Have I ever mentioned that I hate change? I really, really do. And yet, I’ve got the itchy feet. For the first four summers of our marriage, we celebrated by moving into a new house. Last summer, we took a break from moving and had a baby instead. I was happy, because only crazy people move with newborns, and also because I ADORE my house. I still adore my house. And yet, I have the itchy feet.
I’ve been energized by reading blogs like The Nesting Place, Home and Harmony, Young House Love, and proud-new-mama Lydia’s new-house-tour blog series. I would love the excuse to pack up all of my things and start over in a fresh new space. But here’s the thing: we’re not moving. Not today, at least. So now I’m stuck with the even bigger challenge of trying to re-imagine spaces I’ve already decorated.
My house has a few decorating touches that I love, like
Our current casa also has some major decor-fail spaces, too. I hate these pieces with the fire of a thousand suns, but I keep them because they are functional and would cost money to replace. I suppose I’ll start chipping away at these places first:
1. Boring Hobby Lobby print on the wall
2. Plain bedspread and pillows–the same look we’ve used in every house
3. Too-small, cluttery bedside table and boring lamp on my side
4. EVEN WORSE- the cheapo white cubes/bedside table and cheapo desk lamp on Stephen’s side
Looks like I have some work to do!