When it comes to decoration in my house I like to keep it minimal, easy to clean but at the same time aesthetically pleasing.
It’s important that you give your house a theme and ask yourself what needs to stay and what you need to get rid of because it doesn’t fit that theme. My theme is all about plants, candles and a few family photos. All of this makes us feel good at home and gives a touch of personality to the space.
You have to ask yourself a simple question “Does it serve a purpose functionally or visually?” if yes keep it, if not, why bother?
Not everyone gets this mindset and sometimes it can be a difficult for family and friends to understand. Especially when you move to a new house, people tend to offer you decoration pieces amongst other gifts.
The majority of people see an empty surface on a new house as “they didn’t have the time to buy something to fill/complete that space yet”, when instead, I look at it and feel satisfaction for not having the need to clutter that space.
I know it’s difficult to just tell someone “don’t get me anything, I don’t need it” (Hint: I don’t want it), the person will just ignore it and get you something anyways. So my advice is to tell them what you would like to have, such as something useful and not expensive.
I noticed that by keeping empty surfaces in my house it makes it easier to organise and clean the space. So I definitely recommend doing it!
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