Hi StoneGable friends! Do you notice something different about my living room? If you are one of my fabulous faithful followers (thank you a million times) you might notice that I have changed the vignette on the top of the Curlacue chest (yes, it is spelled Cur-la-cue). Do you notice anything else? How about above the chest. Yes! I replaced my painting Paris Homes On The Seine. Don’t worry, it’s not gone… it was moved to another wall. In its place, I added a chippy, white reclaimed wood mirror. Why did I change out the picture that is so popular with my readers and exchange it for a funky looking mirror? Because change is good and healthy and as a decorator, I needed to. Let me explain.
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Here is what the Curlacue chest looked like before…
And here is how it looks now…
I think this area now looks a little lighter and brighter and a little more fresh!
If you are reading this post I bet you are also reading other blogs and decorating magazines and may even have an Instagram, Pinterest or Facebook account.
And I also bet you love home decor. In fact, you might love all things home!
I LOVE all of it too. I love home decor and all things home and reading blogs and magazines. And seeing gorgeous home decor on my social media accounts inspires me! It all inspired me! It makes my heart flutter a little faster and makes my house decor dreams a little bigger! Who doesn’t get a rush from watching fixer-upper?
Now here’s the question… What do you do with all that inspiration? Do you actually DO something with it? For me, it’s important to take the inspiration I have in my head and heart and create with it! And I do!!! Whether I paint a room or am inspired to make a chippy mirror like the one above (yes, I made it) the Curlacue chest, or put together a new vignette or pillow arrangement or move the furniture around… inspiration causes me to be creative!
And creativity is a great, great gift! Creativity blooms from inspiration. And creativity begets creativity!
It pains me to hear people say, “I’m not creative”. It’s like working out… those people are just not using their creative muscles! Creative lays asleep until inspiration is put into action! Each of us are gifted with some degree of creativity. We should cultivate it because we can make it grow and grow!
When I take the inspiration I see and let it become a creative idea and then let that creative idea actually become something new or different my home is better for it. And so am I! The more I create the more creative and inspired I become! A fabulous vicious and wonderful cycle!
I am compelled to keep on creating and changing things in my home! It’s fun and makes me happy and keeps the creative cycle going strong! It is an outward expression of who I am to my core!
And it propagates love for the home I have… warts and all!
Even a little change, like hanging this mirror, makes me love my home more and more! And you know it’s really all about loving our home and creating a sanctuary for ourselves, our family, and those who enter inside!
So, I encourage you to be inspired by what you see and read but don’t stop there. Start using that inspiration to create! Create a home that exudes love and welcoming and good taste. Create a home that is filled with amazing YOU!
So, how about you? What was the most recent thing you changed up in your home? Any great tips for changing decor, being inspired or creating something wonderful? Let’s share!
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