Friday, October 28, 2011
A Feminine (yet practical) Home
Photos via Fresh Home
When my kids' were young, I found it a little challenging to have a home that was not only beautiful, but practical. I think the homeowner of this gorgeous place, did a great job of incorporating both aspects! As a Mom, you work very hard, and it only makes sense that your home should not only be a cozy and welcoming place for your family, but also a place of retreat for you .... the glue that holds it all together!
Most of us don't have a budget that will allow such an elaborate space as this (especially when our kids' are still living at home), but maybe there are small things you can do to reflect your personality and interests throughout your home. Check out flea markets, thriftstores, and antique shops to see if you can find less expensive versions of the things you love and then add them one by one. Think about your favorite COLORS, your passions, your hobbies, and the things you truly care about in life. Incorporate these around your home, too. You're doing an extremely important job as a MOM and it's important to take care of and nurture yourself in the process. I think one of the first places to start is by creating a home that refreshes and inspires you....and one that makes you smile. :)
And, by the way, if you're not a mom, most of the above applies to you, too! We ALL need a peaceful refuge at the end of a busy day. xo