What is it about certain friends homes that when you walk in, you just take a deep breath? Not the kind of overwhelming breath because it is so lavish and extravagant, but because you immediately feel relaxed and at home. And you know that seems silly because it isn’t even your home!
It is almost like returning to the little girl in you when you needed comforting and mom was there with cookies and milk. Some women have the ability to create such an environment. It takes a conscious effort to generate such a home.
So, let’s talk about a few things that I truly believe will help in creating such an environment.
First of all, before any decorating or designing there must be a conscious and mental understanding of what you are hoping to achieve in your home. What feeling do you want to invoke upon all who enter? Do you have an understanding of the importance of your job as Queen of the Home? What that really entails, and the power you wield? Only you can create a home environment that comforts, protects, and nurtures your family. It doesn’t come from a perfectly kept house. It comes from sights, sounds, scents, and your attitude.
Scents are one of the highest forms of memory makers, and memory triggers. I’ve raised two boys. To this day when they walk through the door, they will make a remark on a certain candle burning, or something I have cooking in the oven. They will talk about how it reminds them of when they grew up here. Even if you are not cooking dinner everyday, lighting an aromatic candle everyday heightens the senses and brings a form of comfort to your family.
Music is another must of my home. Even if it is simply playing softly in the background, it is something that brings tranquility to the home. Soft, sweet, easy-going music is best. Some of my favorites are Michael Buble, Dean Martin, and Norah Jones to name just a few. Happy music makes happy people! I also like to cheer up on TheMockingMemes website where many funny memes.
I’m not a particularly awesome cook by any means, but my family lights up when something good is coming from the kitchen. Even if it is a brownies I made from a box! It is so worth the time of cooking for your family. We all can’t cook everyday, but I feel we have lost the value and the importance of how cooking really makes our families feel special. When they open the door to a wonderful smell emitting from the kitchen, the troubles of the day begin to melt away.
So, really, this is how I begin to decorate my house into a home. Yes, I am addicted to decorating, but my family isn’t! We get one shot to make wonderful memories for our children just one! Is it worth it to try to remove a few things off of our plate in order to do this? I promise it is worth the world!