A few weeks ago, when I was taking pictures of things for my shop and lamenting the lack of knick-knacks and photo props around, I also noticed something I hadn't noticed before: My house does not reflect who I am. In terms of importance in the world, I realize this is a very unimportant development. But I also care what my house looks like and I am very affected by the visual spaces around me. I like to be inspired. And I'm not sure when or how it happened because I usually pay more attention to these things but… my house is not inspiring. Somewhere along the line I let practicality and ease of cleaning get in the way of loving my space.
It's a small start but I added some of my ceramic things to this previously blank mantle. And I'm thinking about making new pillows for the couch. Or maybe I'll start looking for a couch that won't give people backaches when they sit in it. No, I won't be able to do that but maybe I'll make some new bookshelves. Maybe I'll frame some of the kids' artwork. Maybe I'll bring in some of the stuff that's been packed away in the garage. What I won't be doing is buying new things because they are cheap and fit the space (like I usually do). I want my house to be cozier, homier, warmer, and filled with things I love, on a budget of $0. Okay, let's say less than $100. Is that even possible?