Thoughts on Slow Decorating. . .

Recently I read an article on Apartment Therapy that caught my attention. If you've read HOMESLICE for any amount of time, you'll know that I advocate "slow decorating" as the best way to create a home that's meaningful, beautiful, and really you.

The article, by Alysha Findley, described some of the pros and cons of slow decorating- this was my favorite quote:

"On one hand I am enjoying mulling over each space, the joy of finding or building the perfect thing, the excitement when it comes together, and the challenge of finding creative ways to fill the space while it gets 'finished'. But on the other hand, it's driving me insane. I can see the final product of the house in my mind's eye but don't have the time or resources to make it all happen at once. I have had no choice but to learn patience and join the slow decorating camp, even if I occasionally fight it along the way."

Do you ever feel impatient or frustrated by the inability to create your 'perfect space' right now?

I'll admit, I do!

But it doesn't change how I feel about the decorating process. I really, truly believe it should be slow. Collecting our homes bit by bit helps us avoid choices that don't really reflect who we are, and it creates a home that's continuously evolving with the people who are growing and living in it.

I don't want a home that's stagnant even if it IS picture perfect. I would much rather take a home that's half-decorated and in the process of becoming something truly unique. But that's just me!

Read more from HOMESLICE here.
Take your time planning and decorating your home.  Why not get some inspiration from Color Inspiration: Peach and Mint, and How To: Open Concept Kitchen and Living Room Décor?
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