You all know I jumped on the Pinterest bandwagon recently, and I have relished being able to organize the pretty pictures and creative ideas I come across online in such an efficient, beautiful and fun way.
I’ve read that some people don’t like Pinterest because it inspires envy: it’s too hard to drool over the magazine-cover-worthy photos of other peoples’ homes without quickly becoming discontent with your own. (And if that’s an issue for you, then stay off Pinterest! You’ll be just fine without it!)
But I’ve found Pinterest to be inspiring–in a very unexpected way.
Check out my Favorite Places & Spaces Board below, where I’ve pinned a ton of decorating ideas. (Only the first three photos are shown, but you can click over to view the whole board.) There’s something about these rooms that makes me go “Ahhhh.” I love all the natural light, soft colors, big windows, and clean looks. But there’s something else. Can you spot the pattern?
These rooms are all clean. And uncluttered.
It took me a while to catch onto the pattern, but that realization has made a big difference in my own home! I have been so motivated to keep our things picked up and the piles down, because I can see the difference it makes in the look and feel of our rooms.
My home may not be on the next cover of House Beautiful, but when I walk into my uncluttered living room I feel calm, and content. I don’t feel overwhelmed, and I definitely don’t feel depressed or inadequate. And it doesn’t have to be perfect to work (which is good, because it’s never perfect at my house!), it just has to be decently tidy.
Thank you, Pinterest, for showing me how simple it can be to make my own home look pin-worthy.
Photo credit: Design Sponge