To Decorate or NOT to Decorate

It’s the fall season - the most colourful but most depressive. It’s flu season, it’s the rainy season, it’s the mud season… well.. I’m not a fan of fall. But even during fall we supposed to be perfect moms, understanding friends, supportive colleagues, badass bosses, hot ladies, and your home should look like Architect Digest Magazine Cover. Isn’t it too much?? And the last thing you want to hear is another push to do something.

So today I am not telling you to do things. That's right - I am giving you the permission NOT to do things.

permission fairy

SO - do not worry about your family room being kid’s play area with tons of toys. It’s OK to have toys in the family room when you are a working mom or 2,3,4… In fact, it’s more functional and rational to have kids in the family room playing while you doing your stuff. I’m giving you permission not to sort the toys in different pretty containers and place them in stylish order on your shelving. Just have one big (it could be ottoman with the storage) and toss them all there. Let your kids sort it out themselves when they want to play. Sound satisfying?

Image: West Elm / Carlo Mid-Century 2-Piece Chaise Sectional

Image: West Elm / Carlo Mid-Century 2-Piece Chaise Sectional

I have another one. It’s OK to have zero toss cushions on your sofa! Yes, that’s me, interior stylist, telling you that you can have a pretty sofa without the cushions. You don’t have to worry about mix and match them, how fluffy and good looking are they, you don’t need to change them with the seasons. Just relax. If your sofa is comfortable enough and looks good who cares about the cushions. Just have your partner to cuddle with besides you on the sofa. Does that make you feel better?

Image: West Elm / Valencia 2-Piece Chaise Sectional

Image: West Elm / Valencia 2-Piece Chaise Sectional

And the last but not least – It’s OK to have bare walls! Yes, you heard me. No art, no photo frames, just beautiful bare walls. Don’t spend time stressing about what you should hand on that wall surfing through the online shops or hanging around your local Homesense. Just embrace simplicity and elegance of the room structural elements. Less is more.

If you know someone who needs a permission to relax and finally enjoy his or her Home, share this post with them. Let me help them to see the beauty in NOT doing things like they used to do.