I have spent many months up to now creating spaces in my home that feel cozy and warm but with far less things to clutter and ultimately create more work for me.
So many things have been taken away and with each piece that goes I can breath a little better, my mood is lightened and my family is reaping the benefits ten fold.
The realization that less is best didn't happen overnight. In fact it has taken months of perusing through pictures on IG and Pinterest for me to realize that the pictures that wowed me were the ones with minimal items in the space. Light and white was my thing.
Now I can be a bit extreme with my plans sometimes and because I could see myself dumping my entire house upside down and getting rid of it all I had to restrain myself and find the balance. Now I approach my home design by concentrating on each item in the room and if I feel like it's adding something positive to the space or if it is taking away? Basically, I'm asking myself these three question's a lot...
-Do I love it?
-Does it make me happy?
-Would I buy it specifically for this space?
If I'm answering no then it goes away and I mean like the Goodwill away or the trash. I don't hold on to things for the "just in case". Because that creates more work by having to store it or in our case having to move it somewhere else. Which costs money. I don't want my things to own me.
The truth is that I have never regretted getting rid of anything. Not one thing! Out of sight, out of mind!
Well all this explanation is leading me to my source list for the house. Seriously.