Decorating your home should be one of the most enjoyable things you do. Our homes reflect who we are and how we want to live our lives. I like to surround myself with the colors I like. My home is my castle and I am the queen and it is the one place that things will be to my liking. It is my private place. We had been planning on building a house for about 10 years and I bought a new book or magazine every few days. I had a whole list of ideas and books with lots of marked pages. And I tried to use them all.It took us 2 years to build and by the time the house was done there was not must left for interior decorating. Well being determined like I am I got my books out and started researching what I could do with stuff I already had and how I could make good use of yard sale items. It surprises me the number of things we can do with picture frames. I started buying all the frames I could find at yard sales. With some when the pictures weren’t to my liking I just went to the local craft store and found some beautiful prints for 4 or 5 dollars. I added a nice mat and I now have some lovely pictures that I get compliments on all the time. In one room I just hung the bare frames. I used all shapes and different finishes. There does not have to be a pattern to this. After you get them hung stand back and look at them. Now imagine what they can say to you. I went and found some small wooden letters and painted them black. I now added them to my wall in and around my frames and the effect was stunning.
Some examples of the words I used were imagine, love, learn, home, and etc…The point is that they don’t have to make a sentence, they only need to reflect what you want them to say . The idea can be strictly yours. In my master bedroom closet I have the words “Put your big girl panties on and deal with it” That is the first thing I see when I go to the closet to get my cloths and it makes me smile every time I see it. More decorating tips will follow in coming posts.