A lot of people who love decorating their homes just do exactly that. We love decorating without thinking about it too much. Maybe you do, but I wanted to share some ways that anyone can elevate their decorating to feel even more special.
Decorating is second nature for me and it took me a long time to figure out how to really it do it the way that I wanted. I'm really in touch with my soul and who I am so I use that daily in my business, in my relationships, and everywhere else. There were a few things that came to mind that helps me express my decorating.
The first is, where do I come from? Where are my roots, well...rooted? I'm a homebody and home is a scared place for me. It's safe. I can unwind and relax instantly and while I love seeing the world no place feels quite like home. Do you feel that way too? I realized that having personal items in the home make it home.
I know that sounds so simple and obvious but take a second to really think about what make your home personal. Is it your wedding vows written on a sign? Or a place you made your own? Consider this--add more pieces that make you feel alive. I suggest old family history that really makes you, you. I know, I know families are complicated. They're big--they're small. They're interesting or maybe quiet, but if you think about it there's got to be something from your heritage that you could display in your home.
Recently I shared "Grandpa Schenider's Workbench" on Instagram. I'm writing an article about him piecing together his story. He was my great grandfather--my moms, mom's dad. My family has his workbench and I redesigned it to use in my decorating. I have them in my shop since it's important to me to share my heritage with you in ways that I can. I think it's special and it's me. I really like sharing--I'm sure you can tell. This aspect in my home creates warm and fuzzy memories that I adore. It really makes a house a home.
The new bench is on top of the old bench
I suggest you find some aspect of your family heritage that you don't know enough about and do a little project bringing something back to life from long ago. Even if it's not here now, bring it back to life in a picture. Or make it and reinvent it. Make it new. Make it a piece of you, you never knew about before.
I love bringing memories to light and seeing them again. Old thoughts and feelings that were there once and forgotten. The best way to make a memory live forever is not forgetting. See if you can find something in any form like I mentioned and find a special place for you to recall a past moment. It's important that in this past moment or memory you have to use it as a gift in the present moment. That the rule. Don't dwell in the past, but rather remember it and use it as a stepping stone for now in this moment. Let it motivate you. Let it be the wind in your mast. Use that "something" from your past--no matter how far back it might go--and choose to use it for good today.