I’m no expert, but I have a feeling that our surroundings have a huge impact on us.
My house gets messy and easily cluttered, which makes me feel out of sorts. Ha! “Out of sorts” is a very mild way to put it. It makes me feel crazy. And I tend to project the crazy in my attitude.
I do my best to control the little tornadoes that are my kids, but that eventually starts to get to me too. I would much rather clean up all the toys once at the end of the day.
So, my solution is to make a place of solace for myself. A place to escape, if you will.
My bedroom is that place. My husband and I spend time together every night catching up on Netflix, or just watching some good old fashioned reruns (The Big Bang Theory, Friends, Community, the list goes on…) And when I need a moment away from the mess
or the kids during the day, its nice to have a place to go that makes me happy.
My biggest issue with our space is that the walls are white. I’m not a fan. White walls aren’t my idea of warm and comforting. Although, if you’ve made it work in your home, more power to you! And please share your secrets-my whole house is covered in white walls. And since we’re renting, they are going to stay white. But that doesn’t mean we can’t ‘dress up’ the wall a bit to warm up the master bedroom.
I’m not an expert in interior design, but I know what I like, and I know what makes me feel happy and relaxed in a space.
This stark white background behind my bed was just not doing it for me.
So I broke out some extra curtain rods and curtains I had on hand and went to work. (If you don’t have any, you can always get some inexpensive ones at Target or Walmart. They almost always have some on clearance.) This is the result.
It was free/inexpensive. It’s nothing fancy, but it makes me oh so very happy!!! This is just one side of the room in my happy place, but its a fantastic start! Now when I need to step away to “collect my
sanity thoughts,” I have a good place to go.
Do you have a space you use to “get away”? What types of simple improvements have you done to your house that makes a world of difference?