Ironically, I grew up in a home where modern was revered and vintage was just old garbage.
I wonder if my desire for vintage was because of an abundance of cold, sterile, plasticy furniture - a lack of warm, soft, comfy and cuddly. Nothing wrong with retro, or plastic...
Or maybe it was just rebellion.
vintage china from Goodwill and garage sales.
And, our remote controls and wii nunchuks sit in vintage cheese boxes as handy storage.
I'm decluttering - using a Minus 365 technique. But more importantly, I'm changing my priorities.
Our walls have loads of family photos - and wonderful photographs from local artists and friends.
As a new family, a blended one, we are working together to make a home. I want it to be snuggly - so a thrown blanket was on my Christmas list. And, I want it to be fun and safe - which means keeping glass things far away from the couch. (It's our wii area...and, I'm dangerous enough with the controller strapped to my wrist. *Smack* Sweetheart, you ok?!)
Our old, donated couch looked bad no matter how much we cleaned it. So, when choosing a slipcover, we went with denim. It didn't match a thing - but it fit the casual and snuggly concept - so it's perfect. And, I have one giant patchwork pillow we can grab when we need it.
There's only so much room in a house. And, there's even less room for stuff in a home. You need room for the people - and heaping helpings of love.
So, I'll keep decluttering and making wise choices. It's getting cozy and homey - filled with lots of laughter. That makes me happy.
This post was inspired by some lovely thoughts over at Simple Mom.
What style did you grow up with?
What style did you end up choosing for your own home?
What do you want the feel of your home to be?
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