I was chatting with my daughter yesterday about cleaning and decorating. She recently cleared off her bookshelves and only put back things that were blue or green. She mentioned my Easter decorations. I told her that I had enough for my house and hers’ too!
She declined my offer, saying that she likes her tables and shelves clear of clutter and prefers them empty. I guess she is doing her own kind of “nesting.” She likes plain white bedding, smooth tables and simple neutral furniture.
Mom, on the other hand, loves details!Collections, found treasures and family heirlooms. I like color too. Lots of color! My daughter’s living room is painted white with dark wood trim. She likes that. I would have gone in there and painted up a storm!
I think we each have our own way of making our houses our “home.” I love this quote by William Morris:
My daughter and I have been doing this. You should too.