It's the Little Things
It's funny how little things can make you fall in love with a space all over again. I've always loved my living room. Its 200+ year old exposed beams and its pitted and scarred ancient pine floors are what first made me fall hard for this house, after all. However, I'd grown accustomed to all of its charms over the past year.
The old plaid pillows on my couches, though, didn't escape notice. They were worn and tattered and I've looked for replacements for nearly a year without success. It's not easy to find pillows that are just your style, color scheme, and quality. Well, I finally found just the ones that met all my wants. And an added bonus, they are paisley and I love paisley.
Last weekend I also finally had my husband hang one of my favorite candleholders on the wall. It's a reproduction of an 18th century holder. I've had it for years and I'm not sure why I didn't think to hang it in this house before now. It sat forgotten in an antique trunk in my library.
These small, simple things have rekindled my desire to constantly be in this room. They've added to the atmosphere, to the homeyness. You don't always have to spend a lot of time or money and overhaul a room to fall in love again. It's often the little things.
Posted by Alyson (New England Living) at 3:23 PM