There’s no place I’d rather be than home. Our home is that one place where we can lounge around, wearing our worn out comfy clothes, have unkept bedrooms, a sink full of dirty dishes, and toys strewn about, yet feel totally comfortable in it. Home is that comfortable place where we kick off our shoes and relax at the end of the day.
Your home should be a representation of who you are. Regardless if you are single or a family of six, your home should tell a story of who you are, who you love, and where you’ve been. It should be full of memories that have been made by the people that live in it.
Here are 3 easy tips to remember when creating your home
Build your home around history.
Being military, we are given some great opportunities to live all over the world. Make sure to buy furniture or knick knacks from the different areas you live in. Overtime, these items will add history and will remind you of the different places you have lived.
Make sure your home is authentic.
Remember it is where you live so it needs to be full of the things you like. Just because some of your friends love cute little country craft items doesn’t mean you have to.
I remember when I was first married, I noticed many homes decorated as if it were the 4th of July, year around. Throughout the first few years and perceived expectations, I slowly began replacing my own decor with “Americana style” decor, after all we were a military family right! I thought that was what I was supposed to do.
When we lived in VA, I decorated my home in a style that was not authentic and it was not me! I remember this home the most because it’s the home that I hated the most! As cute as it was, it never reflected who I was. I never felt like I belonged there.
Always add your personal touch to your home.
Try to give that special something to your home that can’t be found in any other home, add the things that are interesting to you, the things that you are passionate about.
I think Nate Berkus sums it up very well when he says “people should be proud of the home they’ve created and the memories that have been made there.
You have to ask yourself, “Does this really represent who I am?” When your eye travels around the room, does it say something about the people who live in that house? About those who came before? Does it really tell the story of your life?