Whilst looking at all of the beautiful home decor pictures on Pinterest…
(as I’m drooling and feel the envy creep into my soul) a thought popped in my head…
I’ve decided that what makes them so appealing (other than the AWE-some designs) is that they are free from crap and clutter.
When I think of a dream house, of course these types of images pop into my head. BUT, are they realistic for people like me? I’m one of those crafty whimsical types that would rather be working on a project than cleaning. I’m actually jealous of my friends who have the innate cleaning and organizing talent (which I have quite a few of, btw… secretly I’m hoping they will magically transfer some of their super powers to me!)
This is my reality. No matter how many times in a day I pick up toys, they reappear and multiply. In fact, if I took another picture of the exact same area right now, you would see all new crap on the floor plus some! Can I use kids as an excuse?? I would, but look:
There are two kidlets in this picture. Is their kid crap hidden in their rooms? Or is it hidden in the corners of the living room that we can’t see in this picture? (I kid, I kid… I know it’s a staged picture, but still!)
If I let a little more light in, will my living room look any better?? Probably not, you will just be able to see more of the dust and dog hair on the floor. (Yes, Finley is STILL climbing on the couch despite being told no.)
I think I have some potential in this room, I just don’t know how to go about putting all my ideas, clutter, and crap together to yield the result I want. I can’t get rid of the kidlets so I supposed I’m going to have to purge some of the kid crap and my own clutter.
Sigh… I’m working on it!