i grew up in a beautiful house on sydney's north shore.
my mum had gorgeous taste, and everything was *always* perfect. there were rooms we were not allowed to go into (due to putting prints in the carpet), sinks we could not wash our hands in, and god forbid we sat on our bed after mum had made it!
and, i can honestly say, that every wall in the house was painted a slight variation of the same pale blue. or was it pale green? doesn't matter.
i am sure that my mum comes over to our place and quietly shakes her head over the decisions we make in our space.
she wouldn't understand my decision to spend 2 hours last night attaching white ducks feathers (with fishing line) to a dirty big branch i chopped from a tree outside.
and she *definately* wouldn't understand my decision to hang it on a freshly painted wall.
and that's ok.
we love it.
i love that my kids come home from playing with their friends,..or from going to school,..or from feeding the rabbits, to find that something inside has changed.
whether it be as simple as moving furniture around. or, painting walls,. or hanging twigs.
nothing remains the same.
and why should it?
your home is your castle. have some FUN with it!
paint the hallway "brothel" pink if you want. The kitchen floor *may* look awesome painted apple green. the lounge room wall is crying out for an ecclectic 'wall sculpture'. the couch might just look cool against the other wall. that old rustic trunk feels as if it could become a funky industrial coffee table. the vase in the kitchen is crying out for a couple of gorgeous green leaves plucked from the garden.
what's stopping you?
you may not like it? oh well. then you can formulate more exactly what indeed you *do* like, and what works for your family and your space.
don't be afraid to attach photos / images directly to the wall with tape. don't be afraid to bring the outside in.
don't be afraid to change it up a bit.
live a little people! own your space!
on another note, i am seriously lusting after a barnacle. something like this.
love your space, friends.
(here endeth the lesson!)