The older I get the more I love this month. I have come to enjoy the quiet days of winter when we are not so busy, however, I’ll never get used to the cold. I’m a homebody and in the winter I like to stay inside and the quiet allows me dream for the new year and in turn I end up most inspired by decorating.
After all the Christmas decorations came down I cleaned, really deep cleaned. I threw out things, washed baseboards, washed windows, and vacuumed nooks and crannies. Once everything felt new I made a to-do list of things that needed to be done this month.
Once we started knocking out those to-do’s I started re-arranging and re-decorating areas. I start to see my house again, I look at the areas I love and the areas that need change and I feel like I start from a fresher perspective. I see ways to use old things in a different way.
This January I’ve been organizing and making the most of wasted space and I have been decorating small areas. I also have taken inventory of what I want for the upcoming year and how I want spaces to change. The dining room is first on the list and I finished my gallery wall as part of my to-do’s and I found a rug that I love.
There are still things that need doing and things I want to change but I like this slower pace and now I am off to make a green tea latte and read a book while snuggled under my throw blanket and a cat curled in my lap. Winter does have it’s highlights.
**Rug from World Market: 6’x9’ Blue Bordered Chunky Jacquard Weave Sisal Rug (Hurry, its on sale!)