Photos of Henry’s room by Sarah Wert of Modern Kids Photography
What are your decorating habits? Decorating is more of a necessity to me than a hobby, so when we first move into a new place I spend a couple months putting rooms together, selling, re-organizing, buying new art, replacing furniture etc to fit the new space and then once I feel like I’m pretty satisfied with it I just stop. If something really bothers me, I might change it but the changes are very minimal.
I try not to look too much at furniture stores or new couches or things like that because I know I’ll probably find something I like, and yet I’m totally satisfied with what we have now so why torture myself? A couple weeks ago my in laws came to visit and they hadn’t been to our place in almost 2 years and the first thing my mother in law said was, “It looks exactly the same!”. Yup!
When I get the decorating itch, I tend to just move things around in a room rather than buy new items. It makes things feel different and new, which is usually what that itch is about anyway: a little bit of decorating boredom can be cured with a little furniture rearranging. When my sister Katrina moved in with us this summer we moved Jared’s office into the living room to make room for her in the dining room and I was surprised how refreshing it felt to switch things up a bit!
Curious though, what are your decorating habits? Do you decorate all at once like me or do you decorate over time? Do you get sick of the same stuff too? What do you do to satisfy that itch without buying new things?
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Hi there! I'm Liz Stanley. Born and raised a New Yorker, plus a few newlywed years in charming Hoboken, I now live in the fairytale city of San Francisco with my husband and son. This blog is a collection of simple ideas for making your home and life more crafty and stylish. MORE >>>