I have two things that prevent me from jumping into the decorating frenzy headlong.
1. I am lucky if I can keep my house clean for 24 hours, why in the world would I put up more stuff that I just have to clean?
2. I am still afraid to put holes in the wall. I know it is our house, but even with the stud-finder (haha- I bet all you single ladies had one of those *wink, wink* - I couldn't resist) I have still missed the stud and put the nail in drywall alone. Then I feel like an idiot when I confess my blunder to my perfectionist carpenter husband.
3. My house must be at least 3 times SMALLER than the houses I see on other blogs - who really has enough space to have a craft room, office, exercise room, bathrooms you could sleep in, kitchens with an island, and spots for little tables with cutesy things on them? Certainly not this girl.
But, I LOVE to have a house that is warm and inviting. I really want to cultivate my homemaking side and be more hospitable. I have a wish list that includes all the things that I am seeing across the blogosphere that apparently make a world of difference.
Picture Frames of all Sizes & Spray Paint- So I can frame whatever the heck I feel like and paint them any color I want.
A Mirror or 5 - It makes a room look bigger and ritzy
A Wooden File Cabinet - To hide all my paperwork.
Night Stands-Because we live like senior citizens and read or do sudoku's before bed.
A NICE Slip Cover for our Couch - Hubby is adamantly opposed to any slipcover, but I am convinced if I buy the $100 one, it will fit like a glove.
Lots of people are using glass hurricanes, plates and other things that I am sure my B would destroy so I am holding out for a long while on those.
I admit it would be fun, but sometimes I wonder if by wanting those little touches in my house I am only revealing that I am not content with what I have. How do you balance having a beautiful home while not getting caught up in material wealth? Isn't a true home one that makes you feel welcome regardless of the decor?