfort, our sense of belonging and removed from outside pressure. Whether Home is figuratively or literally, we want to know, what makes your house a home? What is the one thing for you that transforms those white walls into YOUR walls? Is it the comforting smell of a certain laundry detergent? Is it setting the table for more than just one tonight because you are the host?
Imagine for a minute…your favorite place in the house? It’s different for everyone! Maybe yours is that private nook in the corner which is the perfect quiet place to read. You curl up under your favorite blanket and can completely tune out everything around you. Maybe it’s the kitchen because you’ve got a box full of old family recipes you’re dying to try out. Whatever your space, you’ve arranged it to suit you, and your sense of self.
Ever wonder how much your personality plays a part in your sense of style? Are you type A or type B? Do you like a room to be organized and “balanced”? Or do you find yourself using the stock decorative pillows that came with your sofa as a settee on the floor? Are you comfortable with your 50 shades of neutral? Or is has your one accent wall become your accent walls, staircase and ceiling? Do you find yourself wanting to pull the outdoors in with plants and nature? Or have you created an outdoor space which could be confused as a second living room? No matter your style, you’ve made is aesthetically YOU.
The things and people who fill your home are what make it uniquely yours and no one else’s. Someone might have the same comforter as you, but no one will ever say, “Oh I love that Home! I have the same one”.