Saturday, October 5, 2013

How I don't want my house to feel

Hey ya'll! I hope everyone is having a nice Saturday. For the weekends during this series, I'm going to make my posts short and sweet. 

I've talked about how I'm trying to make my house feel like my family's castle. I want our home to feel like our comfortable retreat from the rest of the world. One way I'm doing this is by getting rid of clutter. Making it simple. Getting it as tidy as possible.

But as there is with mostly everything, balance is needed.

I don't want to have a house that is "perfect".

To strive for a perfect house would just be defeating my whole purpose. 

My purpose I want for our home is to feel like our comfortable retreat.

I want my family to feel like they can relax in our home. When our friends come over I want them to feel like they can put up their feet and chill out with us. Our home is meant to be lived in and enjoyed.

I've been to homes where I feel like I shouldn't touch anything. Or even scared to sit on the couch in fear I might mess up something. 

I don't want my home to feel like that. 

I think of that episode of "Everybody Loves Raymond" where Marie takes off the plastic couch cover. Oh my goodness I crack up laughing every time I see this! This is a prime example of how I DON'T want my house to feel. 

Hopefully you are somewhere where you can watch this video clip. It's just too good not to share!


  1. I remember seeing that episode, and I totally get that! I think the trick here is not to necessarily go for the perfect look, but to go for the minimal, pretty look, which will ultimately get you to the tidy feeling you, as well as I, am craving...