My personal rules for decorating...
The first: Embrace gratitude for what I have, even if it's not perfect. Most of the world would see it as perfect.
The second: Reject the temptation to compare. As my dad told me a million times growing up, "There will always be others with more than you, and always others with less."
The third: Get rid of most of my stuff, and I will enjoy the feeling of our home much, much more. Even if I don't purchase a single new item, I will feel as if I've redecorated.
For those who lack a large decorating budget but enjoy creating a comfortable home, I've included a handful of images of our second-hand treasures. I'm always motivated when I see what people do with thrifted finds. Most items were either found in thrift shops for under $5 or nabbed off curbs for free. A couple things are beloved family heirlooms. Almost every single thing under our roof is second-hand, and I truly love it that way. It isn't HGTV-worthy, and it's not everyone's style, but it's our happy home.
Keeping this short and sweet today, but up next:
Thoughts on how living life leaning on Scripture changes everything,
and an update on the goal my husband and I made to each read 52 books this year.
(Consequently leading to the neglect of this little blog!)