Living With Imperfections
When I was growing up, one of my favorite things to do with my bedroom was organize it and rearrange it. I also used to love to play “house” in my parents’ formal living room because that’s where the nicest furniture was. It’s amazing that even as a child, my love for interior design was evident and that I was already taking pride in my surroundings. Now that I’m grown up and have my own house to arrange and take care of, what I’ve learned over the years is not everything in my home is going to be perfect all the time. It’s wonderful to take care of my furniture and possessions but not have them be off-limits. Living with imperfections is part of life, and it’s better to enjoy what you have than never use it.
My grandmother, Wilma, (where I get a lot of my inspiration from and whom I named my magazine after) was notorious for her spotless house. So much so that whenever the grandkids came over to visit, we were immediately sent outside or to the basement to play so we wouldn’t mess anything up. As much as I admire her and love her, I don’t want my house to be that way. I know I’ve had moments of being that way, but I’m trying to loosen up. What helps is having an older home with lots of imperfections!
It’s Easier In An Older Home
When we moved into The Turnaround House, one of the things I loved about it is that it was an old house. I think the wood floors are original, and all of the millwork is mismatched. There’s really nothing to mess up because it’s used, quirky and well-loved. It helps me to relax and not be uptight because it isn’t perfect to begin with and nothing will change that now. Yes, I still clean it and take care of it, but it’s also lived in and used!
What do you think? How many of you struggle with this?
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