Mondays: My usual day of catching up on chores, TV that I missed due to working at the weekend, and spending some mother and son time.
Today though as it was my husband's last day before he returns to work tomorrow, I went for my first long distance run of the year, then met him and my son to go for a coffee, to get some bits and to take Henry to the park.
I am gonna get my guest room/home office completed, and get my bookcase that I am converting into a craft storage unit completed at the start of this year. I am getting bored with the same look and thinking of "What can be done", I am now taking action and thinking "This is going to get done now".
Also I want to change my display table in our living room and the corner units aswell.
If you do have tables or units/dashboard, in your home, and you are fed up of looking at the same old dreary space then why not revamp it and make it a display of photos, candles and other things that mean a lot to you,. so when you look over to this area it gives you peace instead of anxiety and makes you feel overwhelmed and nothing much has changed.
"You don't need it to be Christmas to be able to decorate your home, as there are more days to celebrate than just once a year"
Sometimes we can feel the Christmas blues as we go into a new year, so to get out of that, you can still decorate your home, but instead of doing it just once a year, why not do this all year round.
OK I know what you are thinking.
"THAT COSTS MONEY"
Well actually it doesn't have too, look around you and you be surprised with what you can do. Why not go through your photos and create a collage, use your birthday cards you keep into a piece of art and have a display of them, that will help you look at the space that once was boring after Christmas into a showcase.
I use an old draw organizer that I have used to display items, books I wish to read, jewelry I want to remember to wear and got as they are special pieces that mean a lot to me, that were gifts. I store my current perfumes I am using and items that I have not used yet, but is out on display so I use them and don't forget about them. (see above this is one display I have created on my cube unit in my bedroom).
I do believe in the catchphrase
"OUT OF MIND OUT OF SIGHT"
"A home should not be done up like a showroom for other people, but given the personal touch so you feel happy and content in your own space"
Why not have a theme for each display if you wish to, I have done this to store shower gels, roll on's and body sprays on my cube unit, so I know to use them and they are not just standing there looking like clutter but interesting and I will make sure I use them first before I need to buy anymore.
You can do the same with bags, books as I have done, jewelry, craft stock, paper, stationary supplies, it is endless what you can do.
So lets be happy in the new year, and make everyday a day to display decor, so everyday can feel like Christmas, it doesn't have to end just because it is the new year.
Many thanks for reading,