When it comes to decorating your own house, I think patience might be just as important as a good eye. I started thinking about this after trying to make a quick decision last week about ordering new lighting for our kitchen.
What I was considering. . .
What I ideally envision . . .even if it never happens.
Truth is, I was never 100% sold on the look of those lanterns for that room, but they were a good deal. I had several readers remind me that I was on nobody’s timeline to get this house “finished” and should wait until I found something I loved.
I totally agree.
My motivation for buying pieces in the past has often been affordability, and to some extent, it still is. But, we’ve all gotten stuck with things that we don’t really love because we’ve been impulsive. It’s a careful mix of buying what you love and what’s in the budget. That’s where the challenge comes in.
I’ve found that if I’m willing to look (and/or save) long enough, I’m always happier with my purchase in the long run.
I had my eye on a poster canopy bed for a long time and ummm, “patiently” waited until my husband gave me the green light.
This chair, on the other hand, I ordered online in a rush because (gasp!) we had an empty corner that needed to be filled and it was, once again, “a good deal.” It’s uncomfortable and is now residing in the corner of my son’s room.
So, when it comes to decorating your house, are you a sprinter or a marathon runner?
And, for fun, what’s the one impulsive purchase you’ve made for your home that you regret the most? :)