I realize that I’m a decorator/stylist blogging here, and I haven’t shown you pictures of my house lately. The thing is, it doesn’t change that often. Maybe this is kind of a paradox in the decor blog world, but truthfully, I have some minimist tendencies and once I get a room “right” for me, I like to leave it alone.
If you know me in real life and you’ve seen any of my closets or my garage you’re laughing at the thought of me being a minimalist, aren’t you?
But, I don’t really shop much for my home. I mean, I did when I was first decorating each room. But now, I like to use what I have and I don’t like bringing in anything that isn’t going to add a lot of purpose.
After coming out of a little season of some major discontent, I pulled open the shades a little higher, fluffed the pillows a little more, and started seeing things (literally and figuratively) in a whole new light. Fluffing smushed couch cushions, bringing in some fresh greenery, and clearing out clutter can really make a world of difference in how I feel about my home.
I have a small assortment of pillows and covers that I change out somewhat seasonally, but really its more just about what sort of colors are “speaking” to me at the moment. Right now, I’ve been wanting subtle neutrals, not a lot of brightness.
I changed out the coffee table books and added in a small succulent that was a gift from a sweet friend. I’ve had it for a few months and have not killed it, so I’m calling that a success!
The top two little books on the coffee table are ChatBooks made from getaways Paul and I took together- one in New York City, the other in San Francisco. I used to keep them on the shelf, but they’re so pretty and I love having them down where we can look through them now.
I’m still really enjoying the ottoman and side table here for early morning moments of quiet. Of course, we use it all throughout the day, but it is totally my happy spot.
I haven’t changed or rearranged the bookshelves one bit with the exception of adding or changing out books as they are read or loaned. These shelves are as functional as they are decorative for us and I love the practicality of them.
If I’m being truthful with you here, what I’ve really been wanting is a new couch. It just isn’t in the budget right now though so instead of buying a bunch of smaller and less expensive things to fill that void, I’m making peace with waiting. I’m working to get the “bones” of my house right and I don’t want to fill it up with things I don’t need.
Less really can be more.