I have been reading the ‘Mrs Hinch-hinch yourself happy’ at the moment, and even though I am not very far into it there have been some very amazing points raised about how we treat our homes, and interiors in general.
Mrs Hinch talks about ‘creating a home for you, not to impress others’ which I think is so important. As long as you love it, that’s all that matters. If you want to have your walls covered in frames, with loads of places and people you love, go for it! Some may say it’s cluttered, others will have an insight into your world & what means the most to you.
I know many people who really struggle to make decisions when it comes to their interiors, like it’s a ‘do our die situation….and it will be their for ever!’ So they need to think about it for so long their brains subsequently burst with anxiety over the whole thing. Naming no-one.
Interiors change with you, we evolve, develop new tastes, obtain new hobbies.
In an online video ‘What Your Home Says About You, Swiss-born British philosopher– Alain de Botton, describes best why our homes present the anchor to our identity and why that consequently makes interior design a very meaningful process, saying:
“Our homes have a memorializing function, and what they are helping us to remember is, strangely enough, ourselves…The quest to build a home is connected up with a need to stabilize and organize our complex selves. It’s not enough to know who we are in our own minds. We need something more tangible, material and sensuous to pin down the diverse and intermittent aspects of our identities.”
So creating interiors that reflect your inner thoughts and feelings can take time…real life isn’t ’60 minute makeover’ Just remember it’s not a show house…it’s your home.