So, I know I haven’t shown you many pictures of the progress of our house lately. And, there’s a good reason for that. There is no progress! Between work and life, my house has become the last thing on my priority list and to be honest, it’s a little depressing. My mood is so affected by my environment—is yours? Clutter can make me feel nervous. A project sitting unfinished and untouched for weeks/months makes me agitated. I’m not the only one, right?
When we moved in, my goal was to get the family room finished fast. I painted the bookcases, ordered a new rug and decided on slipcovered chairs.
Since then, not much has happened. Currently, I have an entry housing a dresser with lots of stuff piled on top of it and a light fixture in the floor beside of it that I plan to put up “someday.” My hallway still has three different paint swatches that I put up months ago. And, our family room is full of chaos and blank walls.
I wonder, do designers have something similar to “writer’s block?” I think they must. Tiredness—along with being consumed by client projects—can definitely affect creativity. That’s where I am right now. But, sometimes, you just lose your design “umph” in general.
So, my question is—what do you do when you lose motivation to work on your own house? Take a break? Buy something (small) to inspire you? I’d love to hear your thoughts.