“Have nothing in your homes that you do not know
to be useful and believe to be beautiful.” William Morris
I read blogs a lot. My favorites bar is filled with blogs that talk about life and living and home improvement and budgeting. I often stumble upon random sentences, paragraphs, etc that speak to me deeply and I think, “I should write about this.”
I’m not a talented blogger. I often run off on tangents that don’t make much sense to anyone but myself as I am in my own brain. But, I love to share things that are meaningful to me, things that I hope may help someone in some way.
The quote above, about filling your homes with useful and beautiful things, speaks to me in many forms. I am a photographer, I work in the floor/window coverings industry, I try my absolute best to be a cook, a wife, a homeowner, a friend, and a family member. This quote speaks to me on all those levels.
As a photographer, I believe you should fill your home with photographs that are filled with emotion and memories. As a cook, I feel you should fill your home with the tools necessary to make the meals that bring comfort, health, and happiness in your home. As a wife, I want to fill my home with love and comfort. As a friend, I want to express my appreciation for their companionship and create a welcoming environment. As a family member, I want to fill my home with unconditional love and affection.
And because I work in the floor/window covering industry, I also understand the importance of having a strong starting point to assist my home in being all I hope and wish for. I understand that having a good quality floor will decrease our stress of worrying about staining and wear & tear, and assist us in keeping a healthy, beautiful home. I know that our window coverings will assist us in keeping our energy costs down, while also providing wonderful light control and kicking up the beauty factor in our home. I know our floor and window coverings can bring comfort and individual style that can tie together the rest of our home decorating. I know that although we don’t HAVE to pay close attention to these things to have a beautiful home, that it will benefit us in the long run. We will know we have purchased good quality products for fairly permanent fixtures in our home.
We will know we are filling our home with a beautiful & useful foundation to a healthy and happy home.