When I bought my house, I was at a loss on how to decorate.
I wasn’t good at decorating.
My husband wouldn’t let me paint, because I made such a mess. I could cook anything and cleaned like I was being paid. I could sew a tuxedo if I was given the dimensions and do alterations on the most elaborate wedding gown, but I couldn’t hammer a nail in. I asked my sister who I should call for interior design ideas. She was a bit taken aback that I wasn’t specifically asking for her help. She told me hse offered her help with interior design ideas before I even bought the house. She decorated her entire home, and it was a showpiece. I wasn’t sure I wanted a show piece. I wanted a home that was comfortable and livable. She didn’t think a house should just be comfortable. A house should wow someone when they walked in. With her interior design ideas, she would give me the wow factor I needed. I knew I didn’t want her idea of what a house should look like. I wanted a home where the kids could play, and my husband wouldn’t feel guilty if he walked in with mud on his shoes. I wanted cozy, livable, and a home. She told me I was being silly, and if I didn’t want her interior design idea, I wouldn’t want interior design ideas from anyone she knew. I started trolling through magazines and talked to my husband whenever I found something I liked. When we were done with our idea of interior designing, we had the perfect home where we could relax and be a family.