I used to read Home Beautiful magazine and hope that one day I would have a house like the ones on those glossy pages. It’s only quite recently that I’ve wised up and realised that a house that is livable and lived in is what I really want, not a perfectly beautiful home. But that realisation may be somewhat coloured by the fact that my house will never, ever be featured in a glossy magazine.
Here’s why my house will never be in home beautiful….
Clean, unfolded laundry is an accessory in almost every room.
An ‘artful shelf arrangement’ in our house consists of 2 toy cars, a plastic giraffe and a lump of blue-tak.
Some houses have air conditioning, we have holes in the floor.
Our interior designer is ‘Mr Ikea’.
Instead of a snazzy modular sofa with a scattering of cushions in front of our fire, we have a clothes horse full of washing to dry.
At least one third of our window furnishings involve bedsheets and thumbtacks.
Our landscaped outdoor entertaining area currently includes a makeshift laundry, a very large drainage ditch and a jumble of plastic toys.
One day our home will be less building site/disaster zone and more lovely lived in space, but it will ever be ‘home beautiful’ and I am ok with that!
So tell me… would your home be featured in a glossy house mag?
As always there are no hard and fast rules for this, you can share a failure or any other aspect of your perfectly imperfect life!
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