"We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us" Winston Churchill
This quote strikes a chord. How true!
Whether you deliberately choose your surroundings or not- they influence your feelings, moods and attitude. Not making your surroundings pleasant is just as much a choice as taking the time to surround yourself with things in which you find pleasure. Creating a space that makes you feel safe, comfortable, happy and relaxed lets you enjoy your home. The space you create is a reflection of you- witty, charming, solemn, playful, sophisticated, creative with the fun part being the way it will affect others - the way people will feel once inside. Is it inviting, relaxing and comfortable?
That environment will shape your life- Do you feel comfortable enough in your space to invite people into your private world? If the answer is yes, then you already know the benefits of enjoying what you have. It doesn't have to be then most expensive furniture or the latest trend. Truly, it is better if the design has unique quirks to give it character- make it memorable and individualized not cookie cutter. Whatever your choices, you will reap the benefits of living a full and complete life surrounded by friends and family enjoying your home that is absolutely just right for you.
If not get busy, so that you can enjoy all of the joys of entertaining and living your life to the fullest in your own cozy cocoon. If you create a space that reflects who you are- it will envelop your guests with a sense of your genuine being.
So how is your dwelling affecting your life? Positively or Negatively. You can shape the outcome by first shaping your dwelling.