Interior Design Is a Never-Ending Task

James Walpole/ August 21, 2020

We tend to think that interior design and decor for a house or apartment are one-time projects, or big periodic renovations. In fact, every time you clean or even every time you just walk past an area of your home can be a good time to do some work.

The key is to look for how you can use more of your home in ways that bring you joy and meaning.

Have a window alcove that’s bare? Maybe you should be putting a windowseat and bookshelf there. Don’t light your fireplace that often? Put some candles there instead to create the same effect. Don’t see a living room getting used? Bring a book there and test out the sofa.

An unused garage space can become a gym. An old unused record player might fit in perfectly in a room with a rustic feel.

And so on and so forth. You get the idea. Some of these are real examples of improvements. Most are simple enough to imagine if you de-stress and minimize the expected workload of “redecarting. All of them will become more evident as you go further back into America’s more practical past homes. Homes ought to be beautiful and functional and lived-in, too, and that’s what we ought to aspire to.

James Walpole

James Walpole is a writer, startup marketer, and perpetual apprentice. You're reading his blog right now, and he really appreciates it. Don't let it go to his head, though.

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