It’s Monday! That means it’s time for another installment of Making Your Dream Room a Reality.
I hate to admit it, but there are things that are inspiring to me that simply won’t work around here:
- We have two dogs – one that is a nearly 100-pound, long-haired white dog and a smaller one who destroys everything from books to Spanish Moss and everything in between.
- We have a three year old son who manages to spill his milk out of no-spill cups and has huge plastic toys all over the house. And Hot Wheels. Oh, the Hot Wheels!
- I also have a husband who will do things such as file metal on our kitchen table the evening after I spent the entire day cleaning the house.
There are just some aspects of our life that I just have to accept and decorate around. At times, it gets completely annoying to the wannabe decorator inside of me, but I guess that’s just life.
For example, I would absolutely love to have this coffee table in my living room (and, okay, the rest of the furniture shown, too), but it’s just not practical with our son. I can’t imagine the tiny hand prints. It is tempered glass so it wouldn’t actually break, but I would be absolutely devastated if Lightening McQueen or Thomas the Train shattered it.
The rest of this room, however? D.I.V.I.N.E. It seriously makes my heart race. It will become mine. Oh, yes. It will.
You see, I know that I have decorating challenges due to our family and the way we live our life together. I’m sure you may have some of the same challenges as me or even an entirely different set of challenges. It’s all part of living our lives the way we choose.
But, did you notice that NONE of the things I mentioned were money related? There’s been no “I love it but can’t afford it” spoken so far in this series. We’re going to be addressing those types of issues soon, but not quite yet. I want to make sure you aren’t letting dollar signs stop you from finding your dream room.
Until then, go through your inspiration photos and determine what won’t work in your home. What are your challenges that you have to decorate around? Let us know in the comments and maybe we can give you some suggestions!