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Decorating My New Home
It’s getting dark out and we’re loading up the truck for the long trip from Arizona to Virginia. My mom looks at me and asks why we’re trying so hard to fit the last couple boxes of decorations in when they aren’t that important (obviously she has never lived in the white washed military housing). It would be easier to go to sleep now and get more than a couple hours before starting our cross-country journey but to me, this is worth it. Moving to a new place especially a new state where everything will be new to me is always a challenge but having my own things, and our own personalities show in the new houses helps make the transition less stressful for myself as well as our fur babies. It may mean extra work now and a little more Tetris but being able to walk into a house we’ve just moved in to and feel at home is worth all the extra work.
Walking up to our front door with the handmade wreath on it and coming inside to see the picture my dad painted alongside the old saddle tree that I found on my grandpa’s ranch as a kid and my favorite Native American style area rug makes all the difference. At least here, in our house, I can feel at home and not have to worry about all of the unknowns of the new city, new job and new way of life. The constant moves of military life are always hard but we’ve learned that it’s the small things that make such a difference in the new place. The decorations may not seem like much to those around us but when they’re put together they all tell our story.
From the pictures of our engagement, wedding and the first overnight camping trip with the new pups to the random rustic finds my husband brought home when he was away fighting fires it all ties us back to the life we lived before the military. It helps us remember who we are and why we are here.
Vintage Living Room Lamps
Why do doctors matter? Doctors matter in today’s society because without them a lot of our health would still be a mystery. In the past four years, I have had 10 surgeries. Different doctors running different tests or fixing something previously done. Without good doctors, I would have never been able to eat like everyone else. This year with the help of a great G.I. doctor we discovered that I have something called a functional disorder. This is where the organs or tissues do not function the way they are supposed to. In my case, it made eating and drinking very difficult. The smallest bit of food caused extreme pain and bloating. However, with my new G.I. doctor, we were able to pin point medications that mask the pain being caused by such a simple process and my vintage living room lamps. I went twenty-one years in pain because some doctors couldn’t pin point the problem. Another time doctors mattered In my life was last year.
In February of 2016 my right ankle started swelling (which I thought was normal) and turning purple. At that time I wasn’t worried about it due to the fact it had done it before and went away. However after seeing two doctors we found out I would need surgery because there was a hole in the cartilage of my ankle. One doctor wanted to do major surgery, which involved six months of recovery. Well with me in school we decided to get a second opinion. This time the doctor said I would need surgery but I was still eligible for the minor sugary. At this time he also explained that the reason the hole was there was because I had a stretched tendon, my parents chose him for the job. He went in and fixed me all up and in three months I was walking and driving again. These two examples are why doctors matter to me. Without them who knows where we would be.
Decorating got me like…
It is almost impossible to nail down any single moment where decor has mattered in my life. Truth is, decor always matters. Decor is the ambiance, the vibes, the feeling that you get when you walk into a room. Want a room with strong, commanding feel? Imitate Ancient Greek. Want a laid back feel? Use inspiration from the 70’s. One does not simply choose to use decor or not, because it is always there. Your choice of decor is your own way to influence how others feel when they enter your territory. You get to mandate how others see your home, office, bedroom, desk, anywhere and everywhere.
Decor lets me design my room in a way that I feel comfortable bringing others in; knowing that the connotation they get from my choices accurately represents who I am. I will always be the first to offer my home as a place for a group meeting. Not because I don’t want go to other places, but because I have a pride in my decor. It makes me who I am. I reflect what my decor shows, just as much as it reflects me: I cannot study in a mess, and so my room is well kept and organized to make sure that my mind is well kept and organized. If I am preparing for an interview, I will put on my outfit and check it in the mirror of my room. If the outfit fits in with the decor, it will reflect me well in the interview.
The thing I appreciate most about decor is not how I do it, but the experience of discovering how others do it. It gives you the opportunity to really step into their world, their head space, and literally explore it. I would never look down on someone’s decor, as it is just simply an extension of who they are, and I want nothing more than to connect with others. If I walk into someone’s room and can sympathize with why and how they design it, I know I can truly come to be friends.
So in the end, it is essential to know that decor always matters.
Decor is A Necessity
The world is constantly changing. People, technology, nature, politics and society are all in a continuous state of transformation, whether we like it or not. I personally feel that being a common man, I have little to no say in how the world works. This makes it vital for me to have a safe place, and that safe place is the artistic embodiment of my house’s decor. If I don’t like a lamp I can get rid of it and if I don’t like how my couch is placed, I can alter the setting. Altering the décor of my house is an important way for me to exercise some of my flamboyant and meticulous behavior. Decorating my house for the holidays is my way of airing my desire to celebrate holidays. Along these lines décor is very important to many people to exhibit their abundance and creativity to guests. While for me personal fulfillment is the main motive for having and updating my décor, there is still an aspect of vanity. It is not uncommon for me to want to impress others by bettering the appearance of my house.
