Decorating Confessional

In the spirit of a New Year, and all the resolution-making happening this week, can I make a confession?

I am terribly nervous to pack away all of the Christmas decorations.

I realize that this sounds silly, but getting all of the usual things back out stirs up all kinds of thoughts and doubts on how to decorate our house. It was nice to focus on Christmas decorations, which obviously fit a set theme. But we’re still figuring out our style (and trying to agree on the same style/s), and as silly as it sounds, thinking about this, plus how to incorporate it into each room, and get all the furniture and art and accents to work together, stresses me out a bit! Okay, maybe more than a bit. Maybe alot.

So I keep trying to remind myself of some of the points that Sherry and John of Young House Love made during their talk at Books by the Banks. Mainly, don’t feel like you have to do everything perfectly, and all at once. Because I feel like this all the time, and I really need a reminder.

Maybe I need to print this out on poster-sized paper and hang it in every room in my house???

Am I the only one who gets stressed out about home decor? Do you have tips on how to deal with stress, home-decor related or otherwise? I always like to remind myself that “stressed” spelled backwards is “desserts”… and I do still have plenty of holiday sweets lying around the kitchen…

4 thoughts on “Decorating Confessional

  1. Wendy Harr

    If you plan on kids some day, just ignore home decor. lol

    1) Knick knacks are baby hazards
    2) Wall art will be replaced with photos
    3) Obnoxious baby toys don’t “go” with anything.

    … or maybe that’s just my excuse for ignoring my own undecorated house. Ha ha

  2. SimplyEvani (@SimplyEvani)

    Oh I wish I had some sort of home designing problem, I figure that won’t happen until I finally get my own place to decorate! Whenever I’m stressed I definitely give myself ample time to do something, so you don’t have to rush! Enjoy the journey šŸ™‚

    1. twopurplecouches

      Thanks šŸ™‚ I need the reminder to not rush into it so I don’t wind up buying stuff that I don’t truly love just to fill the space.
      You’ll get your own space someday! At least you have time to plan for it without a bunch of blank walls staring you down šŸ˜‰

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