With all the high speed technology in the world today I think we often forget about the gentleness we all need in life.
The simple yet lovely elements that make us feel content inside. These are never costly items, just simple little touches that any of us can do.
Having a lovely home is more than a home that is well designed. A lovely home is a feast for all the senses.
I think we often forget the little things we can do to bring back the LOVELY to our homes.
Today I thought I would share some of the things I try to do in my own home to make it lovely not only for my guest, but for me!
These are simple ideas that cost very little, or in many cases cost nothing, like this first idea……….
BRINGING IN NATURE
Go out in your back yard and cut some greenery, or a single blossom and put it on your desk or guest bathroom sink, or on your dining table tonight for dinner.
Add a little sparkle to your water with sequins. Just think about how this would glimmer next to a flickering flame of a votive candle.
Even a sprig of fern can look lovely in a simple glass bottle.
Often we tend to think we have to have company to do these special little touches.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
I think it is important to do add loveliness to our homes on a daily basis.
Every morning I wake up and open my blinds and turn on my stereo. I always have soft ambient music playing in the background.
You would be surprised at how it can lift your spirits, just to have the soft sound of beautiful music playing. Another no cost way to add a special feel to your home.
Candles are always an extra added bonus in a room. Whether they add a scent or just the beautiful light that glimmers in a room.
Often times we think it has to be dark, or a candlelight dinner to have a candle lit. I light my candles even during the day. I have one on my desk that I love to light when I first wake up in the mornings.
Throughout the day we will all be drinking, coffee, tea or just plain water. Why not make it a little more special by drinking out of a special cup or glass, adding lemon, or ice cubes with fruit in them. Simple and very little cost to do this.
FRESH AIR AND LIGHTIf the weather allows, open up those windows and let fresh air flow through your home….
Fresh sheets on the bed sprayed with your favorite linen spray or fragrance.
Sometimes I just spray my fragrance on my pillow case because it is such a pleasure to lay my head down at night.
You already have the perfume, why not use it. Just think about how your spouse will be surprised when they lay their head down at bedtime….
Another thing I do is to take a dryer sheet and rub it on the edge of the sheet that I fold over and on my pillow case.
Don’t forget you can also change your pillow case every night if you love the freshness of just laundered bedding. You don't have to wait until you change all the sheets.
All of these things are no cost, yet they add loveliness to your day!
If you have fresh fruit and/or veggies in your refrigerator bring them out, and put them in a colorful bowl for a pop of color on your counter.
These are things you already have so why not utilize them in a lovely manner.
None of the above ideas are costly and they are so simple to do in your own home today!!
ASSIGNMENT FOR TONIGHT
Tonight when you have dinner, light a candle, put a little vase of greenery next to it. Pull out your cloth napkins instead of paper. Use a tablecloth! Have music playing in the background, and have a LOVELY dinner!!