I’m all for individuality, both for people and houses. I will cheer you on as you discover how you’ve been uniquely created and how that discovery in turn leads to your own creativity. I will admire how you turned a room in your home into a one of a kind space. How you have that nautical themed bathroom next to the western themed bedroom next to the room filled with ‘I Love Lucy’ memorabilia. And I will never, ever say that it’s wrong. Because I don’t live there. You do!
But as for me and my house, I crave a bit of cohesiveness.
And in a house, when one room runs into the next, I really think that we can’t ignore a very important word…flow.
My living room and dining room have a bit of separation but in reality, they are really one big space. At least, that’s how I’ve always viewed them. You see, while they might be technically considered 2 rooms, you can’t see one without the other. So, when it comes to decorating these spaces, I’ve tried to create cohesiveness, flow and an easy transition from one to the next.
That meant, when I had the new chandelier installed in the dining room recently, I also decided to switch out the sconces above the living room fireplace.
These are part of the same line as the chandelier (from Wayfair) and I may or may not have swooned a bit when they were installed.
They’re elegant and chippy and light and airy and while they definitely have their own individual style, they scored big points on the cohesiveness chart too.
I could have kept the old sconces. They would have been just fine.
But, strange as it may sound, when there is ‘flow’ in my home, I find there is also ‘flow’ in my heart.
You see, I think that the heart reflects the home which reflects the heart which reflects the home and so on and so forth.
And in this season of my life, both my heart AND my home are craving flow….cohesiveness…softness. Nothing too jarring.
There is so much in our lives that tugs and pulls and tosses us this way and that. So, my home has become a place where I find myself needing continuity. Maybe even needing just a touch of predictability.
So as the winds of life continue to blow, I think me and my house will just go with the flow.
Like how I did that there with the rhyme? 😉