The home is called a sanctuary and there are many reasons for this, a major one being the décor of the home. A person has the privilege to design his home according to his/her comfort level. Wood flooring or ambient lighting may be what makes a person feel truly relaxed. This is why some people can only express themselves fully when at home at their optimum comfort levels. You will only jump on the bed you love and sit on the kitchen counter that you cherish. A home that is a reflection of your personality will allow your inner self to be fully expressed. Maybe bright colors create the right atmosphere for some people. In the same way the amiable color of a rug and the smooth texture of the warps in between a person toes may contribute greatly to the amenity experienced by a person. A perfect example of how décor provides comfort is the sheer number of family pictures hung on the walls of almost every household. The familiarity of the associated faces in the photographs and the familiarity of the décor in a home contribute in a familiar way to making a house a home.
Décor is a fundamental for every household in the world. Along with being necessary the décor of a house can be symbolic of the people living in it.
Home is where the heart is
Home is supposed to be where the heart is but, how much heart do we put into our homes? When we allow someone into a place we have made “home”, we are often sharing a bit of ourselves at the same time. The furnishings, color scheme, wall hangings, and extras that fill this space are not simply a reflection of taste or financial standing. We often choose decor with some deliberate intent and may even use it as a means to help bolster an image that we hope to cultivate however, our choice of decor frequently reflects a subconscious state of mind while, at the same time, influencing it.
This reflection may result in a positive or negative feedback loop depending on the status of our projection. Fear or a preference for the “safe” route can lead to dull or washed out colors along with simple lines and patterns used in excess, yet a desire to appear bold or exotic can result in the reverse. When a living space is used as more of a showplace and is not “lived in”, it does not feel like a “home” and is clearly a projection of an image one wishes to convey. A home that is “lived in” contains elements that indicate regular use such as points of wear on furniture and books, items absent from their usual placement or left in an open space, and at least some dust or dirt that has accumulated in one or more areas of the residence.
A home that is “lived in” but not fully cared for on the other hand, can become cluttered, filthy, and impassable. A “home” that one feels comfortable in can range from filthy to sterile, sparse to cluttered, dimly lit to exceedingly bright. A healthy balance between all of these aspects can help to promote a positive atmosphere that will not only encourage a sense of well-being and comfort for the residents of a space but, visitors will also be more likely to enjoy time spent there. Cleanliness without sterility, comfortable furnishings without clutter, and a sufficient amount of natural light alongside artificial lighting that has been chosen for color, as much as for efficiency, are often key to a pleasant atmosphere as these elements have been associated with tranquility, balance, warmth and, at times, imagination.
Modern Living with Contemporary Bed Linens
There are a lot of prospects to choose from in giving life and excitement to your bedrooms simply by incorporating contemporary bed linen. A frontrunner to these prospects is the easy care poly cotton that gives a lot of value in quality. This fabric is soft and smooth and does away with ironing and pressing as it does not get crumpled or creased. Aside from its elegance and quality, this fabric is priced reasonably.
Bed Linen Choices
The most prominent feature of the contemporary bed linen is that it can be cleaned using the washing machine. The more delicate and stylized bed linens require the more expensive dry cleaning option. It would be nice to have these designer bed linens for special occasions, but for everyday use, it is more practical to keep it with the contemporary bed linens.
There are complete bed linens available online which would effectively upgrade the aesthetic and functional appeal of your bedroom. With the huge harvest of cotton crops experienced last year, there has been a big surplus of the cotton material that is mostly responsible for the higher cotton content of bed linens in the market up to this day. This means that you can get quality and high grade bed linens at bargain prices which mean more value for your bedroom.
A lot of home decoration practitioners have been maximizing the use of cotton in bed linens because of its popular cost. With consideration on sturdiness, these people can even choose the designer contemporary beds covers and get them at affordable prices. The Duvet bed cover is an attractive choice as it has a classy appearance with its 100 percent Egyptian cotton and 600 thread density count, and a piece of this item can be fetched at less than $100.
You can easily modify and upgrade your bedroom with the use of the sateen stripped covers as an alternative to the duvet bed cover. With a density of 280 threads, this Egyptian cotton cover can be purchased for an incredible value with a price of only $25. The Egyptian cotton is known for durability and strength with its relatively longer fibers and reasonable price.
Matching Designs And Colors
These bed linens also come in different and beautiful designs and colors that would give you the opportunity to mix and match with your bedroom. Multiple duvet bed covers can be used that would give prominence and style to your bedrooms. Choosing light pastels can blend with almost any design and decoration.